Philanthropy Roundup: May 2017

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While single-donor private museums aren’t new, research tells us that 80 percent of all single-family museums were created in the 21st century.

If you’re a philanthropist, your schedule might make it hard to keep up with the latest news, topics and emerging trends in the world of giving back.

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Our “Philanthropy Roundup” posts highlight stories – at the local and national level – that are valuable to our readers and will keep you up to date in the world of philanthropy. Check out the articles below.

Philanthropy Roundup

Michael Bloomberg On Climate Change, the Power of Government, and Why He’s Still Hopeful About the Future
Town & Country Magazine
Former New York City Mayor and business titan Michael Bloomberg topped Town & Country’s list of Top 50 Philanthropists. He recently sat down with Katie Couric to discuss what his parents taught him about giving back, the crucial interplay between government and philanthropy, and why the private sector is often too quick to sing its own praises.

5 Priceless Benefits Entrepreneurs Gain From Philanthropy
Forbes – Philanthropy
Philanthropy is something that all entrepreneurs can benefit immensely from. In this article, entrepreneur and philanthropist Luke Weil identifies five benefits business owners gain by making philanthropy a part of the entrepreneurial journey.

Taco stand: Cohns’ latest is 100% for charity
The San Diego Union-Tribune
For the 37 years David and Lesley Cohn have been involved in the restaurant business and charitable giving. This month, the couple’s philanthropy will take on a new form: Gourmet taco. Libertad Tacos a la Brasa in Hillcrest will be the Cohn Restaurant Group’s 26th restaurant — and the first that’s a nonprofit, with 100 percent of its proceeds going to charity.

The Rise of Single-Donor Private Museums and Shifts in Art Giving
Inside Philanthropy
While single-donor private museums aren’t new, research tells us that 80 percent of all single-family museums were created in the 21st century. This development represents a major shift in the centuries-old partnership between donors, private collectors, and public museums. It’s game-changing stuff, and points to a simple yet powerful question: How will the next generation of museums be funded?

[Infographic] The Current and Future State of Nonprofit Philanthropy
Philanthropy News Digest
The current environment can be challenging for nonprofit organizations. Resources are stretched thin, but the need for services continues to increase. However, there is good news, as charitable giving has continued to increase. This infographic, courtesy of the online Master of Public Administration program at the University of San Francisco, provides a snapshot of a sector poised between the certainties of the past and an uncertain future.

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