Jonathan Hannah

Jonathan Hannah is Director of Education for American Philanthropic’s Center for Civil Society. He previously worked as a policy analyst in Washington, D.C., has been an instructor at the Lewis University College of Business, and teaches a course on philanthropy and the common good at the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts & Letters.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Xavier University, a master’s degree from Lewis University, a juris doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy, and an LL.M. from the Notre Dame Law School.


Carnegie
The peculiar evolution of Carnegie’s Libraries

Inspired by benefits he enjoyed from the library, Andrew Carnegie funded the creation of over 2,500 libraries around the world. Where are they now?

anonymous
An ode to the anonymous donor

American generosity is best demonstrated in the complete charity of anonymously giving gifts large and small to fundraising efforts on street corners.


save the world
Save the world with Sam Bankman-Fried

Perhaps we should not ask college students in their early twenties to save the world. Perhaps we should start by asking young people to be humble, volunteer at food banks, and do what little good they can.

bankman-fried effective altruism
Sam Bankman-Fried’s downfall is more than a black eye for Effective Altruism

SBF’s close affiliation with William MacAskill and the Effective Altruism movement cast a dark shadow over the legitimacy of Effective Altruism and its leaders.


fellowship
Announcing the American Philanthropic Fundraising Fellowship

Early- to mid-career fundraisers are invited to apply for this nine-month leadership program designed for those looking to grow professionally and intellectually alongside a small group of peers.

foundations and grants
Fundraising when times are bad: foundations and grants

Worried about shrinking foundation endowments? That’s going to happen during a recession, but that doesn’t mean you should pull back.


philanthropy students
How higher education development offices can instill philanthropy on campus

Colleges and universities can foster a culture of philanthropy on campus by engaging students in the development efforts.

privacy is important
Why donor privacy is important

As Americans, regardless of our own political beliefs, we should demand that our government and courts interpret our First Amendment rights broadly. The Bonta case is a great example of this tradition.


privacy is important
Why donor privacy is important

As Americans, regardless of our own political beliefs, we should demand that our government and courts interpret our First Amendment rights broadly. The Bonta case is a great example of this tradition.

corporate philanthropy
How small businesses and nonprofits can strengthen civil society

Business leaders may not agree on whether they have a social responsibility to “give back,” but there is plenty of data to suggest that it improves employee satisfaction. Here are a few ways businesses can support civil society.