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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Catholic School Renaissance: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Strengthening a National Asset

by Andy Smarick and Kelly Robson

Clearing Obstacles to Work: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Fostering Self-Reliance

by David Bass

Agenda Setting: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Influencing Public Policy

by John J. Miller and Karl Zinsmeister, with Ashley May

Excellent Educators: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Cultivating Great Teachers and Principals

by Laura Vanderkam

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

by Karl Zinsmeister

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

by Andy Smarick

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

by Thomas Meyer

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

by Laura Vanderkam

Transparency in Philanthropy

by John Tyler

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

by Jeffrey J. Cain

How Public Is Private Philanthropy?

by Evelyn Brody and John Tyler

Saving America’s Urban Catholic Schools

by Stephanie Saroki and Christopher Levenick

Reviving Marriage in America

by William J. Doherty

How Two Foundations Reshaped America

by John J. Miller

Foundation Builders: Brief Biographies of Twelve Great Philanthropists

by Martin Morse Wooster

Starting a Private Foundation

by Paul K. Rhoads and Stephanie Denby

Should Foundations Exist in Perpetuity?

by Heather R. Higgins and Michael S. Joyce

Helping People to Help Themselves

by Michael E. Hartmann


The Almanac
of American

A compendium of the Great Donors, Great Achievements, Great Ideas, and Latest Facts on private giving in the U.S.