Philanthropy — Winter 2017

Briefly Noted

Glittering glass out of the ashes. Unions block charters. Life-and-death nonprofit work. Crowdsourcing art.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Circles USA

Building relationships across economic lines to fight poverty

By Jen Para

Interview with Jacquelline Fuller

The head of Google.org on reinventing corporate philanthropy, Silicon Valley culture, and the mission that has driven her career

How Private Givers Can Rescue America in an Era of Political Frustration

A roadmap to success, no matter what unfolds in Washington

By Karl Zinsmeister

What Next?

Reactions to the roadmap

By Wilfred McClay, Andy Smarick, Eli Lehrer, Virginia Postrel, Joel Kotkin, John McClaughry, Howard Husock, Bill Kauffman and Fred Smith, David Brooks, Kenneth Weinstein, Peter Lawler, Richard Brookhiser, Naomi Schaefer Riley, Adam Keiper, Robert Woodson

On U.S. Campuses, Free Inquiry Is Taking a Beating

Donors may be the best hope for making colleges less one-sided and censorious

By Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff

Succor, Not Salvation

Philanthropic rescues from a century ago point the way for humanitarians today

By Susan Billington Harper

Blue-Collar Banking

Against governmental opposition, early Americans created savings vehicles to boost the working class

By Evan Sparks

When Little Is Big

How a $1,000 grant rocked two warring cultures

By Ashley May

Males Beyond the Pale

An invisible army of able-bodied men are not working, and getting away with it

By David Bass

The Art of Being There

One man’s dark childhood sheds light on how to transform lives at risk

By Claire Sykes

Letter to the Editor

Responding to "Beware of Blind Spots"

By Darren Walker

President’s Note

The Philanthropy Roundtable at 25

By Adam Meyerson