Curated from around the web

January 15, 2019

Dire predictions that tax reform will depress giving appear to be wrong—at least so far. Charities that rely on donations from middle-income Americans saw contributions rise by very healthy margins in last year’s final quarter… read more


January 14, 2019

The growth in total household giving is camouflaging a decline in giving by small and medium donors: what can we do about it? Research on giving in the United States has now produced definitive empirical evidence to show a decline… read more


January 10, 2019

We need to stop treating nonprofits the way society treats poor people. We must be able to provide each other honest feedback and push one another to do better for our community… read more


January 10, 2019

General operating support and relinquishing the illusion of control. Foundations have an image problem. Or, more accurately, a self-image problem… read more


December 27, 2018

Analyzing a Localized Giving Culture. A recent survey of charitable giving practices at the state, county, and metropolitan level … read more


December 27, 2018

Philanthropy, Democratic Scrutiny, and Time: Soskis on Reich’s Just Giving. Rob Reich’s Just Giving is one of the more “time-sensitive” inquiries into philanthropy in recent decades… read more


December 27, 2018

The case against billionaire philanthropy. A philosopher explains how megadonors can undermine democracy… read more


December 18, 2018

Trump Foundation to dissolve amid New York Attorney General’s Investigation. The foundation was established by Donald Trump well before he ran for president… read more


December 10, 2018

How Charities Go Bad. What makes a good charity? You might think of an organization that helps those who need it most… read more


November 30, 2018

The Conservative SCOTUS could remake American Citizenship. Local decisions make for better citizens… read more


November 19, 2018

How Plato foresaw Facebook’s folly. Technology promises to make easy things that, by their intrinsic nature, have to be hard… read more


November 19, 2018

Many of America’s poorest communities dig deepest for charity. When it comes to charitable giving in the United States, it’s not the wealthy northeast and West Coast communities that contribute at the highest rates… read more





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