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Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light, likes to imagine a world in which it is impossible for individuals to sit on the sidelines and not support, in some way, solutions to problems in their community.

When it comes to talking about volunteer engagement as a field, you may experience déjà vu. But Beth Steinhorn sees that - slowly but surely - the conversation is changing.

From the desk of Kim Meredith: Where I sit at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS), we have the opportunity to engage in knowledge creation and knowledge sharing- to build the field of philanthropy. Our goal is to improve the practice and effectiveness of philanthropy and social innovation through our research, and our publication the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR).

Guest Post by Debra Mesch Ph.D., director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute and holder of the Eileen Lamb O'Gara Chair in Women's Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy Money is the currency of philanthropy yet few of us have open conversations with family or friends about our attitudes towards it. Princeton sociologist Robert Wuthnow wrote that money is the deepest taboo in our society. Few of us may recognize that men and women have different attitudes about