Feb 15, 2019

From The Chronicle of Philanthropy: All Donors Need More Education — Not Just the Wealthy

OPINION FEBRUARY 12, 2019 PREMIUM All Donors Need More Education — Not Just the Wealthy By Sylvia Brown PETE RYAN…

Feb 02, 2019

Why Donor Education is so Badly Needed….

To better inform my new online course “Smarter Donors… Make a Difference,” I conducted market research using Userinterviews.com.  I asked…

Jan 28, 2019

The Joy That Comes from Smarter Giving – a recipe for greater donor (and client) satisfaction

The American College of Financial Services asked me to contribute a piece to the quarterly newsletter of the Chartered Advisor in…

Jan 07, 2019

Giving to Aging Causes is Investing in YOUR Future Self

My time as an Encore Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project has opened my eyes to the reality that aging…

Nov 27, 2018

Five Ways To Give With More Impact This Holiday Season

Last year, individual donors gave $280 billion to 1.5 million non-profits. The vast majority of Americans claim to care about…

Nov 27, 2018

Encouraging News in the Fight Against Poverty and Inequality

Since 2008, the portion of the world’s population living in extreme poverty (defined as living on less than $1.90 a…

Nov 27, 2018

What Can Be Done About Modern Slavery and Trafficking?

I often am asked about my 18th century ancestors who were prosperous merchants when slave trading fueled the Atlantic economy. …

Nov 27, 2018

Another Rhode Island First

Last year, $41 billion were given to America’s universities.  Donors fund higher education for many reasons, but most are rooted…

Nov 27, 2018

Skeletons in the Closet

When I was 18, I experienced my first drive with a police escort going to my grandfather’s funeral.  “Rhode Island’s…