Big banks know no more about philanthropy than they do about making toast. They shouldn’t be advising customers on either.
It’s not always unwise to remove someone’s name from a building or an award. But we should make that decision with accurate information.
Jeremy chats with David Patrick King of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to close season two of Givers, Doers, & Thinkers.
Enemies of private giving and voluntary action insist that only government should be allowed to improve the common good, and that alternatives to state power must be shut down, or taxed away.
Donor-advised funds represent a growing portion of the charitable sector. Before we introduce new regulations, nonprofits should get more strategic about them.
Motivating donors to give isn’t easy. You need to connect money to mission, but you also need to give donors a reason to act. That might require some cheese.
Foundation program officers look for bold proposals that promise the outcomes they are hoping for. This can skew their ability to assess them.
This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy sits down with JP De Gance to discuss the status of marriage in the United States and what it means for civil society.
“Charity” and “philanthropy” are not equivalent ways of helping your neighbor. One—a Christian virtue—flows from love. The other—sterile and secular—is born out of duty.
Involving the government in charitable giving is neither wise nor innocuous—and it poses the greatest risk to DAFs and small foundations.
Washington, D.C., is not where the important battles of the day are fought. Change the culture first.
Place-based strategies seem attractive to overcome these constraints, but while they help ameliorate financial and political challenges, they actually exacerbate information challenges.
Professors make strong case for high-status grantmaking to be taken more seriously within management and organizational research. Such increased attention would be well-warranted, including from much-wider circles.