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Patriotism in little

One of the things I found on moving home to Kentucky 22 years ago is that our love of country is a very little and very local thing. Our love for our large country as a whole is an extrapolated, sympathetic extension of the real love we feel for a specific place small enough to [...]

May 25th, 2017|Community Outreach|

Donors who help veterans

What are the best ways for donors to help veterans?  The Philanthropy Roundtable has recently published Uniform Champions, by Thomas Meyer, who directs veterans’ programs for the Roundtable.  The guidebook, which is available for free as a PDF here, has a good deal of interesting reporting on ways donors are coming up with programs that [...]

May 25th, 2017|Community Outreach|

Taxpayers are over-subsidizing rich nonprofit colleges

America’s universities are recognized worldwide as models of excellence. But this high esteem rests on a very unequal distribution of wealth concentrated in the hands of a small group of private nonprofit universities. These schools dominate the rankings through an accumulation of riches beyond the reach of the nation’s public four- and two-year schools. The [...]

May 24th, 2017|Community Outreach|

Saturday nights in the echo chamber

The late-night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live has long drawn on politics for a laugh, but in the Age of Trump the weekly NBC program has assumed a new role. The show that in the past regularly traded on non-political bits like Chris Farley’s bounding physicality or Adam Sandler’s sophomoric guitar songs has now [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Community Outreach|

Peter Augustine Lawler, R.I.P

It is with deep sadness that we learned this morning of the sudden passing of our beloved Peter Augustine Lawler, who contributed to the pages of Philanthropy Daily in various occasions throughout the years — most recently with a January 2017 piece about “Being a Tocquevillian philanthropist today.” This loss is inestimable for many of our [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Community Outreach|

Hope to the suffering

Between 1915 and 1923, over a million Armenian citizens were arrested and deported or killed in what is commonly known as the Armenian genocide. While the reality of this atrocity cannot be softened, the founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative believe that this past tragedy can inspire change and hope for the future. The Aurora [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Community Outreach|

Carl Icahn’s $119 million loan, from charity

Many charities lend small sums to their officials to cover expenses like relocation costs and life-insurance premiums, typically amounting to less than $28,000. But billionaire Carl Icahn borrowed $199 million from the charity he started… read more Source: Outreach

May 19th, 2017|Community Outreach|

Building trust by eroding it

Mike Scutari writes about how philanthropy can help address the “global trust deficit.” According to the article, not only Americans but people all over the world have low confidence in major institutions like government, business, organized religion, the media, etc. This is a problem because a lack of trust “makes it harder to solve any [...]

May 18th, 2017|Community Outreach|

Persuading conservatives on climate change

I wish someone would make a calm, reasonable, and rational case that using less energy is a good idea. Radical environmentalists don’t want to make that case, screaming at the top of their lungs about how anyone who doesn’t agree with them is a “climate denier” whose every move is completely controlled by the oil [...]

May 18th, 2017|Community Outreach|

Living on a prayer: church attendance in England

A strange twist to a familiar storyline comes to us from Britain, where church attendance has been steadily dropping since the 1960s. Despite (or perhaps, from the American point of view, because of) Anglicanism’s legal and social establishment in the UK, not even a quarter of Britons self-identify as members of the Church of England. [...]

May 18th, 2017|Community Outreach|