Curated from around the web

June 16, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants your ideas on how he should spend his billions in philanthropy… read more

June 15, 2017

Christie’s auction house secured the mandate to sell David Rockefeller’s art collection. The proceeds from the late billionaire philanthropist’s estate could raise more than $500m for charityread more

June 8, 2017

Hey higher ed, why not focus on teaching?… read more

May 19, 2017

Many charities lend small sums to their officials to cover expenses like relocation costs and life-insurance premiums, typically amounting to less than $28,000. But billionaire Carl Icahn borrowed $199 million from the charity he started… read more

May 8, 2017

In “The Givers,” David Callahan aims to introduce a new breed of megadonors poised to reshape American society to an unprecedented degree… read more

May 5, 2017

Philanthropy’s response to Trump misses focus on the most alienated Americans… read more

May 4, 2017

So-called “dark money” has a long history of protecting unpopular political speech. Dr. Steven J. Allen explores the topic and traces its history… watch video

April 26, 2017

The Broad Institute is testing how close a nonprofit can be to a corporation, raising questions about the extent to which taxpayers should subsidize tax-exempt biomedical research by nonprofits that retain the rights to license patents… read more

April 24, 2017

The business-school boondoggle and other management myths. A review of Duff McDonald’s “deliciously iconoclastic” history of Harvard Business School, The Golden Passportread more

April 24, 2017

The dark side of transparency: with growing demands for greater openness and transparency in giving, it’s worthwhile to explore several reasons why quiet, discreet foundation practices can lead to better giving… read more

April 19, 2017

With the professionalization of philanthropy, nonprofit executives share more in common with their donors than with the people they are supposed to serve… read more

April 17, 2017

Philanthropy in America is becoming an ‘ideological arms race‘… read more