Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about foundations, nonprofits and their impact

My wife Karen Schneider and I gave just under seven percent of our pretax income to charity in 2017. Most Americans give away about three percent of their adjusted gross income, according to the Urban Institute, but our earnings are higher, so we should give away more. The Life You Can Save, a website inspired by the …

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My wife Karen Schneider and I gave about six percent of our pretax income to charity in 2016. Most Americans give away about three percent of their adjusted gross income, according to the Urban Institute, but our earnings are higher, so we should give away more, in my view. The Life You Can Save, a …

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Yesterday I blogged about my 2015 charitable donations. Today it’s my daughter Sarah Gunther’s turn. This is a fascinating moment for giving. An influx of capital from Silicon Valley technocrats-turned-philanthropists—most recently Mark Zuckerberg—has added fuel to the fire of philanthropy’s current obsession with metrics and impact. While the call for increased accountability in the nonprofit …

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