National Philanthropic Organizations Sign Letter Opposing ACE ActJun 17, 2021
A number of National non-profits have voiced opposition to the ACE Act and the following letter highlights a few of these organizations, why they oppose the bill, and how the bill will impact the non-profit sector.
New Senate Bill Would Stifle Charitable Giving, Harming Those in NeedJun 14, 2021
When people have the flexibility to give how, when and where they choose, it spurs even more generosity and uplifts those who we all wish to help.
Roundtable Responds to King and Grassley Senate Bill Targeting Charitable GivingJun 09, 2021
Charitable giving is one of the most powerful tools we have to address some of our nation’s toughest challenges. The best way to expand and encourage giving is to ensure that everyone can participate, but more mandates and regulations on giving will make it harder for all Americans to support the causes they care about.
A New Plan to Help Foster Youth Achieve IndependenceJun 08, 2021
Cash accounts for life expenses with state oversight can help at-risk teens avoid bad outcomes.
“(Just Like) Starting Over” at the Gates FoundationJun 07, 2021
Living donors must trust themselves to choose board members who will make the best decisions to steward the foundation’s mission. And trustees must have a sense of what their title suggests—that the donor or donors who chose them have faith in their judgment.
A Role for Philanthropy in Juvenile Justice ReformJun 04, 2021
States can achieve lower levels of crime and punishment if they invest in strategies to reduce recidivism and support families. Charitable giving can catalyze this work.
Roundtable Policy Brief: No Reason to Discriminate Against Family FoundationsJun 03, 2021
We examined prior research and ran a simple analysis to determine if there is evidence that family foundations generally claim higher expenses relative to grantmaking than foundations run by non-family staff. The short answer is no.
The Tulsa Massacre at 100: How Free Enterprise and Private Dollars Built and Rebuilt a Black CommunityJun 03, 2021
Instead of depending on bureaucrats and policymakers to advance the ball of opportunity alone, empowerment for Blacks, minorities and others struggling in poverty will depend on freedom, opportunity and these communities investing in themselves.
Free to Give: Meet NancyJo HoukMay 28, 2021
“Now, this year through mid-February, we have raised over $1 million in donor-advised fund gifts. So, we have seen giving from donor-advised funds almost seven times higher than at that same time last year.”
Henry Ford and the Ford Foundation: Have the Right Lessons Been Learned?May 26, 2021
Is today’s Ford Foundation repeating the mistakes of its founder, while forgetting the valuable lessons he shared about effective philanthropy and self-reliance?
Three Powerful Philanthropic Trends to Emerge from Pandemic GivingMay 21, 2021
During normal times, Americans are tremendously generous, but in times of crisis they rise to meet new challenges brought on by disaster. The pandemic is no different.
More Evidence DAFs Serve as Powerful Giving VehiclesMay 19, 2021
While there is certainly value to allowing funds to appreciate within DAFs, this is a far cry from the “stockpiling” label critics place on DAFs.
Philanthropic Wokeism Undermines Free Market PrinciplesMay 17, 2021
While well-intentioned, there has been almost no scrutiny of grant making that supports social justice activism. Have the billions of dollars spent on it resulted in greater equity and quality of life for those it purports to help?
Donor Intent Done RightMay 17, 2021
Charitable organizations that partner well with donors to abide by gift restrictions understand that both parties—and the nonprofit sector as a whole—benefit from their success.
Koch Counsel Named 1st General Counsel At Philanthropy RoundtableMay 14, 2021
Kim, as the first general counsel the Roundtable has had, told Law360 Pulse on Tuesday that she was focusing on working with senior leadership to set priorities for her new role.
Jenny Kim Becomes First General Counsel at The Philanthropy RoundtableMay 11, 2021
A long-time Koch Industries in-house attorney has left the company to become the first general counsel of a conservative philanthropic organization. Jenny Kim, based in Washington, D.C., started working as vice president of operations and general counsel at The Philanthropy Roundtable earlier this month.
The Legacy of Julius RosenwaldMay 11, 2021
While the Rosenwald name is not well remembered, the legacy of his remarkable career endures.