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Michael Moody, PhD, is the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy.


Tainted Money and Tainted Donors: A Growing Crisis?


Michael Moody, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  New examples of the “tainted donor” or “tainted money” problem seem to keep popping up, and some even argue that the “cleanliness” of any money gained through capitalist practices should be considered suspect. Yet, all of this puts the not for profits who depend to varying degrees on private donations in an ethically complicated spot, write Michael Moody and Michael Pratt.

Increasing critiques of (big) philanthropy


Tory Martin, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  Recent critiques that philanthropy has gone awry are important and provocative appeals to hold big donors and major institutions accountable in a democratic society. Yet, some critics may run the risk of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, write Tory Martin and Michael Moody.

The Boundaries are Blurring Between Philanthropy and Business


Michael Moody, Thursday, 21st February 2019 -  Philanthropy is increasingly adopting business means, while business is increasingly pursuing philanthropic ends – a trend which is likely to continue and expand, writes Michael Moody, from the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, as part of their 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019.
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