The Philanthropy Roundtable’s vision is to build and sustain a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society.

A Boon for Charitable Giving Is Being Threatened by Congress

Personal charitable giving accounts — or donor-advised funds — are the latest innovation in American philanthropy that is keeping thousands of small nonprofits across the country alive today.

What About the Kids? Advances in Protecting the Rights of Children

Join us as we learn how foster children in a number of states do not have the right to legal counsel while their abusive parents do, and what can be done about it.

Can we talk about it? with Debi Ghate

Having taken in 10 foster children and adopted four, CEO and founder of Gen Justice Darcy Olsen is intimately aware of the grim reality of the foster care system. In this week’s episode, she joins Debi Ghate to talk about both the joys and heartbreak of fostering – and the work she does with Gen Justice to ensure the legal protection and to protect the rights of the approximately 400,000 children in foster care.


Free to Give: Meet Nita Shah

"We began by serving the people and businesses that were displaced or left behind by the changing landscape of the city. Today, we’ve grown to serving seven counties in Oregon and two in southwest Washington."

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Announcing The Philanthropy Roundtable's Donor Intent Hub

The Donor Intent Hub encourages donors to think carefully about how they deploy their gifts, and provides them with useful guidelines for making sure their philanthropy accomplishes the good they intend.

Let’s Get Technical: Education that Puts America to Work

We heard from the president of a very unique college in Pennsylvania where employers compete to hire their graduates, got a glimpse into the encouraging results from a public high school program in Connecticut leading to both higher earnings and higher test scores, and saw how a foundation is supporting a skilled trades education through prizes and other innovative means.






Protecting Your Legacy

A Wise Giver’s Guide to Honoring and Preserving Donor Intent

Philanthropy Magazine

Fall 2020

Philanthropy meets America's identity crisis.

The Almanac


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