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THE DISCUSSION

Leading experts in philanthropy share their perspectives on smart and effective giving.

Is giving back your next chapter?

Many of us look forward to spending more time on philanthropy in our retirement. Lauren K. Shenfield, founder and principal of Philanthropy Advisors, has tips and common pitfalls that can help you find your focus.

Is your head talking to your heart?

Giving back is a basic human instinct. But you'll enjoy it more when you balance the head and the heart, says Al Mueller, president of the philanthropic advisory firm Excellence in Giving.

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Low overhead does not mean that a charity is more effective

One of the most common measures of nonprofit effectiveness is nearly meaningless, says Lowell Weiss, president of Cascade Philanthropy Advisors. See what he suggests instead.

Let's talk about it

Engaging others in your giving can be eye-opening, says Ellen Remmer, co-managing partner of The Philanthropic Initiative. Read her thoughts on why you should talk about philanthropy.

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Is giving back your next chapter?

Many of us look forward to spending more time on philanthropy in our retirement. Lauren K. Shenfield, founder and principal of Philanthropy Advisors, has tips and common pitfalls that can help you find your focus.

Read more

Is your head talking to your heart?

Giving back is a basic human instinct. But you'll enjoy it more when you balance the head and the heart, says Al Mueller, president of the philanthropic advisory firm Excellence in Giving.

Read more

Low overhead does not mean that a charity is more effective

One of the most common measures of nonprofit effectiveness is nearly meaningless, says Lowell Weiss, president of Cascade Philanthropy Advisors. See what he suggests instead.

Read more

Let's talk about it

Engaging others in your giving can be eye-opening, says Ellen Remmer, co-managing partner of The Philanthropic Initiative. Read her thoughts on why you should talk about philanthropy.

Read more
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