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The Philanthropy Roundtable has produced a series of guidebooks on topics of interest within the philanthropic community. Intended to help donors achieve philanthropic excellence, our guidebooks are in-depth examinations of the principled and practical aspects of intelligent charitable giving. If you would like to order hard copies of a guidebook, go here for more information.

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Guidebook — k 12 education

From Promising to Proven: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Expanding on the Success of Charter Schools

by Karl Zinsmeister

Guidebook — k 12 education

Closing America’s High-achievement Gap: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Helping Our Most Talented Students

by Andy Smarick

Guidebook — veterans

Serving Those Who Served: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Assisting Veterans and Military Families

by Thomas Meyer

Guidebook — k 12 education

Blended Learning: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Supporting Tech-assisted Teaching

by Laura Vanderkam

Guidebook — philanthropic freedom

Transparency in Philanthropy

by John Tyler

Guidebook — foundation management

Protecting Donor Intent: How to Define and Safeguard Your Philanthropic Principles

by Jeffrey J. Cain

Guidebook — philanthropic freedom

How Public Is Private Philanthropy?

by Evelyn Brody and John Tyler

Guidebook — k 12 education

Saving America’s Urban Catholic Schools

by Stephanie Saroki and Christopher Levenick

Guidebook — helping people to help themselves

Reviving Marriage in America

by William J. Doherty

Guidebook — History of American Philanthropy

Strategic Investment In Ideas: How Two Foundations Reshaped America

by John J. Miller

Guidebook — History of American Philanthropy

Foundation Builders: Brief Biographies of Twelve Great Philanthropists

by Martin Morse Wooster

Guidebook — foundation management

Starting a Private Foundation

by Paul K. Rhoads and Stephanie Denby

Guidebook — foundation management

Evaluating for Success

by Peter Frumkin, Bill Niederloh, Paul E. Peterson, and Robert Peterson

Guidebook — foundation management

Questions to Ask Before You Write the Check

by Marvin Olasky, David Kuo, Jerry Martin, Anne Neal, Lynne Munson, and Edward B. Kacic

Guidebook — debates in philanthropy

Should Foundations Exist in Perpetuity?

by Heather R. Higgins and Michael S. Joyce

Guidebook — philanthropic freedom

Government and “Scaling” Nonprofits: The Implications of an Expanded Federal Role

by Howard Husock

Guidebook — philanthropic freedom

American Philanthropic Diversity: What It Means, Why It Matters

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Guidebook — helping people to help themselves

Helping People to Help Themselves

by Michael E. Hartmann