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LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

I have an older friend who is from Zimbabwe. I will call her Hannah. She fought in the Zimbabwe liberation war in the 1970s. Then she was a young girl, but she experienced things people thrice her age could not even imagine. When the war was over and Zimbabwe became an independent nation State in […]

The Art of Saying No as a Philanthropist

The Art of Saying No as a Philanthropist

  SOMETIMES the hardest part of being a philanthropist is saying no — particularly if the request comes from worthy organizations or equally well-heeled friends. “We start from a place of empathy,” said Susan Wolf Ditkoff, partner and co-head of the philanthropy practice at the Bridgespan Group, a consultancy. “It’s hard to say no to […]