America's Remedy to Individualism

May 19, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


An interesting and pivotal change took place over the last century in the way philanthropy was practiced in America. In the 18th and 19th centuries, philanthropy was inherently communal. If you wanted to help orphans or ban the sale of alcohol, you would associate yourself with others in your township of the same mindset. You didn’t wait around for someone else to step in. Instead, you found... Read More

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Slacktivism's Fair Shake

May 02, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


In perhaps the most organized attack yet launched by a nonprofit on slacktivism, UNICEF Sweden unveiled a coordinated PR campaign last week against the “likes” it receives on its own Facebook page. The campaign’s intent was to force donors to confront the fact that “liking” their page does not equate to helping children in need. Concerned that a more nuanced message might lack the impetus to... Read More

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