Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann


America’s identity crisis

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

What went wrong (and right) with conservative philanthropy

The story of conservative policy philanthropy from Barry Goldwater to Donald Trump.


Loving mankind poorly

A review of Daniel J. Mahoney’s “The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity.”

First they came for the corporations…

California Gov. Jerry Brown is considering a bill that would require corporations based in the state to have at least one woman on their boards.


Aspiring for truth in the attention economy

We’re in the midst one of the most drastic changes in the flow of information in history. Policy-oriented funders need to change their strategies accordingly.

Lessons in conservative philanthropy

Conservative philanthropy appears to be on the threshold of a new phase in its history.


What givers can learn from Clarence in “It’s a Wonderful Life”

An important charitable lesson from the classic Christmas film.