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The Philanthropy Roundtable

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The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, to protect philanthropic freedom, to assist donors in achieving their philanthropic intent, and to help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility in America and abroad. Follow Karl Zinsmeister's podcast, Sweet Charity, for short weekly stories about how private giving solves public problems.

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The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, to protect philanthropic freedom, to assist donors in achieving their philanthropic intent, and to help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility in America and abroad. Follow Karl Zinsmeister's podcast, Sweet Charity, for short weekly stories about how private giving solves public problems.

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Fascinating bits of knowledge and inspiration

By twinmom1230 - Jun 10 2019
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Well worth a listen! You will feel amazed at the culture of philanthropy in our great country and all the good things that can come from the generosity and selflessness of others.

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By travelingtroubadour - Jun 07 2019
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Great little stories, and I learn a lot.

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Fascinating bits of knowledge and inspiration

By twinmom1230 - Jun 10 2019
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Well worth a listen! You will feel amazed at the culture of philanthropy in our great country and all the good things that can come from the generosity and selflessness of others.

Gems

By travelingtroubadour - Jun 07 2019
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Great little stories, and I learn a lot.
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The Philanthropy Roundtable

Latest release on Dec 06, 2019

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The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, to protect philanthropic freedom, to assist donors in achieving their philanthropic intent, and to help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility in America and abroad. Follow Karl Zinsmeister's podcast, Sweet Charity, for short weekly stories about how private giving solves public problems.

Rank #1: Presidential Homes

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Mount Vernon, Montpelier, Monticello. Completely apart from the fact that they were homes of Presidents, these three historic properties have one crucial thing in common. Come find out what it is.

image: Adam Fagen

Feb 03 2017

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Rank #2: Private Donors

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Why many givers choose to be anonymous.

photo: Qin YongJun

Jan 25 2017

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Rank #3: Cottage Industry

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Without any public money, a group of donors took it upon themselves to revive a crucial site of American history—the cottage where Abraham Lincoln lived and labored for a quarter of his Presidency.

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Feb 10 2017

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Rank #4: Our Parks Bloom

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We're in the midst of a huge renaissance of urban parks--which is in turn feeding the return to city life. Thank philanthropic invention.

Photo: Kevin McFall

Mar 30 2017

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Rank #5: Some Common Criticisms of Philanthropy — Part 3

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…and a few quick answers. Part 3 of three podcasts.

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #6: Some Common Criticisms of Philanthropy — Part 2

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Some common criticisms of philanthropy…and a few quick answers. Part 2 of three podcasts.

Aug 16 2018

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Rank #7: Some Common Criticisms of Philanthropy

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…and a few quick answers. Part 1 of three podcasts.

Jul 12 2018

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Rank #8: Radical School for a Red-hot Problem

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A new charter boarding school in DC educates kids facing stiff odds

Jun 14 2018

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Rank #9: Donors Not Angels

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Philanthropy gets good out of even not-so-good people

May 24 2018

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Rank #10: Land Trusts Preserve Nature by Nurturing Owners

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Using respect and cooperation instead of confrontation has made nonprofit conservancies the fastest growing part of the conservation movement.

May 22 2017

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Rank #11: School Success Even for the Most Disadvantaged

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Philanthropically sparked charter schools have become lifelines for drowning families.

May 10 2017

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Rank #12: Sweet Charity: Inventing a New Kind of City

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Henry Segerstrom used a high mix of philanthropy and business to turn lima-bean fields into an urban village.

Apr 26 2017

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Rank #13: The SPLC Calls Names

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The Southern Poverty Law Center hasn’t contributed anything to law or poverty for a generation. Instead it’s become a political attack group and fundraising scam.

Apr 18 2017

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Rank #14: The Getty Museums

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Even flawed donors can make brilliant gifts. Here’s a magnificent example.

