“It’s Their Money.” Well, Sort Of.

There are occupational hazards to writing about philanthropy. One is that when I make a critical comment about donors, I run the risk of being chastised for passing judgment. I’m told it’s none of my business how people choose to be charitable, that I should stop...

Closing the Divide

(Note: This entry is cross-posted in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.) In this election year we’ve heard plenty about the 47%, the 1% and the 99%. The expanding wealth gap has become a major election issue, as it should be. Decisions in the coming years about...