Americans are quick to ask if candidates are giving enough to philanthropic causes. But they hesitate to judge whether the money is being put to good use.
"Philamplify" features not only crowd-sourced reviews but in-depth, expert evaluations as well.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have made it their mission to export American-style philanthropy—formalized, systematic, and professionalized giving done in the public eye—with mixed results.
An aggressive—even at times an antagonistic—engagement between the public and their benefactors shouldn’t be considered a mark of incivility. It should be considered a democratic imperative.
Catholic University's decision to accept $1 million from the Charles Koch Foundation to support the study of "principled entrepreneurship" is like a modern-day reenactment of 1905's "tainted money affair."