It Takes Us All

Regardless of the sector in which we work, the values with which we were raised or the politics we espouse, we are all repelled by such horrors as the persistence of modern-day slavery, the relegation of a child to a life of poverty, the outbreak of disease epidemics that cut a deadly swath across whole…

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African Philanthropists Help Lead the Fight Against Ebola

The stories of those being struck down by Ebola — and of the loss to their families, friends, communities and countries — are gut-wrenching. As I write this, the World Health Organization estimates that in the hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there are nearly 16,000 confirmed, probable or suspected cases of Ebola….

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Collaborative Philanthropy: Even Billionaires Figure They Need Help to Save the World

Philanthropy at its best is an inventive and collaborative enterprise. Yet, more often than not, foundations and individual benefactors have chosen to go it alone. No longer. A new breed of philanthropist has emerged, willing to partner across sectors, disciplines, and geographic boundaries to achieve their goals. Many are beneficiaries of the information revolution and…

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