Philanthropy — Spring 2015

Briefly Noted

Seafaring savior. A long-lost battleship. Enabling a book thief. Philanthropy vs. charity. Why give operating support?

Juma Ventures

Combining work, school, and play with sports-stadium jobs that earn college tuition

By Claire Sykes

Interview with Sandy Weill

A king of capital on founding a high-school internship program, building a medical school in Qatar, and rescuing Carnegie Hall

Alms Alchemy

The National Christian Foundation’s ability to turn unusual contributions to gold is creating a new trove of generosity

By Liz Essley Whyte

Business Marries Charity

The hopes and hazards of bringing market mechanisms to philanthropy

By Howard Husock

Madison Avenue Mercies

The virtues of advertising, overhead, and other wicked ways of doing good

By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Giving Made Easy

Donor-advised funds are bringing new convenience to philanthropy

By Joanne Florino

Stronger Together

Donors are increasingly using expert intermediaries to bundle and target their giving

By Evan Sparks

A New Way to Serve

Venture for America is bringing entrepreneurial vim and vigor to unexpected corners of our country

By Ashley May

Micro Lending, Major Impact

How the maker of SweetTARTS is combining friendship and capital in one tangy dose

By Marques Chavez

Changing Hearts, Minds, and Laws

History shows that donors can have big, healthy effects on public policy—if they are prepared

By John J. Miller and Karl Zinsmeister

Rebounding From Philanthropic Failure

Our plan flopped. We didn't give up. We changed course.

By Karen Minkel and Marc Holley

More Than Just Academics

Catholic schools have power and potential beyond book learning

By Andy Smarick

President’s Note

An entrepreneurial explosion of philanthropic services