Philanthropy (page 5)

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    Podcasts worth listening to this week

    Some great conversations made my time in the car much better this week Steven Teles is one of the most insightful people writing about conservatism and government, from the Federalist Society to the kludgy way government has evolved. He’s a liberal working with libertarians at the Niskanen…
    Joseph Coletti, April 19, 2018
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    Big money for local solutions

    One of the nation’s newest philanthropic efforts, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and one of its oldest, the Rockefeller Foundation, are accepting registrations from local, private organizations around the country with the goal of giving a million dollars each (and technical assistance) to ten of them who are making a significant…
    Joseph Coletti, April 13, 2018
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    Measuring the impact of ideas

    Think tanks like the John Locke Foundation have a hard time knowing whether we are successful. How well do we advance our mission to “transform government through competition, innovation, personal freedom, and personal responsibility” and provide “a better balance between the public sector and private institutions of family, faith,…
    Joseph Coletti, March 30, 2018
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    Recovering from Substance Abuse

    If you live around the Triangle, you have likely seen TROSA Moving trucks around. You may even have moved with them, prepared for Christmas at a TROSA Tree Lot, shopped for furniture at TROSA Thrift Store, or had TROSA Lawn Care take care of your yard. You…
    Joseph Coletti, March 27, 2018
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    Starbucks CEO: government is not capable

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz explains why the company provides in partnership with Arizona State University free college tuition to every one of its American employees working 20 hours or more a week. The country is $22, $23 trillion in debt, it doesn’t have the financial capability to do the…
    Joseph Coletti, March 8, 2018
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    Creative, non-profit solutions to the food desert problem

    Food deserts are a pretty hot topic, and there’s a lot of discussion about how to address the issue – areas where a significant portion of the population doesn’t have access to affordable, nutritious food.  So I loved seeing this piece today: “From mobile farmers’ markets to public transportation:…
    Julie Tisdale, February 21, 2018
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    Private philanthropy and government contracts

    John Hood highlights two traditions that have shaped philanthropy today in its quest to provide public goods through private action. The compassion tradition, which in the West had its origins in Jewish and Christian history, reflects our efforts to alleviate suffering, save lives, foster virtue, and restore what is broken.
    Joseph Coletti, February 21, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that UNC campuses are training to respond to mass shootings. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the social value of charity.
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2018