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How a Florida Nonprofit Keeps Kids out of Foster Care

How a Florida Nonprofit Keeps Kids out of Foster Care

Oct 26, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

Out of the 1,600 children Better Together has served, 96 percent have stayed out of the foster care system entirely.

The Vanishing Trial: Watching Our Sixth Amendment Protections Disappear

The Vanishing Trial: Watching Our Sixth Amendment Protections Disappear

Oct 26, 2020 Debi Ghate

We discussed the trial penalty and its consequences, and much more—such as why pressure on “white-led” organizations from progressive funders will hurt more than help.

The Tyranny of Anti-Merit

The Tyranny of Anti-Merit

Oct 23, 2020 Debi Ghate

If one values liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility as we do at the Roundtable, one might bristle at even seeing "The Tyranny of Merit" as the title of a book.

COVID-19, the National Economy, and Mental Health

COVID-19, the National Economy, and Mental Health

Oct 14, 2020 Alysa Davis

Key takeaways from a discussion of the effects of COVID-19 on the national economy and its relation to rising rates of diseases and deaths of despair.

Elise Westhoff Responds to Attack on Philanthropic Freedom

Elise Westhoff Responds to Attack on Philanthropic Freedom

Oct 09, 2020 The Philanthropy Roundtable

Philanthropy Roundtable president and CEO Elise Westhoff wrote a letter to the editor at the Chronicle of Philanthropy in response to a recent push to curb philanthropic freedom. Read more.

Americans’ Understanding of Basic Civics is Growing, but Only Partly

Americans’ Understanding of Basic Civics is Growing, but Only Partly

Oct 09, 2020 Shaun Rieley

The recent turmoil in American politics may have helped more Americans understand basic civics. Yet, despite these signs of progress, civic educators still have work to do.

Stop the Slippery Slope: First Gender, Now More

Stop the Slippery Slope: First Gender, Now More

Oct 08, 2020 Debi Ghate

It is going to take litigation to challenge this unconstitutional California law.

Community Colleges are Getting Students Back to Work

Community Colleges are Getting Students Back to Work

Oct 08, 2020 Tony Mayer

deLaski Family Foundation President Kathleen deLaski decided to “go all in” on reinventing college with an opportunity for disrupting higher education.

Which Colleges Support Free Speech?

Which Colleges Support Free Speech?

Oct 07, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

When free speech grows rarer on so many campuses, how are donors to respond?

The 1776 Commission: A Brief Guide for the Perplexed

The 1776 Commission: A Brief Guide for the Perplexed

Oct 07, 2020 Shaun Rieley

When was America really founded: 1776 or 1619? The Philanthropy Roundtable is hosting two scholars for a debate.

Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Respect Donor Intent

Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Respect Donor Intent

Oct 05, 2020 Joanne Florino

A suggestion from a Congressman to rename the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University adds a new twist to donor intent lore, bringing us into the realm of the just plain silly.

The Philanthropy Roundtable Urges Congress NOT to Force More Giving from Donor-advised Funds and Foundations

The Philanthropy Roundtable Urges Congress NOT to Force More Giving from Donor-advised Funds and Foundations

Oct 05, 2020 Debi Ghate

One small group is attempting to dictate the rules and terms for an entire industry in a sphere that is voluntary and well-intentioned to begin with.

Nineteen Years After 9/11: How to Support Veterans and Their Families

Nineteen Years After 9/11: How to Support Veterans and Their Families

Oct 01, 2020 Shaun Rieley

In the years since 9/11, millions of philanthropic dollars have been poured into the veteran and military family space. What works best?

How We Value Charitable Contributions Matters

How We Value Charitable Contributions Matters

Oct 01, 2020 Debi Ghate

A recent Forbes ranking of billionaire philanthropists minimizes methods necessary for innovation, problem-solving, and sustainability.

Campus Cancel Culture: Three C’s We Don’t Want to See

Campus Cancel Culture: Three C’s We Don’t Want to See

Sep 25, 2020 Debi Ghate

When most campuses aren’t even operating at normal capacity due to the pandemic, what could possibly be driving the numbers of these kinds of cases up so noticeably? The answer: cancel culture has taken root on campus.

The Roundtable Joins “Chorus of Unified Voices” in the Ninth Circuit

The Roundtable Joins “Chorus of Unified Voices” in the Ninth Circuit

Sep 18, 2020 Debi Ghate

The Roundtable hasn’t had the opportunity to file many amicus briefs in support of legal challenges that affect the philanthropic freedom of donors to give to causes they value and to be free of restriction or intimidation in doing so.

Three Good Reasons Why Donors Might Postpone Releasing DAF Dollars

Three Good Reasons Why Donors Might Postpone Releasing DAF Dollars

Sep 16, 2020 Joanne Florino

“Critics claim that DAFs unduly postpone funds needed by charities, but the vehicle offers many benefits that may outweigh its costs.”