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17
May
2021
Money, morality, and musea

The elite arts-and-culture establishment, its echelons, and everyone else.


13
May
2021
Among nonprofits, competition and collaboration—and cognitive dissonance

What gives, and to what to give?


11
May
2021
The causes and consequences of growing distrust between elites and non-elites

And what can be done about it, including by philanthropy.


09
May
2021
Pierre S. du Pont IV, R.I.P.

He wore his “IV” well, actually.


07
May
2021
Pepperdine webinar on philanthropy is worthwhile hour-plus of thought-provoking discussion

Including about the charitable and the political.


06
May
2021
A conversation with The Gathering founder Fred Smith (Part 2 of 2)

The Christian philanthropist, author, blogger, and Sunday-school teacher talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about the state of public discourse in America today, religion and philanthropy, friendship, and C. S. Lewis.


05
May
2021
A conversation with The Gathering founder Fred Smith (Part 1 of 2)

The Christian philanthropist, author, blogger, and Sunday-school teacher talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about The Gathering’s beginnings and learning in the context of a relationship.


03
May
2021
Propinquity and philanthropy: a follow-up conversation with AEI’s Ryan Streeter

“The Role of Community in Place-Based Giving,” new paper in series from think tank, explores why strong communities matter and how philanthropists can strengthen the local fiber that helps communities improve.


30
Apr
2021
We agree, foundations should be held accountable for high salaries and staggering expenses

A letter to the editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.


29
Apr
2021
A conversation with The New Class War author Michael Lind (Part 2 of 2)

The professor, writer, and commentator talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about the politicization of philanthropy and advises grantmakers to have a long-term outlook and consider supporting membership organizations and “extra-parliamentary institutions.”