Jonathan Hannah

Jonathan Hannah is Director of AmPhil’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.


Actionable ideas for nonprofit excellence

Kral delivers a well organized book that cleverly weaves real life examples of nonprofit excellence alongside actionable ideas that any nonprofit employee can put into practice.

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Declining religious affiliation and civil society

This November, the third Givers, Doers, & Thinkers conference will address the question: How will declining religious affiliation change civil society in the years to come?


2023 AmPhil Fundraising Fellowship Announcement

The AmPhil Fundraising Fellowship is a nine-month leadership program for fundraising professionals looking to grow professionally and intellectually alongside a small group of peers.

Should Nonprofits Publicize the Charitable Tax Deduction?

What role do fundraisers and nonprofit organizations play when it comes to educating their donors about charitable tax deductions?


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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?

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.