The two different types of giving are substitutive, researchers find. If so, there would be implications worth exploration.
Organized standardization and independent wildcatting can show up in grantmaking, too.
Progressive philanthropy will be frustrated in its ultimate aim to achieve a fully just and equal society, because it is working against the grain of our order, in pursuit of an abstract, utopian goal.
Profiles in Howard Husock’s new book tell a larger story, engagingly tracing an unfortunate development: the displacement of civil society by the state.
An important charitable lesson from the classic Christmas film.
Examining whether “thoughts and prayers” substitute for or complement material help.
By suggesting that our vast network of social services isn’t adequate to the task of meeting human needs, the everyday charitable acts of Americans “threaten” to carve out islands of independent civic initiative, free from the heavy-handed guidance and arrogant expertise of philanthropic reformers.
George Soros’ new book notes “pitfalls and paradoxes” of philanthropy in ways that seem quite familiar.
As establishment philanthropy defends its position in American society, it would do well to tend to more than just one flank.
A role reversal, and its own grand renewal.