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22
Sep
2021
Q&A with welfare reformer Jason Turner (Part 1 of 2)

Twenty-five years after enactment of state and federal work-based welfare reform, the executive director of the Secretaries’ Innovation Group covers the circumstances surrounding the reforms’ passage and the positive effects of their implementation.


20
Sep
2021
Some of Woke, Inc.’s reasoning could be an alarming “sleeping giant” for philanthropy

The cutting critique of and stance against corporate America’s adoption of an extreme social-justice agenda in Vivek Ramasamy’s new book could certainly, and perhaps should, be considered in the context of politicized charitable nonprofitdom, too.


16
Sep
2021
It’s time to get Britain’s charities back on track

We cannot allow our fantastic philanthropic institutions to become subsumed by wokery.


15
Sep
2021
Robert Wuthnow’s Why Religion is Good for American Democracy and philanthropy

More receptivity to and respect for faith at the top of establishment grantmaking in the country might be beneficial, too.


13
Sep
2021
Enchanted with the elitist of exempt endowments

Policymakers, protection, and power.


10
Sep
2021
“Intermediate sanctions” against abuses of tax exemption, 25 years after their enactment

Looking back at a previous, successful attempt to reform the nonprofit sector, with the lawyer and author who literally wrote the book on it.


07
Sep
2021
For fun, philanthropic pharmacology

Pondering pills, considering colors.


31
Aug
2021
A conversation with Puck founding partner Teddy Schleifer (Part 2 of 2)

The journalist talks to Michael E. Hartmann about the different factors motivating Silicon Valley giving, scrutiny of and transparency in philanthropy, progressive and populist critiques of grantmakers, and the prospects for future reform of nonprofitdom.


30
Aug
2021
A conversation with Puck founding partner Teddy Schleifer (Part 1 of 2)

The journalist talks to Michael E. Hartmann about his new media platform, the state of coverage of and commentary about philanthropy, and the shift in American giving to Silicon Valley.


26
Aug
2021
Kyrgyzstan journal

Brief insights from an area of utmost geopolitical, religious, and cultural significance.