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Economic Opportunity

Upskilling and Transformation Take Center Stage at Philanthropy Conference

Foundation representatives and grantmakers from across the country gathered to hear from the nation’s foremost practitioners who are transforming the way community colleges are offering post-secondary...

Why Work Is the Best Charity for the Poor

Poverty is one part economics, one part psychology—work helps both.

Alternatives to ‘College for All’

The skyrocketing cost of higher education have some questioning the prevailing “college for all” perspective.

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The Tangelo Park Model for Transforming a Troubled Neighborhood

A Q&A with Florida hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen.

On Creating Productive Work for the Persistently Jobless

Following is a brief extract from an interview with social-enterprise philanthropist George Roberts for a forthcoming book.

The Center for Urban Families

The Center for Urban Families is helping fathers step up.

A Path to Human Success…

Q&A on how donors can help their communities thrive.

Work vs. Poverty

At The Philanthropy Roundtable’s recent event “Getting America Back to Work,” donors discussed the importance—and challenges—of expanding work among the poor.

Wielding the Profit Motive Against Poverty

The poor as customers, not victims.

How to Alleviate Poverty While Respecting Liberty

The Economic Opportunity initiative of The Philanthropy Roundtable held a February 2014 conference on the natural overlaps between philanthropic giving to aid the poor and giving that encourages free markets and...


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