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. 

Certificates of need limit options and inflate prices

Occupational licensing and certificates of need limit the market’s ability to serve public need—especially during a pandemic.

How to start a successful major donor club in 7 simple steps

Nonprofits that have a donor club and consider it an important part of their fundraising efforts have an average per-donor contribution level 49.6% higher than those that don’t.


Readings for troubled times: part seven

In the midst of struggles and crises all across our nation, our friends and colleagues share what they think we should be reading to understand this moment and to fortify ourselves against the influence of ideologues and the movements that would undermine a strong civil society. The seventh in a series.

It’s time for a full accounting on eugenics

Including for those progressive foundations that supported and promoted it.


Benevolence, philanthropy, and identity in Civic Gifts

Elisabeth S. Clemens impressively details questions about proper roles of, and relationship between, public and private sectors in meeting social challenges through American history.