Helen Flannery is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She is a long-time researcher and data analysis professional working in the nonprofit sector and has written extensively on nonprofit industry trends, including direct marketing fundraising, online giving, sustainer giving, and the macroeconomic factors affecting donor behavior.
Unchecked, private foundations can become blocks of concentrated unaccountable power with considerable clout in shaping our laws and culture.
Concentrated Giving by Wealthy Donors along with Falling Donations by Non-Wealthy Pose Risks to Independent Sector and Civil Society
Top-Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality