Philanthropy’s Biggest Problems

Michael E. Hartmann on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—a podcast on philanthropy and civil society

In episode 28 of Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy Beer (American Philanthropic and the American Conservative) speaks with Michael Hartmann (Giving Review and Capital Research Center) about what Mike sees as the major problems in the philanthropy sector today and about the ideas that are being put forth to address those problems.

Mike shares lessons from his time at the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and how philanthropy works well and other dynamics effecting major philanthropic institutions. They cover the concerns around wealth disparities and donor diversity in philanthropy. And lastly, Mike turns to the populist critiques of establishment philanthropy, and talk about the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act (S. 1981), introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley and Angus King.

The podcast is also available on Philanthropy Daily here and Apple Podcasts here.