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Why I Changed My Mind About Anonymous Donations

In 1990, in Boston, I attended a conference on school reform. At the end of the last session, a courteous gentleman, clearly from out of town, asked in a tentative manner if I could give him a lift to his hotel. As it was convenient, I readily agreed. At the conclusion of the ride, the […]

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On Securing Support for Research: Should One Hit The Pause Button?

Those of us who conduct research in psychology, education, and related fields are dependent on external support to cover our expenses. For half a century, my colleagues and I at Harvard Project Zero have been fortunate to receive funding from various sources. In most cases, the funding process has been smooth and unproblematic; but in […]

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Why Philanthropy Is Not a Profession

Many occupations today call themselves “professions,” but what does it mean for a domain to truly be a profession, and does philanthropy count? According to Howard Gardner, the field of philanthropy is not yet a true profession, an argument he makes in a February 2017 opinion piece published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Click here to […]

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