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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.

iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
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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.
Cover image of The Philanthropy Roundtable

The Philanthropy Roundtable

Updated 5 days ago

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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: 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 #2: 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
8 mins
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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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?
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Oct 10 2017
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Rank #5: 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 #6: Magical Fountains

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When Pierre DuPont created one of the great public gardens in America, he—and then, later, his philanthropic successors—installed the most magical fountains of the age.
Aug 31 2017
6 mins
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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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
4 mins
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Rank #9: 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
6 mins
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Rank #10: 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 #11: Eastman Shares His Musical Addiction

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The founder of Kodak was one of America’s greatest arts philanthropists.
Jul 31 2017
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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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
7 mins
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Rank #14: 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
6 mins
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Rank #15: Private Schools for the Poor?

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In the world’s most destitute neighborhoods, it’s a real thing.
Mar 14 2018
8 mins
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Rank #16: 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
8 mins
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Rank #17: Private Donors

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Why many givers choose to be anonymous.

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Jan 25 2017
9 mins
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Rank #18: 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.

image: Rob Shenk
Feb 10 2017
8 mins
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Rank #19: School Success Even for the Most Disadvantaged

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Philanthropically sparked charter schools have become lifelines for drowning families.
May 10 2017
7 mins
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Rank #20: Donors Anonymous

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There are efforts afoot to end unnamed giving. That would crimp charity and damage personal freedom.

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Jun 14 2017
6 mins
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