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26
Feb
2020
Revisiting the “Vision and Philanthropy” symposium after 15 years: David Keene

The war for the minds of every generation must be fought anew lest the gains of the past be lost.


25
Feb
2020

24
Feb
2020
Even-bigger shoulders

After all these years, even more patience is needed in education philanthropy.


20
Feb
2020
A welcome jolt

The benefits of an unexpected, foundational question.


17
Feb
2020
The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s new senior opinion editor should understand four schools of thought about philanthropy

And foster continued healthy discourse within and among all of them.


17
Feb
2020
A conversation with philanthropy historian and journalist Benjamin Soskis (Part 2 of 2)

The Urban Institute researcher and HistPhil co-editor speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about what the study of history brings to the practice of grantmaking, the challenges and opportunities currently facing those conservatives and progressives who are critiquing giving, and the difference between charity and philanthropy.


14
Feb
2020
A conversation with philanthropy historian and journalist Benjamin Soskis (Part 1 of 2)

The Urban Institute researcher speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about how he came to study the history of philanthropy and the origins of the HistPhil website he co-edits.


10
Feb
2020
Bloomberg’s philanthropy

In the current context, it certainly raises several important questions, large and small.


09
Feb
2020
Playing the philanthropic “long game”

Just as with “pulling the goalie,” properly assess the future, but in this case to “skate to the puck.” Don’t wait to skate—or, again analogizing to grantmaking, to spend.


06
Feb
2020
Claremont Institute’s Matthew Peterson critiques conservative donor class

Twitter thread provocatively lets loose on problems and shortcomings, challenges and opportunities.