Jeff Cain

Jeff Cain

EDITOR IN CHIEF

Jeff Cain is a leading executive in the nonprofit, educational, philanthropic, and development community. Most recently, Jeff served the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a national educational nonprofit committed to advancing a traditional liberal arts curriculum and the study of Western civilization, in various senior management positions, including vice president for institutional advancement, senior vice president for education and advancement, and finally as executive vice president.

Prior to serving ISI, Jeff taught in the English department at Washington State University (where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature), founded a research nonprofit (the Columbia Public Interest Policy Institute), worked on various political campaigns in his native Washington State, and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He has also worked as an independent fundraising consultant and as a philanthropic advisor to leading nonprofits and foundations. He has taught a range of college-level humanities courses and published in leading academic and literary journals.

Presently, Jeff is president of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA, and secretary of the Lillian S. Wells Foundation in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

RECENT POSTS BY JEFF CAIN

  • JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: SENIOR CONSULTANT AT AMERICAN PHILANTHROPIC, LLC   American Philanthropic is a growing, national philanthropic consulting and services firm headquartered in the Brandywine Valley town of West Chester, Pennsylvania. American Philanthropic works with charitable foundations and nonprofits to strengthen civil society—those nongovernmental, non-market-based associations and organizations which are vital to the health of our […]

  • Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute has the latest on the Common Core hearings in Indiana here.

  • Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute has the latest on the Common Core hearings in Indiana here.

  • William Schambra among Top 50 Power & Influence 2013.  Philanthropy Daily contributor William Schambra was today named to the Nonprofit Times’ Top 50 Power & Influence 2013 list. Says the Times: “Schambra is consistently sticking his finger in the eye of the sector’s elite, who have forgotten that it’s not about them but their missions. […]

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  • Is Bill Gates morally obligated to “give back” through his philanthropy? August Turak says no in a provocative piece in Forbes today.

  • Rick Cohen of NPQ weighs in today on Bill Schambra’s Philanthropy Daily post from earlier this week regarding Paul Ryan’s civic renewal agenda here. Previous and current efforts at civic renewal orchestrated from the White House have been, as both authors point out, inept. Why doesn’t this lead us to the conclusion that the role […]

  • Is Bill Gates morally obligated to “give back” through his philanthropy? August Turak says no in a provocative piece in Forbes today.

  • Rick Cohen of NPQ weighs in today on Bill Schambra’s Philanthropy Daily post from earlier this week regarding Paul Ryan’s civic renewal agenda here. Previous and current efforts at civic renewal orchestrated from the White House have been, as both authors point out, inept. Why doesn’t this lead us to the conclusion that the role […]

  • A Buffet Fortune Fades in Brooklyn: A Cautionary Tale for Wealthy Donors. The sad fate of Donald and Mildred Othmer’s $135 million endowment gift to Long Island College Hospital, is chronicled this weekend by Anupreeta Das in the Wall Street Journal. Having made a fortune prudently investing their modest income with Warren Buffet, the Othmers in the 1990s […]

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