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06
Dec
2022
Philanthropy in Control

Adam Rutherford’s new book about eugenics reminds us again of those progressive foundations that supported it—and that it’s long past time for a full and fair accounting of them for what they funded and fomented, and why.


22
Nov
2022
Gratitude

Thank you.


21
Nov
2022

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.


03
Nov
2022

01
Nov
2022
Recalling the debate between Robert Egger and Pablo Eisenberg about nonprofits and politics

Egger: “I question openly whether those laws were designed by people to keep us right where we are. … [O]ur ultimate goal is to change the laws.”

Eisenberg: “[H]e strongly believes that the regulations governing nonprofits are too restrictive and should be changed to allow nonprofits to participate directly in political campaigns and partisan politics … and I heartily disagree.”


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.


24
Oct
2022
Pablo Eisenberg, R.I.P.

Recalling, and appreciating, his insistence on support for the grassroots and willingness to criticize the powerful.