theGiving Review

A blog by William Schambra, Daniel Schmidt, and Michael Hartmann. Learn more->

22
July
2019
Overstating the role of philanthropy in education reform

In Milwaukee, it didn’t start with any grantmaker. The indispensable groundwork was laid by parents concerned about the education of their children.


15
July
2019
The Bradley Foundation’s role in helping build Miller Park: decisive and agile, with a strong sense of place

Remembering, and trying to learn from, a good philanthropic role played more than two decades ago.


10
July
2019
Warranted wariness of philanthropic “problem-solving”

Civil society should not be seen by experts, or funders, merely as a tool to solve social problems.


04
July
2019
America's identity crisis

A decade-old report still has much to teach us.


02
May
2019
"Art of the Steal" raises tough questions about donor intent

A documentary that details the fight over the stewardship of a $25-billion art collection raises enduring questions of donor intent.