Sandy Hook and the Wisdom of Organizing

January 15, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


A month out from the Sandy Hook shootings, grieving Newtown, Connecticut residents have begun to mobilize. So has Washington. Post fiscal cliff, the policy buzz about the beltway targets assault weapons. Late last year, the Obama administration initiated a task force headed by Vice President Biden to look at options for curtailing civilian access to assault weapons. The administration is calling... Read More

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You May Be Concerned, But Do You Feel Responsible?

November 04, 2012 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


We can’t be a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to giving. Our giving should be strategic and focused, centered on a small number of issues that we feel responsible to address; issues that lay particularly heavy on our heart. If we want to be effective philanthropists, we need to be aiming for impact, not reach. Pursuing impact begins with knowledge, with educating ourselves about issues. If we... Read More

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