A blog by William Schambra, Daniel Schmidt, and Michael Hartmann. Learn more->

15
Jan
2021
A conversation with American Awakening author Joshua Mitchell (Part 2 of 2)

The Georgetown University professor talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy as a supplement to justice, our commitment to liberty, and trusting the “deplorable” to govern themselves.


14
Jan
2021
A conversation with American Awakening author Joshua Mitchell (Part 1 of 2)

The Georgetown University professor talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about what identity politics has done to charity and philanthropy.


12
Jan
2021
Carnegie’s midnight confession

The appropriate context within which its eugenic past should be considered.


11
Jan
2021
The fate of philanthropic funding for faded “blue ribbons”

More money, but meaning less?


08
Jan
2021
Benefiting from information at the philanthropic top of a pyramid

Or what used to be a pyramid—and may be again, albeit pixelated.


07
Jan
2021
Charitable giving is the lifeblood of social capital, according to Mike Lee

And he wants more of it to flow, and from more people.


06
Jan
2021
Lessons about community-driven, grassroots efforts to deal with social ills

From Charles Koch and Robert L. Woodson, Sr., decades’ worth of accumulated wisdom, but differing perspectives.


29
Dec
2020
Thoughts on philanthropy from The Giving Review’s “Conversations” series in 2020 (Part 2 of 2)

A year-end collection of interesting and insightful thinking about grantmaking and giving.


28
Dec
2020
Thoughts on philanthropy from The Giving Review’s “Conversations” series in 2020 (Part 1 of 2)

A year-end collection of interesting and insightful thinking about grantmaking and giving.


22
Dec
2020
What givers can learn from Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life

An important charitable lesson from the classic Christmas film.