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Left: Robert Smith. Right (clockwise from left): Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Jay-Z, LeBron James and Nicki Minaj. Reuters, USA Today

Could black philanthropy help solve the black student debt crisis?

A recent gift by billionaire Robert Smith to pay off the student loans of 2019 graduates of Morehouse points to the potential of America's black elite to pay off all black students' college loans.
One of the successful outcomes of being part of 100 Resilient Cities is Living Melbourne: our metropolitan urban forest, a newly released strategy to increase vegetation cover in the city. Shutterstock

What next after 100 Resilient Cities funding ends?

Melbourne and Sydney are members of 100 Resilient CIties, which the Rockefeller Foundation has said it will no longer fund. So what has the global network achieved? And what can we learn from this?
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce personally donated $1 million to the Yes Campaign in the 2017 plebiscite on marriage equality. David Moir/AAP

Dear baby boomers: Australian philanthrophy needs your help

Australia is about to witness the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in our history, but giving through bequests in wills is currently low.
Michael Bloomberg gave Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion in 2018. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

The downside of doing good with a market mindset

When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
The Salvation Army is among the top few U.S. charities. CityOfFortWorth

How Salvation Army’s red kettles became a Christmas tradition

Around this time of the year, The Salvation Army's red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.

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