Carefully crafted, profoundly misguided.
An end-of-year collection of interesting and insightful passages.
Jurisdiction includes nonprofit tax law and its oversight.
Editor David Callahan notes that philanthropic and nonprofit trade groups might “be out of touch with their own communities.”
And in philanthropy?
As tracked by Candid, of top 200 givers, 121 are left-of-center and 21 are right-of-center. All but two of top 20 are left-leaning.
The economist and Social Gospel movement leader thought and taught that some philanthropy “could and must come from government coercion,” as Ronald J. Pestritto reminds us in his new book on the rise and legacy of progressivism.
Wealthy elite gravitate toward elitism, however well-endowed already.
A mid-year collection of interesting and insightful thinking about grantmaking and giving.
Mostly in one of them, increasingly in another. But maybe it’s only “the terms of accreditation that have changed.” That would be bad.
A mid-year collection of interesting and insightful passages.
Ivy League degree, military service, tough Midwesterner who could throw a punch when necessary.
Checking the power of progressive Big Philanthropy An updated collection of various recent ideas to reform philanthropy Plutocrats and their philanthropy: More ideas for saving the soul of the charitable sector Conservatives should applaud—not fight—efforts to change philanthropic giving rules We agree, foundations should be held accountable for high salaries and staggering expenses What would… Continue reading A collection of Giving Review articles about or related to philanthropy reform
Some of biggest pillars of America’s liberal philanthropic establishment to not just financially support, but actually participate in project.
New book about successful gay-marriage movement highlights role of some grantmakers who supported it—prominently including the Haas Fund and Tim Gill—and suggesting some funding lessons to be drawn, including by others and in any context.
Ceded, or seated?
The retired “civic environmentalist” talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about the Green New Deal, some successes of conservative environmentalism, and the perils of polarized philanthropic funding of environmental activity.
The retired “civic environmentalist” talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about Aldo Leopold, the Land Ethic, and the Sand County Foundation he led for more than three decades.
The Mother Jones senior editor talks to Michael E. Hartmann about the need for more and better thinking about the proper role of philanthropy in a democracy and people’s fear about being on the wrong side of America’s economic divide.
In the wake of madness or even just in the midst of mere distraction, look elsewhere, and deeper.
Scott Rasmussen national survey finds substantial support for ending tax exemption for wealthy institutions with nonprofit status.
Technological tracking to trump trust—and risk trampling on it.
The Christian philanthropist, author, blogger, and Sunday-school teacher talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about the state of public discourse in America today, religion and philanthropy, friendship, and C. S. Lewis.
The Christian philanthropist, author, blogger, and Sunday-school teacher talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about The Gathering’s beginnings and learning in the context of a relationship.
An insular and distinctive cartel, pretty much ignoring everyone else, fueling woke capitalism.
The education scholar, activist, and philanthropist talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about the current states of philanthropy, school choice, and history and civics education.
“Write some good ones.”
Stephen R. Soukup’s straightforward explanation of increasing, and increasingly destructive, “wokism” in the country’s for-profit sector necessarily includes the role of some who are also in, and/or are acting through, the nonprofit sector.
Molly Ball confirms it, fails at trying to creatively mischaracterize it, and raises more questions about it.
We must steadfastly strive to see, and necessarily recall, others’ witness—so we can take the chances they give us to do so, too.
A year-end collection of interesting and insightful passages.
A year-end collection of interesting and insightful passages.
Collection of essays from Manhattan Institute senior fellow, once a man of the left, lays out a century’s worth of instances in which elite experts—and, in at least one case, philanthropy—have failed the citizenry.
The Assumption University professor and author talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about charity, justice, subsidiarity, and what the Holy Father calls “political love” in the new encyclical.
The Assumption University professor and author talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about the Holy Father’s new encyclical and its “innovations” in Catholic social teaching.
Exemplifying a tradition worth celebrating for its positive reflections on the American civic character.
Why did Candid so suddenly shrink in horror from one of the central premises of Big Philanthropy?
They should spend their tax-exempt dollars on real philanthropy, not helping their favorite politicians get elected.
At last, our largest foundations may see benefit in foregoing all their restrictions, processes, and expectations—opting instead for trust in grantees.
The two different types of giving are substitutive, researchers find. If so, there would be implications worth exploration.
Really thinking afresh.
And foster continued healthy discourse within and among all of them.
The Urban Institute researcher and HistPhil co-editor speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about what the study of history brings to the practice of grantmaking, the challenges and opportunities currently facing those conservatives and progressives who are critiquing giving, and the difference between charity and philanthropy.
The Urban Institute researcher speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about how he came to study the history of philanthropy and the origins of the HistPhil website he co-edits.
To help mark National School Choice Week, a story of patience and perseverance.
The education scholar speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about “big-R” and “little-r” reform, “big-P” and “little-p” philanthropy, school choice, and an “ivory tower of our own.”
The education scholar speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about teaching, his early career, public-sector reform, and private-sector philanthropy.
George Soros’ new book notes “pitfalls and paradoxes” of philanthropy in ways that seem quite familiar.
The Department of Education Reform chair talks about philanthropic education-reform strategies—including the Gates Foundation’s—and learning from failure, or not.
The Department of Education Reform chair talks about education-reform philanthropy and that which animates it, as well as Teach for America.
A “come-to-history” moment about the long and winding road ahead, deeper into a dictatorship of virtue.
Reflections on my co-editors’ conversation with Howard Fuller.
The Syracuse University professor and former Kauffman Foundation president talks about entrepreneurship, education, and philanthropy with Michael E. Hartmann.
The civil-rights and parent-choice activist talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy, education reform, and the principles driving his work.
The civil-rights and parent-choice activist talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about basketball, his early life, community organizing, and being an organizer.
Too tidy and convenient an explanation for today’s conservative policy activism.
Liberally educated generalists with range, rather than narrowly focused specialists with technical expertise and sometimes-overbearing confidence.
In Milwaukee, it didn’t start with any grantmaker. The indispensable groundwork was laid by parents concerned about the education of their children.