Over the Easter break the AIGM spotted some new articles well worth reading:
The New York Times chats to a number of US philanthropists and grantmakers about the ever-challenging issue of saying "no" to funding requests.
The article - The Art of Saying No as a Philanthropist - examines the techniques philanthropists and grantmakers use, as well as the challenges that comes with having to say no.
In the second article, the Huffington Post blog lists five key ways parents can encourage philanthropy in their children. The piece, by Sharon Bush, is a great starting point on the topic. It can be read at The Huffington Post site.
The third piece comes from the Stanford Social Innovation Review and the William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation's June Wang.
In her article Forgetting Failure, Ms Wang looks at how philanthropists and grantmakers have been encouraged to talk about failure, and asks the question: "How can we talk about our failures more regularly, and in ways that truly allow us to learn and improve?"
The Channel - Australia's first LGBTQIA+ giving circle - has gone live and is now accepting donations from founding members.
Current approach to disaster-related philanthropy is "insufficient and unsustainable", according to new report from two key US grantmaking bodies.
The Body Shop Foundation will close next year after refusing funding from its main funder - Body Shop International - amidst reports that the deal offered would threaten its independence.
Growth in contributions to, and grants from, US donor-advised funds have grown significantly in the past 12 months according to new analysis.