The Healing Power of Music
It's not just a luxury
Healing by the Book
Susan Billington Harper
A faith-based approach to helping victims recover from trauma
Two hundred years ago, against governmental opposition, enterprising Americans created mutual savings vehicles to boost the working class.
Should Donors Invest in School Districts?
Nithin Iyengar, Kate Lewis-LaMonica, Mike Perigo
Charter-like deregulation might open a door for effective philanthropy on the district level
Don't Forget Rural Schools
Look outside cities for today's neediest classrooms
Donors launch an experiment that could spark seminal social reform
Good Giving from the Grave
How donors and charities can plan wisely to avoid posthumous punch-ups
Succor, Not Salvation
Susan Billington Harper
Philanthropic rescues from a century ago point the way for humanitarians today
Seven Results of the Charter-School Revolution
Chester Finn, Bruno Manno, Brandon Wright
The most consequential developments after 25 years of charter schools.
Good Blue-Collar News That Donors Can Use
Investments in “middle-skill” jobs can open powerful paths to prosperity.
Bruce Gjovig, Timothy O'Keefe
Want to increase prosperity by cultivating the next generation of wealth creators? Six things to consider.
The Art of Public-Policy Philanthropy: Fighting for School Reform
Featuring Chester Finn, John Kirtley, Fred Klipsch, Betsy DeVos, and Thomas Carroll.
The Art of Public Policy Philanthropy: Donors Go to Court
Seamus Hasson, Bill Mumma, Clint Bolick, Dick Weekley, and others share hard-won knowledge on how donor-funded litigation can improve our country.
Big Bets and the Aspiration Gap
William Foster, Gail Perreault
What accounts for the difference between what donors want to achieve and where they make their largest gifts?
The Art of Public-Policy Philanthropy: The Battle of Ideas
Featuring Kim Dennis, Gara LaMarche, Roger Hertog, and Chris DeMuth.
Andy Smarick , Kelly Robson
For 50 years, American K-12 Catholic education had been in a quiet retreat. Thousands of schools were shuttered. Enrollment plummeted by millions. Though heroic educators and generous donors stemmed the tide in many places, even creating exemplars of what was possible, forecasts were bleak. Education journals carried articles titled, “Can Catholic Schools Be Saved?”
In the Summer issue of Philanthropy magazine, Joanne Florino, The Philanthropy Roundtable's senior vice president for public policy, explains why a new federal bureau for investigating charity is a terrible idea.
Why Work Is the Best Charity for the Poor
What if we’re looking in the wrong place for cures to poverty? If we search out what it is that banishes need and fills wants for most people, the answer is obvious: work. Poverty is one part economics, one part psychology—work helps both.
It’s About Freedom, Not Finances
The purpose of the charitable deduction transcends tax policy, argues Alexander Reid. It should be thought of as a form of tax immunity that protects civil society from the government. Reid explores the history of the charitable deduction and the necessary boundaries for a healthy democracy.
Changing Hearts, Minds, and Laws
John J. Miller , Karl Zinsmeister
History shows that donors can have big, healthy effects on public policy—if they are prepared.