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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.


03
Jul
2021
Maybe more MOWA than MOMA

In art, and life.


24
Jun
2021
“Slow philanthropy”?

Remember who won the race.


27
May
2021
Visiting, and valuing, an old friend

Frank Shakespeare.


21
May
2021
Revisiting Tocqueville, technology, and the Tittabawassee

As shown in and by Sanford, Mich., starting one year ago, it’s often when massive devastation is visited on a population that it discovers its true character.


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

What gives, and to what to give?


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.


26
Apr
2021
Getting lost on the way to root causes

In any real-life revision of the parable so often cited by philanthropists, there’s a strong likelihood that the philanthropists forging their way upstream to the source of the problem will never get there. As with the challenge of homelessness in L.A., they will instead become hopelessly entangled in the real-world obstacles that invariably complicate the drive for simplistic, root-cause solutions.