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21
Jan
2022
A short “Giving Review index”

Counting on one hand, maybe two.


19
Jan
2022
Americans’ trust in non-governmental organizations declines

2022 Edelman Trust Barometer finds trust in business remains higher than that in NGOs.


12
Jan
2022
Philanthropy’s corruption of politics, and vice versa

“Using tax privileges, matching grants, special restrictions, and unique legal devices, the modern state gives the practice of philanthropy its particular strength and texture,” according to Theodore M. Lechterman. “Which if any of these regulatory strategies can be justified requires careful analysis and evaluation.”


05
Jan
2022
Remembering Memorial, modestly

Levels of ambition, including philanthropic, the impossibility of a “New Man,” and the consequences of trying to create him.


04
Jan
2022
A conversation with David Hines about activism and organizing (Part 2 of 2)

The analyst and commentator talks to Michael E. Hartmann about infrastructure, incrementalism, involvement, and new institutions, as well as good giving tactics.


03
Jan
2022
A conversation with David Hines about activism and organizing (Part 1 of 2)

The analyst and commentator talks to Michael E. Hartmann about professional leftist activism and the right’s lackluster equivalent, accomplishing technical tasks in hostile environments, and successfully organizing by building community and new institutions.


28
Dec
2021
Thoughts on philanthropy from The Giving Review’s “Conversations” series in the second half of 2021

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


23
Dec
2021
Blue Tent blues

An appreciation of honesty, and a call for serious debate.


22
Dec
2021
Thoughts on philanthropy from books featured in The Giving Review in the second half of 2021

A year-end collection of interesting and insightful passages.


21
Dec
2021
Revisiting philanthropic pharmacology

Pondering pills, considering colors.