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NEWS RELEASE | To Close Digital Equity Gaps, U.S. Should Endow a Digital Futures Foundation from Proceeds of Spectrum Auctions—New America and Johns Hopkins Experts Propose Bold Fix for Digital Inclusion Gaps

By on April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     WASHINGTON, DC—Today, New America’s Open Technology Institute and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies jointly released a proposal to invest a portion of the windfall proceeds from recent and

PtP in the News: Boston Globe Op-Ed urges PtP solution to digital divide

By on March 5, 2021

In a new Op-Ed published yesterday in the Boston Globe, PtP Director Lester Salamon and Michael Calabrese, Director of the Wireless Future Project at New America, argue that a portion of the tens of billions of dollars being generated by

NEWS RELEASE | The World’s Third Largest Charitable Foundation—A byproduct of the PtP concept

By on September 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea Newhouse We are pleased to announce the publication of an in-depth case study of the newest and largest foundation to emerge from the implementation of the PtP Concept—a recently discovered, but powerful, “third route” to

PtP in the News: World Financial Review article on PtP and stolen assets

By on April 15, 2020

A new article focusing on PtP has been published in the latest edition of The World Financial Review. Noting that past experience with the return of stolen assets to governments has too often led to disappointing results, this brief piece,

PtP in the News: WINGS Philanthropy in Focus Blog Highlights PtP

By on March 31, 2020

A new article by Center Director Lester Salamon published on the WINGS Philanthropy in Focus blog introduces a promising new route to creating endowed charitable foundations through the process we have termed “Philanthropication thru Privatization,” or PtP for short. This

Center Director Lester Salamon Discusses the Future and Role of Foundations in China

By on June 27, 2017

In January 2017, Center Director Lester Salamon visited Beijing at the invitation of the Asia Foundation Beijing Office to speak to foundation leaders and students at the China Foundation Centre (CFC), China Donor Roundtable (CDR), and the China Global Philanthropy Institute

Japanese edition of Leverage for Good now available

By on March 15, 2016

The Center is pleased to announce that the Japanese translation of Director Lester Salamon’s recent book, Leverage for Good: An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investing (Oxford University Press, 2014), is now available from Minerva Publishing!

Announcing The Resilient Sector Revisited: The New Challenge to Nonprofit America

By on December 14, 2015

We are happy to announce the release by Brookings Institution Press of Center Director Lester Salamon’s latest book, The Resilient Sector Revisited: The New Challenge to Nonprofit America!   Published in August, this second edition of The Resilient Sector provides

Measuring Volunteerism: Report on the UNV Side Event to the 46th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission

By on July 7, 2015

The text of this post is drawn from a report authored by the United Nations Volunteers, which is available for download here. Center Director Lester Salamon, spoke at this event. _________________________   The UN Volunteer programme’s side event to the

NEWS RELEASE | A “win-win” solution for transforming the philanthropic landscape of the world

By on October 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   With the resources and capabilities of governments and private charity barely growing or in decline around the world, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, it is increasingly clear that new energies,

NEWS RELEASE | Two new books from Lester Salamon explore the revolution under way on the frontiers of philanthropy and social investment

By on September 22, 2014

Oxford University Press and Lester Salamon Announce Two New Books: NEW FRONTIERS OF PHILANTHROPY and LEVERAGE FOR GOOD  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chelsea Newhouse   With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline while

Philanthropication thru Privatization: A way to build charitable assets?

By on September 30, 2013

I had the good fortune to be called out by name recently by celebrated Economist Magazine columnist Matthew Bishop for having put together his “dream conference” combining his “two favorite themes: privatization and philanthrocapitalism.”   The occasion for this comment

Center Director Lester Salamon on the State of Nonprofit America and the Need for Renewal

By on December 12, 2012

On October 5th, 2012, Center Director Lester Salamon delivered a keynote speech, “The State of Nonprofit America and the Need for Renewal,” at the Nonprofit Issues Forum in Atlanta, Georgia.   His presentation drew on the recently published second edition

The Measurement of Volunteering in Europe – Reflections on the CEV Symposium

By on May 12, 2011

JHU Center Director Dr. Lester Salamon took part in the opening panel discussion at the European Volunteer Centre (CEV) Symposium “The future of volunteering: concepts, trends, visions” convened in Tallinn, Estonia May 4th through 6th, 2011.   The European Year,