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05
Aug
2021
A conversation with Los Angeles attorney Elizabeth Mitchell

The lawyer representing the LA Alliance for Human Rights talks about its lawsuit against Los Angeles for its handling, or mishandling, of the difficult and growing problem of homelessness there—and philanthropy’s role in creating and perpetuating it.


02
Aug
2021

29
Jul
2021

26
Jul
2021
Fiscal sponsorship, the Left, and beginning to explore reform

The “playing field” and potential proposals.


22
Jul
2021
Jennifer Bird-Pollan’s examination of tax on university endowments has implications for philanthropy

As University of Kentucky law professor asks, “Why are we focused only on universities?”


19
Jul
2021
Reform of “fiscal sponsorship”

Worth exploring.


15
Jul
2021
Richard T. Ely, actually non-eerily, lives

The economist and Social Gospel movement leader thought and taught that some philanthropy “could and must come from government coercion,” as Ronald J. Pestritto reminds us in his new book on the rise and legacy of progressivism.


14
Jul
2021
Victor Davis Hanson on David Geffen’s $150 million gift to Yale

Wealthy elite gravitate toward elitism, however well-endowed already.


12
Jul
2021
Thoughts on philanthropy from The Giving Review’s “Conversations” series in the first half of 2021

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


10
Jul
2021
Some recent philanthropy-related tweets

ICYMI.