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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
Is American Philanthropy a Protective Mutation—And If So, What’s Next?
September 17, 2019
To address inequality effectively in today’s American plutocracy, it helps to call an oligarch an oligarch.
Purdue Bankruptcy: A Measure of Justice, But Not Justice in...
September 17, 2019
A Multimillionaire’s Critique of Nonprofits and a Plea for H...
September 12, 2019
Why the Rich Get Charitable Deductions and Everyone Else Can...
September 4, 2019
The Growth in Total Household Giving Is Camouflaging a Decli...
Patrick M. Rooney
August 27, 2019
Jeff Bezos’ Disruptive “No Strings Attached” $100 Million Gi...
August 15, 2019
A Drowning Orchestra Must Choose Which Lifeboat to Grab
August 1, 2019
Philanthropy and Public Outshame Attempted Lunch Debt Shamer...
July 29, 2019
Small Donors Fund Notre Dame Cleanup while Wealthy Ones Rema...
June 28, 2019
What the “New Normal” of the $100 Million Mega-Gift to Unive...
June 12, 2019
What’s the Potential Impact of This Billionaire’s Charity Network Consolidation on the Philanthropic Community?
March 21, 2016
The Generational Echo: ’60s Kids Causing New “Boom” in Nonprofits
March 4, 2016
When Understanding Unravels: Donor Sues over Cancelled Scholarship Program
January 28, 2016
Asking Price on the Naming of Harvard’s Med School Could Reach $1B
January 27, 2016
Large Foundations: Potential for Great Good and Great Harm
January 25, 2016
$50M XQ Ed Reform Challenge Shockingly Seeks Schools’ Ideas
January 4, 2016
Why All the Haters When It Comes to Mega-Gifts?
December 8, 2015
Chan Zuckerberg LLC: No Tax Breaks + No Accountability = What Exactly?
December 7, 2015
New Zuckerberg-Chan Pledge a Threat to Democracy?
December 2, 2015
Philanthropy Reflects Its Era: From Industrial, to What?
November 6, 2015
Boomers Create Deep Wells of Donations & Volunteers: Are You Ready to Receive?
November 5, 2015
An Ugly Naming Rights Fiasco Plays Out at Paul Smith’s College
October 26, 2015
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