Handful of selective colleges bring the liberal arts into prisons, dispelling notion that education is a “luxury” the incarcerated don’t deserve.
“The class from the private college in the suburbs north of Baltimore is part of a movement to bring liberal arts education to a sector of society where it is scarce.… MORE >>
Banker Howard Ahmanson was both “product and architect” of the California dream: Philanthropy reviews new book on the man and his life.
“In Building Home: Howard F.… MORE >>
Age old, heartfelt, and quaint: Paul Theroux on the desire to aid Africa and why “Westerners running amok” do more harm than good.
“Never have so many people, so many agencies, so many stratagems, so much money been deployed to improve Africa — and yet the majority of the movers are part-timers, merely dropping in, setting up a scheme in the much-mocked ‘the-safari-that-does-good’ manner, then returning to their real lives, as hard-charging businessmen, Hollywood actors, benevolent billionaires, atoning ex-politicians, MacArthur geniuses, or rock stars in funny hats.… MORE >>
But are you ready for Giving Tuesday? By designating a calendar day for charity, nonprofits hope to “put giving back on the map”.
“Giving Tuesday, an annual day of giving slated for the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, seeks to rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday by celebrating the philosophy of giving during the holidays, and by kicking off the giving season on a specific day: Tuesday, Dec.… MORE >>
America celebrates local tastes and diversions, but when you’re off the beaten track, like WI’s National Mustard Museum, it can be a struggle.
“Middleton, just outside Madison, Wisconsin’s capital, had high hopes in 2009 when it wooed the popular attraction away from its home in nearby Mount Horeb, as a centerpiece of downtown redevelopment.… MORE >>
Baltimore Sun… MORE >>‘s timely reminder: “Many nonprofits…thrive by receiving many small gifts” from “people of average means” who see a need.
“Say the word ‘philanthropist’ and the names of the wealthy and powerful come to mind.
Redesign of Tate Britain art museum is heralded as a “new age of philanthropy,” one where “everyone once again contributes” to public goods like the arts.… MORE >>
Wired… MORE >> presents “Bill Gates and President Bill Clinton on the NSA, Safe Sex, and American Exceptionalism” — with a dash of philanthropy for flavor.
“You want a world-class conversation about the future of global health, the vanguard of philanthropy, and the divide between ignorance and data-driven knowledge?
Detroit has nearly 20,000 homeless citizens; last week, local nonprofit opened apartment building to help re-house at least 41 of them before winter.
“A nonprofit group on Thursday opened a renovated apartment building to house formerly homeless men and women.… MORE >>
Escape plan: Foundations “live in a house of mirrors,” says William Schambra, but seldom hold the mirror up to see their own reflection.
“[T]he problem with foundations is that they are almost infinitely capable of self-deception.… MORE >>