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The "Anti-Hate" Group That Is a Hate Group

The Southern Poverty Law Center bills itself as a watchdog of hate groups. But is this just a cover for its true aims? Journalist and author Karl Zinsmeister explains.

Philanthropy and Politics

Prominent philanthropists discuss with us how private action can improve our nation even if politics remains fractious, the advantages donors and volunteers have when it comes to succeeding at societal reform, and the dangers that philanthropy needs to watch out for. Featuring Betsy DeVos, Phil Anschutz, Bernie Marcus, Harris Rosen, Jack Miller, Jeff Sandefer, David Weekley, and others.

How Philanthropy Fuels America

A 34-minute version of Karl Zinsmeister’s popular illustrated talk on the power of private giving in shaping America. Live from the City Club of Cleveland.

Criticism #7: Do-gooding and capitalism are in conflict!

After a recent address sponsored by the Alliance for Charitable Reform and the Council on Foundations, Karl Zinsmeister was asked by moderator Dori Kreiger to respond to six common criticisms of philanthropic giving. Here is his brief answer to concerns that do-gooding and capitalism are in conflict.

Criticism #6: Philanthropy is sometimes too much about the donor!

After a recent address sponsored by the Alliance for Charitable Reform and the Council on Foundations, Karl Zinsmeister was asked by moderator Dori Kreiger to respond to six common criticisms of philanthropic giving. Here is his brief answer to concerns that giving is too much about the donor.

Criticism #4: Philanthropy is too amateurish to solve serious problems!

After a recent address sponsored by the Alliance for Charitable Reform and the Council on Foundations, Karl Zinsmeister was asked by moderator Dori Kreiger to respond to six common criticisms of philanthropic giving. Here is his brief answer to concerns that philanthropy cannot solve serious problems.

Criticism #5: Charitable aid lacks standardization!

After a recent address sponsored by the Alliance for Charitable Reform and the Council on Foundations, Karl Zinsmeister was asked by moderator Dori Kreiger to respond to six common criticisms of philanthropic giving. Here is his brief answer to concerns that charitable aid is missing standardization.

Criticism #3: Little givers can’t make any real difference!

After a recent address sponsored by the Alliance for Charitable Reform and the Council on Foundations, Karl Zinsmeister was asked by moderator Dori Kreiger to respond to six common criticisms of philanthropic giving. Here is his brief answer to concerns that little givers are insignificant.

Criticism #2: Charitable donations are just a drop in the bucket!

After a recent address sponsored by the Alliance for Charitable Reform and the Council on Foundations, Karl Zinsmeister was asked by moderator Dori Kreiger to respond to six common criticisms of philanthropic giving. Here is his brief answer to concerns that charitable donations are just a drop in the bigger bucket.

Criticism #1: Not enough of today’s giving goes to the poor!

After a recent address sponsored by the Alliance for Charitable Reform and the Council on Foundations, Karl Zinsmeister was asked by moderator Dori Kreiger to respond to six common criticisms of philanthropic giving. Here is his brief answer to concerns that more charity should be focused on the poor.