Summer Issue of Philanthropy Magazine

How philanthropists are helping rev stalled economic engines

How Philanthropy Fuels America – New Video

A 34-minute version of Karl Zinsmeister’s popular illustrated talk on the power of private giving in shaping America. Live from the City Club of Cleveland.

Some People Love to Call Names

The Southern Poverty Law Center's extremist list isn't a Consumer Reports guide. It's a political tool. A sneak peak from the upcoming Spring issue of Philanthropy magazine. 

What’s in a Name?

The delicate dance behind some of today’s largest gifts

Privacy as a Philanthropic Pillar

Why givers prize the right to be anonymous

We Welcome a New Chairman

Donn Weinberg, the executive vice president and a trustee of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, has been elected as chairman of The Philanthropy Roundtable.

Bad Donors, Good Results

Human kindness and charitable success aren’t necessarily linked. That’s one of the paradoxes of philanthropy.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

Boosting students to university and beyond

Good Giving from the Grave

How donors and charities can plan wisely to avoid posthumous punch-ups

The Dark Side of Transparency

Private decision-making can be more effective than openness

The Legal and Political Landscape of Donor Privacy

For all Americans—conservative, progressive, or apolitical—protecting donor privacy is crucial to the health and freedom of our society.

Interview with Paul Haaga

The Republican investor on running NPR for $1, how to be an effective board member, and his very own dinosaur.

New Video! Philanthropy and Politics

Prominent philanthropists discuss with us how private action can improve our nation even if politics remains fractious, the advantages donors and volunteers have when it comes to succeeding at societal reform, and the dangers that philanthropy needs to watch out for. Featuring Betsy DeVos, Phil Anschutz, Bernie Marcus, Harris Rosen, Jack Miller, Jeff Sandefer, David Weekley, and others.

Interview with Jacquelline Fuller

The head of on reinventing corporate philanthropy, Silicon Valley culture, and the mission that has driven her career.

Rethinking Disability

Donors launch an experiment that could spark seminal social reform

Nonprofit Spotlight: Circles USA

Building relationships across economic lines to fight poverty.

12 Common Criticisms of Philanthropy—and Some Answers

Critics have argued that charitable giving isn’t focused enough on the poor, isn’t sufficient to make a difference, is undemocratic, and more, but research—and history—show otherwise.

Newspaper Nonprofits

Gerry Lenfest is a leading American philanthropist, and also owner of two Philadelphia newspapers—the Inquirer and Daily News. At the beginning of this year he combined his occupations and donated the newspapers, plus their companion website to the Philadelphia ­Foundation.

How private givers can rescue America

This book offers inspiration and a practical roadmap for the next generation of patriotic philanthropists willing to organize, spend, and act to change our culture and strengthen the nation in places where government has disappointed.

How Philanthropy Bolsters Capitalism

How charitable giving strengthens free enterprise and mobility in the United States, Philanthropy Roundtable vice president Karl Zinsmeister writes in City Journal

Succor, Not Salvation

Philanthropic rescues from a century ago point the way for humanitarians today

Freedom and Philanthropy

Since its founding, the United States has sought equally to be a free society and a good society. In this National Affairs essay, Karl Zinsmeister explains how this impulse drives our dual commitment to liberty and to shared responsibility. 

On U.S. Campuses, Free Inquiry Is Taking a Beating

Donors may be the best hope for making colleges less one-sided and censorious.