Josh Birkholz

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How Big Data Will Change the Face of Philanthropy

Flood of new information has the potential to make both donors and charities more effective

"It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place," observed one of the great philanthropists of the 20th century, Andrew Carnegie.

Today, with almost two million nonprofits in the U.S., the challenge of knowing which to support and which to avoid is more challenging than ever. How can individuals and foundations put their money where it’s most needed, and in ways that will be most effective? And how can charities themselves spend the dollars they receive in ways that best fulfill their missions?

Big data may hold some answers.

Read the full Wall Street Journal Article by LUCY BERNHOLZ

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