theGiving Review

A blog by William Schambra, Daniel Schmidt, and Michael Hartmann. Learn more->

26
June
2019
Welcome to "The Giving Review"

Introducing our new blog for independent analysis and commentary about philanthropy and giving.


11
June
2019
A conversation with Carolyn Jones and Kelly Cote Jasper, descendants of John Emory Andrus

Michael E. Hartmann talks to the cousins leading a family group protesting the Surdna Foundation’s violation of Andrus’ donor intent.


04
June
2019
Embarrassment about SPLC should be shared by others

Pillars of establishment philanthropy—including GuideStar and Charity Navigator—should be subject to increased scrutiny because of what went on at SPLC and their reactions to it.


29
May
2019
Conservative policy funders have become as impatient as liberal donors

Restoring a more patient philanthropy means backing away from the obsession with immediate policy and political outcomes.


08
May
2019
What went wrong (and right) with conservative philanthropy

The story of conservative policy philanthropy from Barry Goldwater to Donald Trump.


02
May
2019
"Art of the Steal" raises tough questions about donor intent

A documentary that details the fight over the stewardship of a $25-billion art collection raises enduring questions of donor intent.


21
June
2018
Lessons in conservative philanthropy

Conservative philanthropy appears to be on the threshold of a new phase in its history.


16
May
2017

24
April
2017
Americans are sick of foundations and other elite institutions that ‘know best’

American philanthropy is thoroughly, fundamentally elitist. In the Trump era, it will be tempted to pursue political activity that will only make that fact painfully apparent to the American people…