The Sphinx Organization: Democratizing Classical Music

The Sphinx Organization: Democratizing Classical Music

By Trevor Neilson for The Huffington Post
"Aaron Dworkin and the Sphinx Organization are guiding lights promoting equality, access, and education for those who wouldn't otherwise have the same opportunities."

The Bay Area Bubble That Must Burst

The Bay Area Bubble That Must Burst

By Trevor Neilson for The Huffington Post
"We need a new level of philanthropic and civic engagement which could be led by great minds of Silicon Valley -- a movement that leads to stronger, more innovative and strategic solutions to the social challenges we face."

The Great Philanthropy Disruption

The Great Philanthropy Disruption

By Trevor Neilson for The Huffington Post
"As the world becomes increasingly connected through the Internet and social media, and citizens grow increasingly frustrated with ineffective institutional solutions to solving the world's ills, the time is ripe for technology and social media to disrupt philanthropy."

Situation Report: Super Typhoon Haiyan Update

Situation Report: Super Typhoon Haiyan Update

Global Philanthropy Group Situation Report
Category 5 Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), one of the largest storms in recorded history, made landfall early Friday, November 8, 2013 (local time) in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province in the Philippines.

Gucci Teams With Twitter To Host Hackathon

Gucci Teams With Twitter To Host Hackathon

Gucci Press Release
Gucci announced today that they are teaming with Twitter to present CHIME HACK, a hackathon to create mobile app solutions to support girls and women.

Howard G. Buffett Foundation Launches 40 Chances Fellows Program

Howard G. Buffett Foundation Launches 40 Chances Fellows Program

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Press Release
Today at the World Food Prize symposium, Prime Minister Tony Blair announced a collaboration between his Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and the World Food Prize Foundation to launch the 40 Chances Fellows program. 

Launch Of Agricultural Innovation Prize, Powered By 40 Chances

Launch Of Agricultural Innovation Prize, Powered By 40 Chances

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Press Release
The competition encourages student teams to develop innovative ways and real-world plans to address social and agricultural challenges within food systems to improve the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s population.

Global Philanthropy Group Launches Global Philanthropy Digital

Global Philanthropy Group Launches Global Philanthropy Digital

Global Philanthropy Group Press Release
Global Philanthropy Digital will leverage Global Philanthropy Group’s breadth of experience driving some of the world’s most well-known philanthropic efforts, with an explicit focus on designing and implementing digital strategies to maximize social impact. 

How A TED Talk Destroyed The Charity Overhead Myth

How A TED Talk Destroyed The Charity Overhead Myth

By Trevor Neilson for The Huffington Post
"Should anyone donate to a non-profit that wastes money? Of course not. But now that the charity overhead ratio industry is campaigning against charity overhead ratios we can get back to what matters: measuring results."

What Mandela Means

What Mandela Means

By Trevor Neilson for The Huffington Post
"Name one elected official in the world today that would have the courage to fully forgive and totally embrace those who imprisoned him for 27 years."

Philanthropy And Millennials: Get On Board Or Get Left Behind

Philanthropy And Millennials: Get On Board Or Get Left Behind

By Trevor Neilson for The Huffington Post
"Millennials, motivated by their passion for bettering the world and their desire to be recognized and to be rewarded for doing so, will catalyze a revolution in both business and philanthropy." 

The Giving Pledge Goes Global

The Giving Pledge Goes Global

By Trevor Neilson for The Huffington Post
"A little noticed piece of news emerged in the world of philanthropy this week. A dozen new billionaires signed onto the Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge."

20 Children

20 Children

By Trevor Neilson for The Huffington Post
"This morning, 20 toothbrushes sat on the bathroom counter. Twenty pairs of winter boots weren't put on. Twenty little chairs at the breakfast table sat empty."

What Roubini Just Said And Why Those Who Work In Philanthropy Should Listen

What Roubini Just Said And Why Those Who Work In Philanthropy Should Listen

By Trevor Neilson for The Huffington Post
"Roubini was one of the few who predicted the collapse of the United States housing market and the worldwide recession which started in 2008. On July 9, calmly and specifically, he said something that should have those of us who work in philanthropy readying for what could be the 'perfect storm.'"

Microfinance As A Tool To Alleviate Poverty

Microfinance As A Tool To Alleviate Poverty

Quote by Maggie Neilson in Forbes
Global Philanthropy Group partner Maggie Neilson, who helped develop and implement the United Nation’s Year of Micro credit program in 2005, sums it up nicely: “People just want access to the same financial tools we have so that they can help themselves.”