A recent book discusses the role of religious media in promoting international charity and humanitarian aid. With new communication technology and access to photography in the 18th century, Christian missionaries and magazines publicized images and stories of dire need abroad, driving American Christians to give generously in support of the needy in foreign lands.
Giridharadas prescribes the replacement of one center of power for another. Where does that leave civil society?
Phil Buchanan’s “Giving Done Right” offers practical advice to grantmakers during times of radical outcry.
Several authors reflect on the value of nonprofit fundraising as a vocation and its role in strengthening our democracy. They also also offer important practical tips for fundraising professionals.
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.
A documentary that details the fight over the stewardship of a $25-billion art collection raises enduring questions of donor intent.
Reviewing Jeremy Beer and Jeff Cain’s “The Forgotten Foundations of Fundraising: Practical Advice and Contrarian Wisdom for Nonprofit Leaders.”
Expertly deflating the pretensions of those who would make fundraising a bureaucratic and esoteric profession, this book takes on the creeping trend of professionalization in philanthropy.
A review of Daniel J. Mahoney’s “The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity.”
Reviewing Timothy P. Carney’s “Alienated America.”