Articles about
Economic Opportunity

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.

Hiring Mentors for Neglected Children

A Q&A with Duncan Campbell

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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...

Caring through Community

In this Q&A, psychiatric nurse Marlene Mieske tells about her support of Fountain House and what works in mental health care.


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