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Security Threats? Donor Privacy Matters

Security Threats? Donor Privacy Matters

Nov 13, 2020 Debi Ghate

We should be concerned about all forms of threatened violence, regardless of whether it’s aimed at progressive nonprofits, conservative organizations, or anyone in between.

President-Elect Biden Has a Choice to Make About Philanthropy

President-Elect Biden Has a Choice to Make About Philanthropy

Nov 12, 2020 Debi Ghate

Given the seriousness of what Joe Biden may need to throw his energy and effort into addressing, it seems he has a choice to make when it comes to philanthropy.

What Biden’s Win and the Stock Market Surge Mean for Giving

What Biden’s Win and the Stock Market Surge Mean for Giving

Nov 12, 2020 The Philanthropy Roundtable

Elise Westhoff explains how a Biden administration could change philanthropy.

A Win in California! Prop 16 Goes Down

A Win in California! Prop 16 Goes Down

Nov 10, 2020 Debi Ghate

We consider this a true win for anyone who believes in a vision of America where people, regardless of race or other characteristics, can pursue opportunity.

A 'Must-Read' for Higher Ed Donors

A 'Must-Read' for Higher Ed Donors

Nov 09, 2020 Debi Ghate

Earlier this year, The Philanthropy Roundtable published a guidebook focused entirely on protecting donor intent, a key aspect of philanthropic excellence.

Biden’s Tax Proposals Cause Reason for Concern About Charitable Giving

Biden’s Tax Proposals Cause Reason for Concern About Charitable Giving

Nov 06, 2020 The Philanthropy Roundtable

Sandra Swirski, executive director of ACR, wrote to The Chronicle of Philanthropy expressing concerns about how Joe Biden's tax plan could affect the philanthropic sector.

Community Foundations Use DAFs to Give Away $1.22 Billion

Community Foundations Use DAFs to Give Away $1.22 Billion

Nov 06, 2020 Patrice Onwuka

Community foundations from Oklahoma to Oregon gave more than $1.22 billion to charity through donor-advised funds this year.

Small Donations Make a Big Impact

Small Donations Make a Big Impact

Nov 05, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

Giving shot up in the first half of 2020. For that, you can thank not just the billionaire philanthropists, but thousands of donors with small gifts.

COVID-19 Giving: Donors Aren’t Tapped Out Yet

COVID-19 Giving: Donors Aren’t Tapped Out Yet

Nov 04, 2020 Patrice Onwuka

In a year afflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, will Americans keep their donations up until the end? A recent survey has some good news.

New Reports on Strategic Time Horizons in Philanthropy

New Reports on Strategic Time Horizons in Philanthropy

Nov 03, 2020 Joanne Florino

Helpful news for individuals, families, and foundation boards engaged in time-horizon conversations.

Good to Know! Proposals Calling for Regulation of the Philanthropy Sector

Good to Know! Proposals Calling for Regulation of the Philanthropy Sector

Nov 02, 2020 Debi Ghate

I sat down with John Tyler of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to get up to speed on a recent proposal to regulate DAFs.

1619 v. 1776: The First Direct Debate Between Scholars

1619 v. 1776: The First Direct Debate Between Scholars

Nov 02, 2020 Debi Ghate

We believe this is the first time that authors from both sides of the debate have met face to face to discuss their perspectives.

Think Tanks Awarded for Outstanding Policy Achievement

Think Tanks Awarded for Outstanding Policy Achievement

Oct 30, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

When SPN released its annual Bob Williams Awards for Outstanding Policy Achievement, organizations that helped Americans get through the pandemic topped the list.

The Latest Numbers on Campus Free Speech, and More

The Latest Numbers on Campus Free Speech, and More

Oct 29, 2020 Debi Ghate

Two thought leaders share their perspectives on some complex questions surrounding the role of free speech.

Is Our Constitution Color-Blind?

Is Our Constitution Color-Blind?

Oct 28, 2020 Debi Ghate

The Constitution has never been interpreted as a color-blind document, even though giants such as Frederick Douglass believed it could be.

Physical Distance, Neighborly Connection: Meet Invisible Hands

Physical Distance, Neighborly Connection: Meet Invisible Hands

Oct 28, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

The New York-based nonprofit delivers food, and connection, to vulnerable populations during the pandemic.

Donor-Advised Funds Are Important Tools for Private Foundation Grantmaking

Donor-Advised Funds Are Important Tools for Private Foundation Grantmaking

Oct 27, 2020 Sara Barba

Donor-advised funds are efficient and effective tools that help donors get resources out the door in times of critical need.