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15
Nov
2022
A conversation with Archdiocese of Boston schools superintendent Thomas W. Carroll (Part 2 of 2)

The educational administrator talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about Catholic education, the importance of remaining faithful to its core mission of eternal salvation, and the educational and societal benefits of school choice.


14
Nov
2022
A conversation with Archdiocese of Boston schools superintendent Thomas W. Carroll (Part 1 of 2)

The educational administrator talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about Catholic education and identity, creating a community of learners and believers, and the challenge of raising money for its mission in the current culture.


27
Oct
2022
A conversation with Living Opera co-founder Christos A. Makridis (Part 2 of 2)

The economist and technologist talks to Michael E. Hartmann about the potential implications of decentralized autonomous organizations for philanthropy in contexts beyond the arts, including higher education, and whether they will complement or substitute for the many intermediaries in the existing grantmaking structure.


26
Oct
2022
A conversation with Living Opera co-founder Christos A. Makridis (Part 1 of 2)

The economist and technologist talks to Michael E. Hartmann about blockchain technology, decentralized autonomous organizations, and what the nonprofit Living Arts DAO might be able to do for arts philanthropy.


30
Aug
2022
A conversation with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Chuck Collins (Part 2 of 2)

The heir, author, and researcher talks to Craig Kennedy and Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy in America, including its “top-heaviness,” what could perhaps be done about it, and whether any charitable reform might be able to attract cross-ideological support.


29
Aug
2022
A conversation with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Chuck Collins (Part 1 of 2)

The heir, author, and researcher talks to Craig Kennedy and Michael E. Hartmann about the “Wealth Defense Industry,” the degree to which philanthropy is used and charity is abused by the wealthy, and what could perhaps be done about it.


03
Aug
2022
A conversation with Force of Nature author Gisèle Huff (Part 2 of 2)

As her memoir is released, the Holocaust survivor and philanthropy professional talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy and education reform, the need for reform of philanthropy itself, and the benefits of a universal basic income.


02
Aug
2022
A conversation with Force of Nature author Gisèle Huff (Part 1 of 2)

As her memoir is released, the Holocaust survivor and philanthropy professional talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about her family history, education, and the American dream.


27
Jul
2022
A conversation with management consultant and author Steve Zimmerman (Part 2 of 2)

The Spectrum Nonprofit Services founder and author talks to Michael E. Hartmann about nonprofit sustainability as an orientation and not a destination, and the states of nonprofitdom overall and philanthropy in particular.


26
Jul
2022
A conversation with management consultant and author Steve Zimmerman (Part 1 of 2)

The Spectrum Nonprofit Services founder and author talks to Michael E. Hartmann about his career and clientele, strategic plans and business plans as “a luxury,” and the proper relationship between donor influence on a nonprofit and its mission.