The Vanishing Trial: Watching Our Sixth Amendment Protections DisappearOct 26, 2020
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-MeritOct 23, 2020
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 HealthOct 14, 2020
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 FreedomOct 09, 2020
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 PartlyOct 09, 2020
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 MoreOct 08, 2020
It is going to take litigation to challenge this unconstitutional California law.
Community Colleges are Getting Students Back to WorkOct 08, 2020
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?Oct 07, 2020
When free speech grows rarer on so many campuses, how are donors to respond?
The 1776 Commission: A Brief Guide for the PerplexedOct 07, 2020
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 IntentOct 05, 2020
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 FoundationsOct 05, 2020
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 FamiliesOct 01, 2020
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 MattersOct 01, 2020
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 SeeSep 25, 2020
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 CircuitSep 18, 2020
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 DollarsSep 16, 2020
“Critics claim that DAFs unduly postpone funds needed by charities, but the vehicle offers many benefits that may outweigh its costs.”