Curated from around the web

September 19, 2018

Supreme Court orders disclosure for “dark money,” closing a loophole that allows donors to finance ads while staying anonymous… read more

September 18, 2018

The growth in total household giving is camouflaging a decline in giving by small and medium donors: what can we do about it? We’re at an important inflection point in the balance for charities, philanthropy, and society. … read more

September 13, 2018

St. John’s College to slash tuition with new ‘philanthropy-centered’ plan, with the hopes of making tuition more affordable for its students… read more

September 4, 2018

Unexpected, but not coincidental, developments provide an instructive case study into the regional arts philanthropy boom in places like the Rust Belt… read more

August 21, 2018

Gospels of Giving for the New Gilded Age. Are today’s donor classes solving problems or creating new ones?read more

August 14, 2018

“A Better Society.” Explaining another big campus gift for philosophy. Are we on the cusp of a philosophy giving golden age? Donors remain steadfast in their support for the liberal artsread more

August 13, 2018

E.J. Dionne: Don’t let Trump era politics dumb you down. As Washington politics becomes increasingly rancid, a disheartened nation turns toward the many good things happening at the grass roots… read more

August 10, 2018

A large new philanthropic fund responds to coal country transitions. The Just Transition Fund sees itself as a philanthropic hybrid, both a grantmaker and nonprofit innovator… read more

August 8, 2018

Is strategic philanthropy heartless? Many criticize the head-heart dichotomy for favoring the head over the heart and not paying adequate respect to grantees and beneficiaries … read more

August 7, 2018

Renewing Localism for the 21st Century. Looking back to the country’s founding principles as a response to our current cultural and political upheaval … read more

August 3, 2018

It’s no secret: the Atlantic philanthropies and the benefits and drawbacks to operating anonymouslyread more

August 2, 2018

The historical case for charitable donor privacy. Anonymous charitable giving has deep roots… read more