theGiving Review

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

22
July
2019
Overstating the role of philanthropy in education reform

In Milwaukee, it didn’t start with any grantmaker. The indispensable groundwork was laid by parents concerned about the education of their children.


18
July
2019

17
July
2019
Further thoughts on “other-side” giving

Searching for isolated, but incredibly powerful voices of authentic experience with utopian progressivism, who can speak about its excesses with an authority that scholars and activists don’t possess.


16
July
2019
The underappreciated benefits of “other-side” policy-oriented giving

It may sometimes be a good idea for policy-oriented givers to consider supporting those on the other side of an otherwise-overarching ideological divide or with another worldview.


15
July
2019
The Bradley Foundation’s role in helping build Miller Park: decisive and agile, with a strong sense of place

Remembering, and trying to learn from, a good philanthropic role played more than two decades ago.


11
July
2019

10
July
2019
Warranted wariness of philanthropic “problem-solving”

Civil society should not be seen by experts, or funders, merely as a tool to solve social problems.


09
July
2019

08
July
2019
A conversation with Phil Buchanan

Michael E. Hartmann talks to the president of The Center for Effective Philanthropy and author of “Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count.”


04
July
2019
America's identity crisis

A decade-old report still has much to teach us.