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2019 Annual Meeting


Join us in Carlsbad for our premier event, gathering hundreds of philanthropic decision makers committed to strengthening our free society and to exploring, collaborating, and solving our nation's greatest problems through meaningful and effective philanthropy. 2019 is the 28th year that donors from across the country will meet to share ideas, strategies, and best practices, and hear from America's leading experts in private innovation and forward-thinking policy.


Philanthropy Magazine

Summer 2019

Weathering today's storm clouds over campus

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: 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.

Sweet Charity: Meet the World's Largest Musical Instrument

Voluntary givers created it, restored it, and are saving it for the future.