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When extremists leave prison, who helps them find a new life?

The Exchange

Real problems, Mo giving, buildings for charter schools, donor privacy, RealClearJournalism, how donors can help break policy logjams.

Educating a Nation

Stephanie Deutsch s new book details the unlikely collaboration between Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington.

Summer 2012 - Briefly Noted

An Intel-ligent cancer sensor, no anthroposophy at Aberdeen, no giving up, Wikidata, and more

SOS: Stopping Opioid Slaughter

A small group of donors is up against the worst drug epidemic ever. They need help.

Philanthropy or Social Activism?

With the valuable pro bono hours they volunteer, lawyers can change lives, or change the country.

Changing of the Guard

Where are the old-line veterans charities headed?

Champion Givers

A 15-year update on the winners of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

Walk the Line

Donors convert old rail lines into popular recreation trails

Suing for Reform

An education donor went to court; will other givers and other causes follow?

Gas Heat

A small foundation uses focused academic, media, and activist grants to redirect a policy debate

Nature Philanthropy

Donated lands have become some of our most beautiful national treasures.

Playing the Long Game

Meet Eli and Edythe Broad, winners of the 2013 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership