Ferguson Shooting, Not Ice-Bucket Craze, Demands Philanthropy’s Focus

“Ferguson Shooting, Not Ice-Bucket Craze, Demands Philanthropy’s Focus” By Amy Schiller, The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

While the ice-bucket challenge did provoke some debate about philanthropic priorities, most didn’t ask the really tough questions. We should ask ourselves how nonprofits, which are devoted to improving the world and extending generosity to others, are so easily able . . . → Read More: Ferguson Shooting, Not Ice-Bucket Craze, Demands Philanthropy’s Focus

Estée Lauder to Weave Pink Ribbons Through the Internet

“Estée Lauder to Weave Pink Ribbons Through the Internet.” By Stuart Elliott, The New York Times.

Editorial comment: Stuart Elliott’s article describes the perceived success of Internet fundraising as demonstrated by the recent social media blockbuster, the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge. However, it also reflects a corporation’s plucky desire to deflect well-founded critique and instead . . . → Read More: Estée Lauder to Weave Pink Ribbons Through the Internet

The truth about the Ice Bucket Challenge: Viral memes shouldn't dictate our charitable giving

“The truth about the Ice Bucket Challenge: Viral memes shouldn’t dictate our charitable giving.” By Julia Belluz, Vox.

The choices we make about where to donate money for health causes aren’t always rational. We are probably more often driven to give by a disease that has touched a loved one than by utilitarian calculations about . . . → Read More: The truth about the Ice Bucket Challenge: Viral memes shouldn’t dictate our charitable giving

The cold, hard truth about the ice bucket challenge

“The cold, hard truth about the ice bucket challenge.” By William MatAskill, Quartz.

Does doing one good action, or just saying you would do it, lead a person in actuality to do fewer good actions in the future? Science says, yes. People are often more concerned about “looking good” or “feeling good” rather than actually . . . → Read More: The cold, hard truth about the ice bucket challenge