Is Big Philanthropy Destroying Democracy?

“When people use their private resources to try to attain some type of public influence in a democratic society, that deserves civic scrutiny, not gratitude,” notes Robert Reich, codirector of Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, in a wide-ranging podcast interview with NPQ’s Amy Costello on the nature of “big philanthropy.”

“Rage” or Resolve? Women Are Giving More In 2018

This year is being dubbed the new “Year of the Woman.” More than 500 women are running for major office in the US, and more are signing petitions, protesting in the streets, or giving to human and civil rights organizations. Surveys show that women are more politically active than their male peers. NPQ’s Amy Costello talks to activists and academics about this surge in political activity and what it might mean.