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22
Oct
2019
Philanthropy and homelessness in L.A. (Part 2 of 3): Ongoing and growing doubt about whether promoted public policies are working

In wake of USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy’s must-read report, second of three-part series tracks depressingly increasing evidence of failure.


21
Oct
2019
Philanthropy and homelessness in L.A. (Part 1 of 3): An “action plan”

In wake of USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy’s must-read report, first of three-part series overviews initial ambitions and aspirations of effort led by city’s funders to deal with “wicked problem.”


17
Oct
2019
In passing, an implicit endorsement of general-operations grantmaking?

From the Old Testament.


16
Oct
2019

15
Oct
2019
A conversation with the Hewlett Foundation’s Daniel Stid (Part 2 of 2)

The Madison Initiative director talks about Congress, the initiative’s grantees, and “philanthropic pluralism.”


14
Oct
2019
A conversation with the Hewlett Foundation’s Daniel Stid (Part 1 of 2)

The Madison Initiative director talks about his early career, management consulting, and philanthropy.


11
Oct
2019
A conversation with Jay Greene of the University of Arkansas (Part 2 of 2)

The Department of Education Reform chair talks about philanthropic education-reform strategies—including the Gates Foundation’s—and learning from failure, or not.


10
Oct
2019
A conversation with Jay Greene of the University of Arkansas (Part 1 of 2)

The Department of Education Reform chair talks about education-reform philanthropy and that which animates it, as well as Teach for America.


08
Oct
2019
The push of corporate leaders’ liberal enemies now matches the pull of their conservative friends, and it’s time to push back

Not skew corporate pronouncements and practices toward philanthropic purposes.


07
Oct
2019
Another, necessary note on the Larsens’ case in Minnesota

It’s not over. (It never is.)