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Excellence in Philanthropy

Failing One’s Way to Success

The Up Side of Down offers a candid reckoning of how badly things really can go wrong, and a field guide to why and how “failure can be the best thing that ever happened to you (though it may sometimes feel like...

Briefly Noted

Charity rises in China. Disrupting the textbook market. Flight of the ospreys. A murky future for donor-advised funds.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Living Lands & Waters

An award-winning nonprofit leader is hauling junk out of our grimiest rivers.

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Nature Philanthropy

While parks are indeed public institutions, a great many owe their existence to creative donors.

Gas Heat

A small foundation is turning up the heat on fracking.

Protecting Animals and People

How donors are using research, security, and economic incentives to save Africa’s wildlife

Walk the Line

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy estimates that more than 1,600 abandoned railroad lines have been turned into trails.

Excellence in the Classroom

How can philanthropic investment help bring about a world where every child has a string of good teachers?

Philanthropy and Post-9/11 Veterans

The Roundtable’s expert on veterans discusses how donors can help them thrive after service.

School Magic

{image_1} Discussions of education reform more often center on policy than philanthropy. But these days, philanthropy is leading national improvements in schooling, and showing that better education is as much...


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