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29
Aug
2022
A conversation with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Chuck Collins (Part 1 of 2)

The heir, author, and researcher talks to Craig Kennedy and Michael E. Hartmann about the “Wealth Defense Industry,” the degree to which philanthropy is used and charity is abused by the wealthy, and what could perhaps be done about it.


26
Aug
2022
Remembering Louis Booker Wright, defender of America’s privately supported research libraries

And knowledgeable observer of, and commentator on, philanthropy.


24
Aug
2022
Two cheers for Barre Seid

Honesty and balance.


15
Aug
2022
Data and drama, studies and stories, and guidance for philanthropic decision-makers from Wild Problems

The popular EconTalk podcast host Russ Roberts’ new book offers a helpful insight to any grantmakers willing to receive it—and self-aware enough to risk considering themselves as essentially engaged in art, not science.


12
Aug
2022
David McCullough, R.I.P.

Remembering “the voice of history.”


08
Aug
2022
97% of political contributions by employees of top foundations went to Democrats in 2019-20

At three foundations in the “FoundationMark 15,” 100% of contributions made by employees went to Democrats. At 12, contributions to Democrats exceeded 96%.


03
Aug
2022
A conversation with Force of Nature author Gisèle Huff (Part 2 of 2)

As her memoir is released, the Holocaust survivor and philanthropy professional talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy and education reform, the need for reform of philanthropy itself, and the benefits of a universal basic income.


02
Aug
2022
A conversation with Force of Nature author Gisèle Huff (Part 1 of 2)

As her memoir is released, the Holocaust survivor and philanthropy professional talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about her family history, education, and the American dream.


28
Jul
2022

27
Jul
2022
A conversation with management consultant and author Steve Zimmerman (Part 2 of 2)

The Spectrum Nonprofit Services founder and author talks to Michael E. Hartmann about nonprofit sustainability as an orientation and not a destination, and the states of nonprofitdom overall and philanthropy in particular.