In this excerpt from her new book, “Imagining Abundance,” the philanthropist, fundraiser and organizational leader says that confidence and joyful passion are an irresistible combination that can overcome even the greatest obstacles.
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Instead of being uncomfortable with the task of raising money, Christian institutional leaders should embrace it as an essential part of their work and ministry, the author of a new book on fundraising, philanthropy and spirituality says in this interview.
In her lifetime, Margaret A. Cargill gave away money anonymously and spontaneously. In this interview, Christy Morse, CEO of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, talks about carrying on her legacy.
Bill and Melinda Gates meet a mother and child in Mapinga, Tanzania.
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In reading the annual Gates letter, a theologian wonders: Is there a way to acknowledge the pessimists’ accurate rendering of reality and still retain an optimistic rendering of the future?
Philanthropy has an enormous capacity to foster and sustain experiments, to take risks and try things that others can’t without a guarantee of success, says the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
When the John Merck Fund decided to spend all its money within 10 years, the move inspired a new strategy and heightened board members' focus, say two siblings who serve their family foundation.
A Christian activist who has worked on behalf of the world’s poor confesses that he, too, struggles with how to be a responsible American consumer.
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