Education grants tend to go primarily to liberals, with little diversity in goals—and little success in achieving those goals. The second in a two-part series.
The Annenberg Challenge didn’t work to improve public schools, and educational grantmaking continues to flounder when it’s too monolithic. The first in a two-part series.
Donors and colleges can learn a few things from this philanthropic kerfuffle.
The latest report from Congress’ Social Capital Project lays the foundation for strengthening families, communities, and civil society.
Philanthropists can help locally minded government officials by providing advice, evaluation, and using their own grantmaking to strengthen civil society.
People are giving the gift of time through “time-based currencies” that strengthen voluntarism and civil society.
Bond trader-turned-writer and photojournalist of the “down-and-out,” Arnade has insightful lessons to share with philanthropists who are serious about helping the poor.
Funders interested in supporting intellectual diversity should pay attention to the ideas of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, and academic organizations doing their part to encourage alternative points of view.
If you really want to fight poverty, you need to start by listening to (and respecting) the poor.
“The SPLC,” staffers would joke, “Making hate pay.”