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Inside Philanthropy survey finds support for reform of philanthropy’s legal structure

Editor David Callahan notes that philanthropic and nonprofit trade groups might “be out of touch with their own communities.”


“Democracy funders” lopsidedly liberal

As tracked by Candid, of top 200 givers, 121 are left-of-center and 21 are right-of-center. All but two of top 20 are left-leaning.

3 tips for your foundations fundraising

Foundations fundraising can be time-consuming and exhausting. But it’s worth the work, and it will pay off in the long run.


What to look for when hiring a major gifts officer

It’s no small task—and takes no small amount of trust—to hire an MGO. Here’s how to find a great fundraiser.

Reform of “fiscal sponsorship”

Worth exploring.


Richard T. Ely, actually non-eerily, lives

The economist and Social Gospel movement leader thought and taught that some philanthropy “could and must come from government coercion,” as Ronald J. Pestritto reminds us in his new book on the rise and legacy of progressivism.

Victor Davis Hanson on David Geffen’s $150 million gift to Yale

Wealthy elite gravitate toward elitism, however well-endowed already.


Civil society and its champions dodge a deadly bullet

The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Americans for Prosperity v. Bonta marks an essential defense of donor privacy and, more importantly, civil society.

Thoughts on philanthropy from The Giving Review’s “Conversations” series in the first half of 2021

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




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