So What?

My first boss famously asked his analysts the same question in meetings.  The question was, ‘So, what?’ That one simple question forced us to go a level deeper to understand and articulate our rationale for the action we were proposing. ‘So, what?’ can take many forms such as ‘For what purpose?’ or ‘To what end?’…

Seven trends in philanthropy to expect in 2017

2016 was a great year for philanthropy. It included record levels of giving and impact investing and more strategic approaches to charitable efforts. 2017 will likely launch its own unique trends. I’ll be watching for these highlights: Reduced tax incentives for giving Many knowledgeable observers predict that Congress will reduce income tax rates for the…