Summer 2015 -

War, Peace, Philanthropy
By: James Carafano
Summer 2015 -

Following U.S. forces and State Department officers into some of the toughest areas of the world, Spirit of America delivers private assistance intended to complement their work and advance U.S. interests.

From Big Success to Local Succor
By: Carrie Besnette Hauser, Walter Isaacson
Summer 2015 -

How one donor found satisfaction in helping a unique community. 

Donors Who Come to the Aid of Their Country
By: Karl Zinsmeister
Summer 2015 -

National defense may seem like the last place philanthropy could have a role. Here’s some little-known history to make you think again.

Labeled Disabled
By: Cheryl Miller, Thomas Meyer
Summer 2015 -

A government system rates veterans as incapable, but philanthropy can change that. 

Just What the Doctor Ordered
By: Justin Torres
Summer 2015 -

Purpose-driven organizations help veterans transition to civilian life. 

Changing of the Guard
By: Timothy Carney
Summer 2015 -

Where are the old-line veterans’ charities headed?

Policing Philanthropy?
Summer 2015 -

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. 

The Other One Percent
Summer 2015 -

In For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Washington Post associate editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran argue that it is imperative for U.S. citizens to become more engaged with our troops.

Something Out of Nothing
Summer 2015 -

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. And invention is the father of philanthropy, because it creates the wealth that enables great generosity. Now a dazzling new book uncovers philanthropy’s grandparentage.

Books in Brief
Summer 2015 -

The Paradox of Generosity presents data showing that givers are kinder to their neighbors, find themselves in better health, report having a strong life purpose, and generally describe themselves as “very happy.”

Why Work Is the Best Charity for the Poor
Summer 2015 -

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. 

Interview with Eric Greitens
Summer 2015 -

A scholar and Navy SEAL shares his secrets for reintegrating vets at home.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Birch Community Services
Summer 2015 -

Birch Community Services gives away food and asks for life-change in return. 

Interview with Donald Rumsfeld
Summer 2015 -

Our oldest and youngest Secretary of Defense is also a philanthropist. 

Briefly Noted
Summer 2015 -

 Winnings for cancer. The church grocery. Protecting donor intent.