A “rethinking of the fundamental nature of what a library is”: Michael J. Lewis contends Central Library Plan proposed for NY is a form of “philanthropy tyranny”.… MORE >>
Online behemoth Amazon.com may “subtly shift the contours of American giving” with its new program, AmazonSmile.
“You might have missed it during Black Friday’s race (or rather, stampede) to the bottom, with gunshots, tramplings, and arrests abounding across the country.… MORE >>
WSJ critic Terry Teachout says billionaire Bill Gates is “blind to” the idea that art can be as necessary to human flourishing as vaccines.
“The big news in the art world last week was the record-busting auction at Christie’s in which $142.4 million—a world-wide auction record for any work of art—was spent on ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud,’ a 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon.… MORE >>
Forbes… MORE >> declares this a “golden age of philanthropy”: A century after Carnegie et al., globalism means this one might be “more profound” than the last.
Why pay more? asks Walmart of employee wages, when you can organize in-store food drives to supplement income instead.
“A Walmart in northeast Ohio is holding a holiday canned food drive — for its own underpaid employees.… MORE >>
Asking for a charitable contribution at the cash register among “most annoying forms of philanthropy,” says columnist, and might actually dissuade giving.
“But as worthy as it may be to spend time and effort encouraging Canadians to have more ‘giving moments,’ it might be equally worthwhile to ask the charitable and corporate sectors to consider which of their practices tend to discourage Canadians from having such moments.… MORE >>
Argument that “charitable donations to churches don’t provide benefit to society [is] ill-informed opinion that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny,” says Deseret News… MORE >>.
“Not all charitable giving is related to a church or a religious cause, but religion undeniably is a huge motivating factor that spurs people to give.
Progressives are concerned about philanthropy taking up slack for government programs, but one guess as to who has a better track record.
“Among the many government shutdown stories that came over the wire in recent weeks was one about billionaire Houston philanthropists Laura and John Arnold, whose foundation gave $10 million to the National Head Start Association to keep the program for low-income children running after the shutdown forced it to close in six states.… MORE >>
If you need a break as you start your workweek, head over to see a short clip of Warren Buffett explaining that “philanthropy is tougher than business.”… MORE >>
Bill Clinton to Ireland: Out of financial crashes, country could mine great philanthropic future. Maybe try crowdfunding? he ventures.
“Ireland can exploit new technology to become a world leader in philanthropy, former US president Bill Clinton told an audience in Dublin tonight.… MORE >>