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28
Apr
2020
Philanthropy, the pre-(1918-)pandemic Flexner Report’s effect on med schools, and ed schools now

Science and experts, muckrakers and establishments.


27
Apr
2020
More than five

All foundations, but especially conservative ones, should consider annually spending substantially more than the five percent of their corpus now required by federal tax law.


24
Apr
2020
What would Dean Zerbe’s Grandma do?

An exhortation—and legislation?—about charitable endowments.


23
Apr
2020
A conversation with Inside Philanthropy editor David Callahan (Part 2 of 2)

The Demos founder and author of The Givers talks to Michael E. Hartmann about covering foundations and donors, the changing nature of the wealthy as a class, and the role of philanthropy in a democracy.


22
Apr
2020
A conversation with Inside Philanthropy editor David Callahan (Part 1 of 2)

The Demos founder and author of The Givers talks to Michael E. Hartmann about covering foundations and donors, the changing nature of the wealthy as a class, and the role of philanthropy in a democracy.


17
Apr
2020
A conversation with tax-policy expert Dean Zerbe (Part 2 of 2)

A former top tax aide to Sen. Charles Grassley talks to Michael E. Hartmann about the 2017 tax-reform bill, the recent harsh critiques of philanthropy, and how he thinks the nonprofit sector should approach any future reform legislation.


16
Apr
2020
A conversation with tax-policy expert Dean Zerbe (Part 1 of 2)

A former top tax aide to Sen. Charles Grassley talks to Michael E. Hartmann about his background, what it’s like to work for Grassley and on Capitol Hill, and the state of the nonprofit sector in general and philanthropy in particular.


13
Apr
2020
Updated grantmaking options to support history and civics education

Revisiting how to better bolster our shared allegiance to America and its principles. Of potential interest to donors, of course—but maybe also to parents who’ve become involuntary headmasters of their own home “academies” because of the coronavirus crisis.


09
Apr
2020
Philanthropy-related notes from Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites

Funding, fear of tarring, and consequences of insularity.


06
Apr
2020