Democratic self-governance is a rare and precious thing, all too readily surrendered by citizens to professional experts who are all too happy to take charge.
Looking to glean what the rise of DAFs means for our troubled voluntary sector and civil society in general.
While you and millions like you work hard, save, take risks, invest, and create opportunities, the elitist knowledge factories we count on to turn out productive, well-trained workers and managers have been transformed into indoctrination centers.
And in the A’s, 16 more Q’s.
This year’s election demands greater scrutiny of nonprofits involved in political activities.
Where will we speak candidly?
In large part because of him—his warmth, his wit, his wisdom—a great group that got along and, we think, did some good.
Remarks at the Council on Foundations annual conference a decade ago.
Carefully crafted, profoundly misguided.
Sector-bending has always been a symptom of a larger intellectual problem: utopianism.
Are management training and statistical measurement really the keys to solving our deepest social problems?
Pillars of establishment philanthropy—including GuideStar and Charity Navigator—should be subject to increased scrutiny because of what went on at SPLC and their reactions to it.
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.
A documentary that details the fight over the stewardship of a $25-billion art collection raises enduring questions of donor intent.
Conservative philanthropy appears to be on the threshold of a new phase in its history.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences (IES) released new findings on the District of Columbia school-choice program. The “evaluation showed that students who received a voucher did 7.3 percentage points worse on math than students who didn’t, while reading scores were not significantly different for the two groups,” according to Frederick M.… Continue reading In looking for truth, breezes over bushes
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…