Commentary and Opinion

Philanthropy News Digest invites opinion and commentary on topics of importance to the philanthropic sector. For more information, contact Kyoko Uchida, PND's features editor, at kyu@foundationcenter.org.

Going the Distance: The Case for Charitable Reform

Going the Distance: The Case for Charitable Reform

Diana Aviv   |   April 21, 2006

Creating major congressional reform can seem like a marathon race. Fashioning and passing comprehensive reform is an arduous process in which patience and pacing succeed where sprinting fails.... 

Early Childhood Education: Today's Investment, Tomorrow's Hope

Early Childhood Education: Today's Investment, Tomorrow's Hope

Alba Martinez   |   March 27, 2006

The verdict is in: high-quality early childhood education matters. It prepares children for success in school and in life. It can make a difference not only for the children enrolled but also for their families, for neighborhoods, for the economic viability of our region, and our state, for all of us....

Wanted: A New Delivery Mechanism for International Aid

Wanted: A New Delivery Mechanism for International Aid

Charles William Maynes   |   January 18, 2006

The recent coalition of the European Union, the United States, and Bulgaria to establish a fund to support hundreds of Libyan children infected with HIV while under the care of six Bulgarian nurses is a fascinating example of what might be possible in dealing with international problems....