This is the first in a five-part series this week about research and recent trends in philanthropy. Check back every day this week for a new post. What are facts? According to Merriam Webster, a fact is something that has actual existence or a piece of information presented as having objective reality. Fairly simple, right?… Read more »
Building bridges: Connecting academics and practitioners
By Patricia Snell Herzog, Ph.D., and Tiara Dungy Here at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy we have been talking about building more bridges between academics and practitioners. Building bridges is certainly not a new idea. Indeed, despite the wide diversity of approaches taken in different academic circles, there are many examples of this exact language in… Read more »
Combining research and practice: Using family traditions of giving and volunteering to understand philanthropy
“We donated money to buy an old church and started the East Wayne Street Center. I think that was the first thing that really opened both of our eyes to poverty, with the Center operating in the middle of the inner city. “I never had much growing up, but we always had enough to eat… Read more »
Making waves: Teaching philanthropy and the ocean outside the U.S.
By Pat Danahey Janin I am passionate about the intersection of philanthropy and oceans. When it comes to the ocean environment, philanthropic responses outside of spectacular activism (Sea Shepherd, Greenpeace) are virtually unknown. Ocean research, deep sea mapping, citizen involvement in science, ocean clean-ups, and ocean literacy education are just some of the many activities… Read more »