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29
Dec
2020
Thoughts on philanthropy from The Giving Review’s “Conversations” series in 2020 (Part 2 of 2)

A year-end collection of interesting and insightful thinking about grantmaking and giving.


28
Dec
2020
Thoughts on philanthropy from The Giving Review’s “Conversations” series in 2020 (Part 1 of 2)

A year-end collection of interesting and insightful thinking about grantmaking and giving.


22
Dec
2020
What givers can learn from Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life

An important charitable lesson from the classic Christmas film.


21
Dec
2020
Lamar Alexander’s contribution to philanthropy

As chairman of the National Commission on Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, he urged “more of ourselves instead of more government.”


21
Dec
2020
“Tax expenditures” on charitable deduction to total estimated $56.1 billion in 2020

Highest-income individuals use deduction the most and get biggest benefit from it, according to Joint Committee on Taxation.


18
Dec
2020
Thoughts on, or applicable to, philanthropy from books reviewed by The Giving Review in 2020 (Part 2 of 2)

A year-end collection of interesting and insightful passages.


17
Dec
2020
Thoughts on, or applicable to, philanthropy from books reviewed by The Giving Review in 2020 (Part 1 of 2)

A year-end collection of interesting and insightful passages.


14
Dec
2020
An updated collection of content on philanthropy and eugenics

Carnegie Institution apologizes.


10
Dec
2020
For new “Philanthropy and Giving” section, RealClearPolicy working with The Giving Review

Regularly updated section will overview, and try to broaden a normally narrow, public discourse about grantmaking.


08
Dec
2020
Pitching the blue tent

And wondering about the red cocktail umbrella.