Security Threats? Donor Privacy MattersNov 13, 2020
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 PhilanthropyNov 12, 2020
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 GivingNov 12, 2020
Elise Westhoff explains how a Biden administration could change philanthropy.
A Win in California! Prop 16 Goes DownNov 10, 2020
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 DonorsNov 09, 2020
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 GivingNov 06, 2020
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 BillionNov 06, 2020
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 ImpactNov 05, 2020
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 YetNov 04, 2020
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 PhilanthropyNov 03, 2020
Helpful news for individuals, families, and foundation boards engaged in time-horizon conversations.
Good to Know! Proposals Calling for Regulation of the Philanthropy SectorNov 02, 2020
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 ScholarsNov 02, 2020
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 AchievementOct 30, 2020
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 MoreOct 29, 2020
Two thought leaders share their perspectives on some complex questions surrounding the role of free speech.
Is Our Constitution Color-Blind?Oct 28, 2020
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 HandsOct 28, 2020
The New York-based nonprofit delivers food, and connection, to vulnerable populations during the pandemic.
Donor-Advised Funds Are Important Tools for Private Foundation GrantmakingOct 27, 2020
Donor-advised funds are efficient and effective tools that help donors get resources out the door in times of critical need.