In “The Second Mountain,” David Brooks imagines a healthier and happier society—but he fails to acknowledge or understand the robust conversation about strengthening civil society already taking place.
Andrea Gabor, professor of Business Journalism at CUNY, worries at the role private philanthropists play in public education. Unfortunately, her criticisms come up wanting.
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?
While the elderly are at-risk and isolated during the pandemic, three new groups have started to help the elderly and keep them company.
A recent Washington Post article criticizes the giving of wealthy Americans during the COVID-19 crisis. But their research misunderstands philanthropy.
Today’s virulent political discourse needs an influx of compassion and virtue. Here’s how donors might support that.
The Social Capital Project makes specific recommendations on how the charitable endeavors and incentives can help repair our fraying civil society.
Exponent Philanthropy surveyed its network of “lean funders” to see how they are responding to COVID-19. Much of it is good, another example of donors shifting in ways that will be valuable beyond the pandemic.
Foundations and philanthropists should be focused on the most effective, local forms of giving in order to provide relief during this national health and economic crisis.
Individual charitable giving can’t compete with the lofty aspirations of big government and big philanthropy. But is that a bug in the system or a feature?