Ideas & Insight

Racial Discrimination and Implicit Bias

Discussions about racial profiling and other discriminatory practices usually focus on explicit bias—that is, discriminatory beliefs and practices that a person, society, or government intentionally and consciously supports. However, implicit bias is as powerful, if not a more powerful, factor behind discriminatory policies and practices that lead to unjust outcomes.

What Do Travel Advisors and Social Impact Have in Common?

The Good Travels Advisor program trains travel advisors in responsible travel, giving and volunteering. Research has shown that giving back matters to travelers and travel advisors have a chance to support their meaningful experiences, giving and learning through especially powerful travel experiences, which in turn supports the travel advisor’s business as well as travel destinations.

Bill Somerville: Simple Can Be Significant

Bill Somerville’s career as a maverick grantmaker spans 50 years in the nonprofit sector. At this talk TEDx event, Bill shows us how philanthropic efforts can be nimble, responsive, and imaginative.

What’s Next for China’s Economy?

The end of the Chinese migrant miracle is near. The road ahead looks painful for China and for the world. But it could also be the beginning of the Chinese economic transformation of the future, one that will benefit China, and the world, in bigger and better ways than we have seen thus far.

Fair and Equitable Compensation in Nonprofit Work

Fair and equitable compensation in the nonprofit sector is required if we are to retain and recruit the best talent to tackle social issues. The Chinese American Community Foundation’s survey on executive compensation in the U.S. paints a different story. What about the situation in Asia?

A Deeper Look at Online Giving Trends

A new online survey compares international and domestic giving, advocacy, and marketing tools. Overall online giving for international groups declined but gifts continue to increase as online social media presence grows.

Asia-Pacific Family Offices and Philanthropy

Report finds family beneficiaries are more likely to be involved in Asia-Pacific offices, not only in investment planning, but notably in their engagement with philanthropy, often taking strategic roles.