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Does Philanthropy Need to be More Woke?

Does Philanthropy Need to be More Woke?

Jan 18, 2021 The Philanthropy Roundtable

Today's social justice aims not for the equality sought by Martin Luther King Jr., but for equity, which leads to special treatment for some groups over others.

Congress Continues Campaign to Chill Political Speech

Congress Continues Campaign to Chill Political Speech

Jan 14, 2021 Patrice Onwuka

Congress has resurrected a sweeping election reform bill that’s certain to stifle funding to political advocacy.

Foundation Payout Decisions and the Folly of One-Size-Fits-All Mandates

Foundation Payout Decisions and the Folly of One-Size-Fits-All Mandates

Jan 14, 2021 Joanne Florino

Questions about whether to maintain or increase payout rates during a crisis are difficult—and best left to a foundation’s own leaders.

Jeff Bezos, Cancel Culture, and Charitable Giving in America

Jeff Bezos, Cancel Culture, and Charitable Giving in America

Jan 13, 2021 The Philanthropy Roundtable

What is philanthropy's equivalent of cancel culture? Howard Husock explains in FOXBusiness.

Why Charter Schools Deserve Another Look from Philanthropy

Why Charter Schools Deserve Another Look from Philanthropy

Jan 11, 2021 Madeline Fry Schultz

Even though public charter schools don’t benefit from the funding levels of public schools, they still manage, in many cases, to provide better educational outcomes.

The Supreme Court May Set an Important Donor-Privacy Precedent

The Supreme Court May Set an Important Donor-Privacy Precedent

Jan 11, 2021 Debi Ghate

The Supreme Court will decide whether California can require charitable organizations to disclose the identities of their donors.

Private Philanthropy: The Indispensable Force in the Pandemic

Private Philanthropy: The Indispensable Force in the Pandemic

Jan 06, 2021 The Philanthropy Roundtable

Patrice Lee Onwuka, adjunct senior fellow with The Philanthropy Roundtable, writes that private philanthropy has been indispensable during the pandemic.

Congress Recognizes Julius Rosenwald’s Philanthropy

Congress Recognizes Julius Rosenwald’s Philanthropy

Jan 04, 2021 Debi Ghate

Last month, Congress came together to pay homage to the incredible philanthropic legacy of Julius Rosenwald.

Why Philanthropy Was Critical to Developing COVID-19 Vaccines

Why Philanthropy Was Critical to Developing COVID-19 Vaccines

Jan 03, 2021 The Philanthropy Roundtable

The Gates Foundation and other major donors can take risks that government and corporations cannot.

Are We Looking at a Death Tax on Charitable Giving?

Are We Looking at a Death Tax on Charitable Giving?

Dec 31, 2020 The Philanthropy Roundtable

America is more charitable, dollar for dollar, than any other country. Let's keep it that way.

The Power of Private Giving

The Power of Private Giving

Dec 24, 2020 The Philanthropy Roundtable

On IWF's "She Thinks" podcast, Philanthropy Roundtable President and CEO Elise Westhoff talks about the power of private giving.

Charles Koch on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Charles Koch on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Dec 23, 2020 The Philanthropy Roundtable

What is the relationship between philanthropy and civil society? Howard Husock asks Charles Koch and Brian Hooks.

Worth Watching: A Discussion About Our Common Values

Worth Watching: A Discussion About Our Common Values

Dec 22, 2020 Debi Ghate

What can we do about the intense division, naming and shaming, and cancel culture we’ve seen accelerate leading up to this year’s election?

The Problem with Nasdaq’s Diversity Quotas

The Problem with Nasdaq’s Diversity Quotas

Dec 17, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

Earlier this month, Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman spearheaded an initiative to attempt to bring more diversity, equity, and inclusion to Wall Street.

Celebrity Cardi B Turns Criticism into a Philanthropic Boost

Celebrity Cardi B Turns Criticism into a Philanthropic Boost

Dec 16, 2020 Patrice Onwuka

Musical artist Cardi B recently demonstrated an important lesson about the role private philanthropy plays in spurring giving.

The Left Wants a Philanthropy of the Few

The Left Wants a Philanthropy of the Few

Dec 15, 2020 The Philanthropy Roundtable

Major foundations back a proposal that would force smaller donors to spend down their funds, writes Philanthropy Roundtable President and CEO Elise Westhoff.

The Supreme Court May Soon Rule on Donor Privacy

The Supreme Court May Soon Rule on Donor Privacy

Dec 15, 2020 Debi Ghate

For those following donor-privacy issues, there was an important development in the case known as Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra.