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. 

Does the “social enterprise” model at nonprofits corrupt the mission of nonprofits?

As more nonprofits consider and implement additional revenue streams, one wonders whether this distracts or detracts from a nonprofit’s responsibility to promote social goods.

California’s corporate board-makeup mandate faces legal challenges

Troubling implications for foundations and grantmaking if those challenges fail.


A primer on thinking through fundraising events

Too frequently nonprofit organizations rush—enthusiastically and blindly—into a fundraising event after fundraising event. Avoid wasted time and funds by reflecting on their value and, if you do host one, preparing adequately.

Bernie Marcus plans to sunset his foundation after his death

In order to protect donor intent, Bernie Marcus, Home Depot founder and Atlanta mega-donor, plans to give away 90 percent of his fortune—within 30 years of his death.


Before the Wall, Westminster; before Schabowske, Sheptytsky

With overriding principles of freedom and human dignity, underlying practices of patience and persistence.