The Slate 60 conference and philanthropy series.

Who's giving, who's getting.
Nov. 13 2006 7:30 AM

Gifts Galore

The Slate 60 conference and philanthropy series.

"Listening to the Slate 60: Audio and video from our recent conference," by Andy Bowers, Jim Festante, and David Plotz. Posted Nov. 22, 2006.

This week, Slate is co-hosting the Slate 60 Conference on Innovative Philanthropy with the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas. The idea is to gather 150 donors and thinkers in hopes of spurring more and better giving. To accompany the conference, we're running a series of pieces that take a practical and sometimes skeptical look at major philanthropy:

Advertisement

"Grant Away: Why venture philanthropy is important, even if it sounds ridiculous," by Henry Blodget. Posted Nov. 13, 2006.

" Market Magic: Nonprofits could access needed capital by turning donors into investors," by Douglas K. Smith. Posted Nov. 13, 2006.

"How To Give Away a Million Dollars: Ideas from Nora Ephron, David Brooks, Jane Smiley, and others." Posted Nov. 10, 2006.

"The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Why smart investment policy is critical to healthy philanthropy," by Henry Blodget. Posted Nov. 10, 2006.

"Give Strong: A road map for philanthropists," by Sebastian Mallaby. Posted Nov. 10, 2006.

"Looking the Carnegie Gift Horse in the Mouth: The 19th-century critique of big philanthropy," by David Nasaw. Posted Nov. 10, 2006.

"Portraits of Philanthropy: A Slate video." Posted Nov. 16, 2006.

TODAY IN SLATE

Doublex

Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Television

The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough. So They Added a Little Self-Immolation.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Behold
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
  Life
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.