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:

"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.