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A Road Trip Across Philanthropic America

Pacific

Saving the winged cheetah. A bubbling introduction to business. The grandaddy of charity marathons. For these tales and much more, ride along on Philanthropy’s transcontinental tour of local giving in all 50 United States.

A Road Trip Across Philanthropic America

New England

Saving the winged cheetah. A bubbling introduction to business. The grandaddy of charity marathons. For these tales and much more, ride along on Philanthropy’s transcontinental tour of local giving in all 50 United States.

Charter School Performance Breakout

The oft-heard claim that charters perform no better than conventional schools is out of date and inaccurate

by Karl Zinsmeister

"The oft-heard claim that charters perform no better than conventional schools is out of date and inaccurate." In this recent Wall Street Journal article, Karl Zinsmeister explains why today's philanthropy-driven charter school boom may be one of the most important movements of our age. 

DoNation

Which Americans give most to charity?

by Karl Zinsmeister

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2013

Karl Zinsmeister breaks down the data on which Americans give most to charity, and why.

Spartan Donors

What’s to be gained from private giving to Uncle Sam’s military academies?

by Karl Zinsmeister

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2012

Great military leaders. That’s not the only thing that donors to West Point, Annapolis, and Colorado Springs get for their money. Karl Zinsmeister asks philanthropists what they hope to encourage by sending private support to these public institutions.

Unto the Nations

Is the focus of American evangelicals shifting overseas?

by Karl Zinsmeister

From Philanthropy magazine, Winter 2012

Despite the economic downturn, charity and mission work is thriving in the developing world thanks to committed givers. In the Winter 2012 issue of Philanthropy magazine, Karl Zinsmeister looks at how evangelicals are focusing their time, treasure, and talent overseas. What does this renewed focus on international missions mean for the world? And for America?

A Road Trip Across Philanthropic America

Southwest

Saving the winged cheetah. A bubbling introduction to business. The grandaddy of charity marathons. For these tales and much more, ride along on Philanthropy’s transcontinental tour of local giving in all 50 United States.

A Road Trip Across Philanthropic America

Southeast

Saving the winged cheetah. A bubbling introduction to business. The grandaddy of charity marathons. For these tales and much more, ride along on Philanthropy’s transcontinental tour of local giving in all 50 United States.

A Road Trip Across Philanthropic America

Mid-Atlantic

Saving the winged cheetah. A bubbling introduction to business. The grandaddy of charity marathons. For these tales and much more, ride along on Philanthropy’s transcontinental tour of local giving in all 50 United States.

New Guidebooks on the Way!

Check out our soon-to-be-published wise giver’s guides

The Philanthropy Roundtable has an exciting lineup of fresh, practical guidebooks arriving in 2015! These short, readable, information-packed books will help you make the most of your philanthropic investments. Click here to see some of this year’s new titles.

2008 Houston Charter School Bloom

The nation’s seventh largest school district in Houston, Texas, has been plagued by the familiar problems of urban public education—including four out of every ten students failing to...

From Promising to Proven

The charter school boom ahead

by Karl Zinsmeister

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2014

The charter school boom ahead. 

Editor’s Introduction

An overview of the Spring 2012 issue on giving to colleges and universities

by Christopher Levenick

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2012

“If any millionaire is at a loss to know how to accomplish great and indisputable good with his surplus,” wrote Andrew Carnegie in 1889, then higher education “is a field which can never be...

2009 Value-added Teaching

For years, when disappointed observers noted how little was being learned by children in inner-city schools, the riposte from the public-school establishment would be “it’s not the...

2010 Counter-balancing Protectors of the K-12 Status Quo

In 1996 a national group calling itself Stand for Children was founded as a broad, soup-to-nuts supporter of children’s causes. Over a period of years the group shifted toward education as...

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