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Sweet Charity: Donors Anonymous

There are efforts afoot to end unnamed giving. That would crimp charity and damage personal freedom.

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How Philanthropy Fuels America

Here is 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.

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Sweet Charity: Land Trusts Preserve Nature by Nurturing Owners

Using respect and cooperation instead of confrontation has made nonprofit conservancies the fastest growing part of the conservation movement.

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Sweet Charity: School Success Even for the Most Disadvantaged

Philanthropically sparked charter schools have become lifelines for drowning families.

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Sweet Charity: Inventing a New Kind of City

Henry Segerstrom used a high mix of philanthropy and business to turn lima-bean fields into an urban village.

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The SPLC Calls Names

The Southern Poverty Law Center hasn’t contributed anything to law or poverty for a generation. Instead it’s become a political attack group and fundraising scam.

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Patrick McFall

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Sweet Charity: Our Parks Bloom

We're in the midst of a huge renaissance of urban parks--which is in turn feeding the return to city life. Thank philanthropic invention.

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Indispensable: How Philanthropy Fuels American Success

In a series of rollicking flesh-and-blood examples and hard facts, Karl Zinsmeister documents the vast impact of private philanthropy.

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Sweet Charity: The Getty Museums

Even flawed donors can make brilliant gifts. Here’s a magnificent example.

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Karl Zinsmeister

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Sweet Charity: Making Americans

Immigrants to this country acculturate best when they have help.

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