UT’s former attorney general, John Swallow, is under investigation; his “smorgasbord of improprieties” carries implications for nonprofits.
“The recent investigation of Utah’s former attorney general, John Swallow, contains big red flags for the nonprofit sector.… MORE >>
Philanthropy Roundtable “deeply concerned about” NCRP’s proposed initiative: Respect for the donor’s autonomy paramount to American tradition.
“So long as they defend and respect the freedom of donors to make their own charitable decisions, it is consistent with philanthropic freedom for activist groups to criticize donors’ choices, and to seek to push giving in a different direction.… MORE >>
“Someone forgot to tell the .01% to be greedier”: National Post looks at Chronicle… MORE >> list of top philanthropists of 2013 and sees generosity of wealthy.
“OK, these folks are mega-rich, there are tax breaks in the U.S.
Was Carnegie right about philanthropy? New Yorker takes a look at list of top 50 givers and the combined $7.7 billion they gave away in 2013.… MORE >>
James Piereson offers some solid philanthropic tips, such as: think long-term, find a cause you believe in and people you trust, and give as you like.… MORE >>
“Disaster relief is rarely cost effective,” and flood of cash to charities from public donations is sometimes squandered in the confusion.
“It seems to happen at a disturbingly frequent rate.… MORE >>
Here’s William Schambra’s piece in Chronicle of Philanthropy… MORE >> on why foundations that bailed Detroit out might end up with a few regrets.
“When nine American foundations this month pledged $330-million to help Detroit emerge from municipal bankruptcy, they took an unprecedented plunge into the give and take of the city’s deeply contentious politics.
“The rich aren’t good at giving,” maintains author of Reinventing Philanthropy… MORE >>, as he recycles old chestnut about wasting money on museums instead of malaria nets.
Howard Husock says tradition of American philanthropy isn’t about magnitude as much as independence (and that proposed new regulations might endanger both).
“But a review of the big-ticket gifts—which are just a small portion of the more than $300 billion in overall household and corporate charitable giving—reminds us that American philanthropy is not just significant for its magnitude. … MORE >>
The late Robert Wilson’s philosophy of giving is not for everyone, but his advice that the young should concentrate just on “their families and getting rich” is definitely not.… MORE >>