Inside Philanthropy

A blog on philanthropy and nonprofit news and issues. A publication of Philanthropy Journal.

February 9, 2007

New, traditional donors can learn from one another

PJ reports today on a talk by Susan Berresford, president of the Ford Foundation, who says new philanthropists are generating excitement in the charitable world but also creating risks for it.

Mega-donors’ business-oriented approach to giving could hurt philanthropy by prompting other donors to abandon traditional strategies for those favored by the new generation, Berresford told a Duke University seminar.

Kids materialistic, altruistic

PJ also reports on a new study that says appreciation for family and belongings is driving the giving spirit among American teens and “tweens.” While they may be materialistic on the whole, the study says, that doesn’t mean they aren’t generous.


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