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Philanthropy

More's the Pity

  • By
  • Peter Frumkin,
  • New America Foundation
November 17, 2002 |

How much money should the grieving families of the Washington area sniper victims receive? Is $5,000 enough? How about $50,000? Or how about nothing at all?

Sex Scandal Puts Onus on Catholic Donors to Demand Change

  • By
  • Peter Frumkin,
  • New America Foundation

Who should pay for misconduct in a charity? That is the question that the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston faces as it continues to reel under the ever-darkening cloud of sexual misconduct by a significant number of its priests.

Nonprofit Groups Must Meet the Challenges of a World in Tumult

  • By
  • Peter Frumkin,
  • New America Foundation

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, donations of time, sweat, courage, and cash should do more than just make us proud of Americans' capacity for caring. They should ultimately prod us to fashion a new way of thinking about the relationship between public and private action, one that escapes the rigid ideological positions that have taken root over the years.

Most of Us Have Compassion for Those Most Like Ourselves

  • By
  • Eleanor Brown,
  • New America Foundation
October 19, 2000 |

Presidential candidate George W. Bush has promised to "rally the armies of compassion" in addressing America's most pressing social problems. Single mothers? Absentee fathers? Drug addicts? Let's just mobilize family, neighborhood and community resources.

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