In Milwaukee, it didn’t start with any grantmaker. The indispensable groundwork was laid by parents concerned about the education of their children.
Searching for isolated, but incredibly powerful voices of authentic experience with utopian progressivism, who can speak about its excesses with an authority that scholars and activists don’t possess.
It may sometimes be a good idea for policy-oriented givers to consider supporting those on the other side of an otherwise-overarching ideological divide or with another worldview.
Restoring a more patient philanthropy means backing away from the obsession with immediate policy and political outcomes.
The story of conservative policy philanthropy from Barry Goldwater to Donald Trump.
Conservative philanthropy appears to be on the threshold of a new phase in its history.
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…