A Technological Revolution for the Greater Good

For the better part of two centuries, we have relied on Alexis de Tocqueville's observations to describe the fundamental tendency of Americans to come together for both mutual and public benefit. But philanthropy has been slow to update de Tocqueville's legacy to a world where eBay reigns.

Already, however, eBay and organizations like it have influenced nonprofit groups, and their successes show why it is so important to examine how new technology is transforming the way people give