Ever wondered what happened on this date in philanthropic history? New blog HistPhil is run by three historians and aims to give context to today's givers.
"To get a better understanding of philanthropy’s current challenges, try looking in the rearview mirror, say a trio of scholars who this week started a blog about philanthropy’s past. HistPhil seeks to correct what its founders call philanthropy’s 'ambivalent relationship with its own history.'" -- Alex Daniels, the Chronicle of Philanthropy