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Mar 21 2017

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Rank #15: Making Americans

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Immigrants to this country acculturate best when they have help.

image (of Ellis Island): Karl Zinsmeister

Mar 07 2017

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Rank #16: Animating Character

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Sometimes a gift takes you to an unexpected place. Even into a cartoon world.

photo: BYU Animation

Feb 23 2017

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Rank #17: George Eastman Makes Movies an Art

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And fuels modern dance in the process

May 02 2018

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Rank #18: Gem of a Donation

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A great natural wonder and object of beauty is preserved by a generous couple.

Apr 05 2018

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Rank #19: Private Schools for the Poor?

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In the world’s most destitute neighborhoods, it’s a real thing.

Mar 14 2018

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Rank #20: Medical Progress and Private Money

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Wherever the health sciences are progressing fastest today, it’s often donated money that is pushing the frontier.

Feb 13 2018

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The Humanitarian Habits of Religious People

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America’s extraordinary generosity and historic faith are closely linked.

Dec 06 2019

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American Giving Viewed from Abroad

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A recent speaking trip to Australia reminds us how unusual U.S. philanthropy is

Oct 17 2019

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The Backlash Against School Reform

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Enemies of innovation have got the upper hand right now. Here’s a Throwback Thursday reminder of why that’s not good—and won’t last.

Jul 18 2019

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Meet the World’s Largest Musical Instrument

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Voluntary givers created it, restored it, and are saving it for the future

Jun 06 2019

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A Walk Through Some Nation-changing Churches

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Giving thanks for Boston’s charitable houses of worship.

Dec 03 2018

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Some Common Criticisms of Philanthropy — Part 3

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…and a few quick answers. Part 3 of three podcasts.

Sep 12 2018

7mins

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Some Common Criticisms of Philanthropy — Part 2

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Some common criticisms of philanthropy…and a few quick answers. Part 2 of three podcasts.

Aug 16 2018

8mins

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Some Common Criticisms of Philanthropy

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…and a few quick answers. Part 1 of three podcasts.

Jul 12 2018

7mins

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Radical School for a Red-hot Problem

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A new charter boarding school in DC educates kids facing stiff odds

Jun 14 2018

6mins

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Donors Not Angels

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Philanthropy gets good out of even not-so-good people

May 24 2018

6mins

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George Eastman Makes Movies an Art

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And fuels modern dance in the process

May 02 2018

6mins

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Gem of a Donation

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A great natural wonder and object of beauty is preserved by a generous couple.

Apr 05 2018

6mins

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Private Schools for the Poor?

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In the world’s most destitute neighborhoods, it’s a real thing.

Mar 14 2018

8mins

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Medical Progress and Private Money

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Wherever the health sciences are progressing fastest today, it’s often donated money that is pushing the frontier.

Feb 13 2018

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Secret Codes & Philanthropy

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America’s world-leading expertise in code-making and code-breaking grows out of a charitable project, believe it or not.

Jan 17 2018

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Reinventing Public Universities

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Philanthropy can have a leading role in pulling state-run colleges away from bureaucracy and low standards.

Dec 18 2017

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A Joint Venture in Goodness

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Evangelical Christians and faithful Jews team up to help the neediest.

Nov 27 2017

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Benjamin Rush, Hall of Fame Philanthropist

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Meet a top doctor, turned political founder, turned charity pioneer

Oct 23 2017

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Arts Philanthropy in the North Woods Part II

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Is giving money to art elitist, even irresponsible, in a world with many pressing needs?
(Part TWO of two podcasts)

Oct 10 2017

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Arts Philanthropy in the North Woods Part I

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Is giving money to art elitist, even irresponsible, in a world with many pressing needs?
(Part ONE of two podcasts)

Sep 26 2017

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iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
Average Ratings
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1

Fascinating bits of knowledge and inspiration

By twinmom1230 - Jun 10 2019
Read more
Well worth a listen! You will feel amazed at the culture of philanthropy in our great country and all the good things that can come from the generosity and selflessness of others.

Gems

By travelingtroubadour - Jun 07 2019
Read more
Great little stories, and I learn a lot.