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2019 Annual Meeting

October 23 - 25, 2019 Carlsbad, California
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Philanthropy Magazine

Fall 2019

A new book and new film illustrate what it takes to bring excellent education to poor children.

The Almanac


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


The Fabric of Character

A Wise Giver's Guide to Supporting Social and Moral Renewal

Services & Resources

Donor Privacy in California Gets a Reprieve – For Now

The hearing on A.B. 1712 has been cancelled.

Donations to restore Notre Dame spark backlash

Following the fire that damaged Notre Dame, several French citizens and companies have taken the lead in pledging funds.


Growth Spurt

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has $1.3 billion to give away in less than two decades. Expect the pace to pick up fast.

Clarifying Your Philanthropic Purpose

A vitally important step in safeguarding donor intent is defining and clarifying your mission.

Sweet Charity: American Giving Viewed from Abroad 

A recent speaking trip to Australia reminds us how unusual U.S. philanthropy is

Sweet Charity: The Backlash Against School Reform

Enemies of innovation have got the upper hand right now. Here’s a Throwback Thursday reminder of why that’s not good—and won’t last.