The etymology of “dark money”

Where did the phrase originate, and what does it mean?

Further thoughts on “other-side” giving

Searching for isolated, but incredibly powerful voices of authentic experience with utopian progressivism, who can speak about its excesses with an authority that scholars and activists don’t possess.

The underappreciated benefits of “other-side” policy-oriented giving

It may sometimes be a good idea for policy-oriented givers to consider supporting those on the other side of an otherwise-overarching ideological divide or with another worldview.

A conversation with Phil Buchanan

Michael E. Hartmann talks to the president of The Center for Effective Philanthropy and author of “Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count.”

America’s identity crisis

A decade-old report still has much to teach us.

Realism vs. radicalism: the practice and promise of philanthropy

Phil Buchanan’s “Giving Done Right” offers practical advice to grantmakers during times of radical outcry.

A conversation with Carolyn Jones and Kelly Cote Jasper, descendants of John Emory Andrus

Michael E. Hartmann talks to the cousins leading a family group protesting the Surdna Foundation’s violation of Andrus’ donor intent.

Embarrassment about SPLC should be shared by others

Pillars of establishment philanthropy—including GuideStar and Charity Navigator—should be subject to increased scrutiny because of what went on at SPLC and their reactions to it.