Phoebe Kalthoff

Phoebe Kalthoff

Phoebe Kalthoff works at American Philanthropic, a philanthropic consulting firm. She assists in all matters relating to nonprofit client engagement, as well as creative services and design projects. Prior to joining American Philanthropic, Phoebe taught elementary art and worked for a small philanthropic organization in northern Kentucky. Phoebe earned a B.A. in Fine Arts and English from Hillsdale College and studied at Oxford University. 

Nonprofit employment is rising, in raw numbers and at a rapid rate

Those who care about the sector should probably be a little unsettled.

john arnold philanthropy and regulation
John Arnold’s government fix for charitable woes

Though he notes some reasonable concerns about the poor use of certain giving vehicles, John Arnold’s expectation that government regulation can fix things is off base.


5 easy ways to identify new major donor prospects

Direct mail prospecting, sending letters to strangers who have a reasonable chance of being interested in your mission, remains the cheapest and most efficient way to acquire new donors.

Ford Foundation’s Walker wavers on the Whitney’s Kanders crisis

A (merely) diversity-minded progressive donor should indeed venture with utmost caution into the unsettled new world of cultural philanthropy.


1984’s lay letter on economy may be more relevant now

We have been here before: a debate about capitalism between clerics and capitalists occurred during preparation of a bishops’ pastoral letter on the economy in America almost four decades ago. The lay letter on the economy warrants serious re-examination given the new debates into which its concepts should be re-introduced.