Social Finance as a Design Challenge

Social Finance as a Design Challenge

Last week, I wrote to IDEO and recommended that, along with food production and maternal health, they should add ‘social finance’ as a design challenge on their OpenIDEO site.  I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email, from a real person, acknowledging my...

Islamic Finance, Muslim Philanthropy

Two articles have been sitting on my desk for weeks now and I’ve spent a number of afternoons mulling over what to write about them.  The first Doing God’s Work from the Wall Street Journal takes another look at the success of Islamic finance funds and ask how well...

The Philanthropist, according to NBC

The philanthropic sector has been buzzing since the airing of The Philanthropist pilot on NBC.  You may not spend your summer watching TV, but you may want to set your PVR to record an episode or two and see what you think. Next week (July 21), the Hudson Institute is...

Worse than unfair? Irrelevant.

If you have read Peter Singer’s book, The Life You Can Save, and have not adjusted your giving (increased it) – I’d love to hear from you. Singer writes from a ethics point of view (i.e. think philosophy and logic models) – and throws in some...

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