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In Praise of Do-It-Yourself Do-Good

William Schambra warns against turning over national problem solving to distant experts and elites

by William A. Schambra

In this extract from an essay reprinted in Giving Well, Doing Good, scholar of philanthropy William Schambra warns against turning over national problem solving to distant experts and...

Board Compensation: To Pay or Not to Pay?

William A. Schambra examines a perennial question in the field of philanthropy.

by William A. Schambra

From Philanthropy magazine, Winter 2008

Should a foundation compensate members of its board of directors for their service? William Schambra addresses a perennial question in the field of philanthropy and provides a balanced presentation of the compelling arguments on both sides of this issue.

Board Compensation

Readers respond to William Schambra’s feature article “Board Compensation: To Pay or Not to Pay?”

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2008

Readers respond to William Schambra’s feature article “Board Compensation: To Pay or Not to Pay?” and weigh in on the issue.

Call Things by Their Right Names

From Philanthropy magazine, May / June 2004

Robert Hall famously admonished people to “call things by their right names.” So, let me call William A. Schambra’ s “review” of my book The Insider’s Guide to Grantmaking...

Giving Thoughtfully

Readings to inspire the philanthropic imagination

by Scott Walter

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2008

Giving Well, Doing Good: Readings for Thoughtful Philanthropists edited by Amy A. Kass Indiana University Press, 2008 xxvi + 490 pp., $50 hardcover, $19.95 paperback Anyone who ever...

100 Years of Experts Armed with Money…

Community foundations at a milestone.

by William Schambra

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2014

...sure didn't do much for Cleveland. Community foundations at a milestone.

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