public education, private philanthropy
public education, private philanthropy
Should private philanthropy influence public education?

Andrea Gabor, professor of Business Journalism at CUNY, worries at the role private philanthropists play in public education. Unfortunately, her criticisms come up wanting.

Three essential keys for hiring a successful fundraiser

Avoid the mindset that assumes new employees will be “magic bullets.” Instead, set them up for success.

Readings for troubled times: part four

In the midst of struggles and crises all across our nation, our friends and colleagues share what they think we should be reading to understand this moment and to fortify ourselves against the influence of ideologues and the movements that would undermine a strong civil society. The fourth in a series.

Checking the power of progressive "Big Philanthropy"

Average Americans think that average Americans should fix our country’s problems. But Big Philanthropy has other plans.

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Americans are more rooted as migration declines among younger generations

Access to internet, among other trends, is leading to decreased migration as more Americans stay put in their hometowns.

The “restlessness of Americans” and civil society

How is it that Americans have come to believe that children can’t walk alone safely? And what does this tell us about American civil society?

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Parents, children, and donor intent

It’s a too-familiar theme: conservative parents start foundations and liberal children change the foundation’s giving goals. Is there any way to protect conservative donor intent after they pass away?

20 minute-fundraising fix: surprise planned-giving inquiry

Millions of Americans are updating their wills and estate plans. Here’s a 20-minute fix for you to update your response to planned-giving inquiries.

Readings for troubled times: part three

In the midst of struggles and crises all across our nation, our friends and colleagues share what they think we should be reading to understand this moment and to fortify ourselves against the influence of ideologues and the movements that would undermine a strong civil society. The third in a series.

Honoring donor intent in times of crisis

Grantmaking foundations have a responsibility to step up to the plate during crisis, but they also must respect their donor’s wishes. Here is how one foundation managed to thread that needle.

Three nonprofits are helping seniors during quarantine

While the elderly are at-risk and isolated during the pandemic, three new groups have started to help the elderly and keep them company.

In praise of anonymity

Anonymous donors are a rare an interesting breed, and we should celebrate the humility that gives birth to anonymity. And yet, we may not want all giving to be anonymous.


Giving Review Blog

Have you discarded your calendar yet?

If not, don’t. As an aspect of the French Revolution suggests, the old will be new again.

Potential grantmaking options in higher education

Exploring ways to, if inclined, support that which ultimately undergirds Western civilization itself.

Harper’s letter calling for “open debate and toleration of differences” includes philanthropy, too

Courteousness, controversy, the culture, and courage.

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