Stacy Palmer Background Notes

On Wednesday, I’ll be posting my interview with Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Stacy was involved in founding the paper in 1988, the leading newspaper in the philanthropic sector. During the interview, I ask her about her thoughts on philanthropy blogs, the Chronicle’s plans for their own blogs, the mainstreaming of philanthropy, and whether all of the hoopla over Buffet and Gates is warranted.

You can learn more about Stacy via the links below. If you think other background is relevant, please post links in the comments section.

  • On Thursday, Stacy is serving as moderator for a Hudson Institute panel discussion (Hudson of course is where our friend William Schambra runs the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal).
  • The panel discussion is a debate between Robert Egger and Pablo Eisenberg on whether nonprofits should play an active role in election campaigns. Egger describes how the panel discussion came about in a recent blog post.
  • Back in 2000, Stacy told Fast Company magazine what she thought was the best way to do good.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes Give and Take, a round up of philanthropy/nonprofit/fundraising blogs that I declared has “the potential to radically change the Giving Blog landscape” when it was first launched.
  • Before joining the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stacy was editor for government and politics at The Chronicle of Higher Education. She is a graduate of Brown University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations.