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DonorsTrust was established as a 501(c)(3) public charity to ensure the intent of donors who are dedicated to the ideals of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise.
Battling Regulation Takes Education and Action

Battling Regulation Takes Education and Action

As a continuation of our Expert Giving series, we asked Adam Brandon, the President of FreedomWorks, to frame the current landscape around government regulation and to share his advice on how donors should think about regulatory reform and the different approaches organizations are taking. 

In school, we all learned that Congress makes the laws. Even Schoolhouse Rock sang to children …

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Why Peter Gives: A Chance Encounter with DonorsTrust

Why Peter Gives: A Chance Encounter with DonorsTrust

This year, we have been sharing first-hand stories of how clients use their DonorsTrust donor-advised accounts in different ways. Here is Peter Flinch’s story, the third installment in our series. You can read the previous article from Frayda Levy here.

At 50 in 1992, I was laid-off from corporate, middle management into a new life as a “premature, early …

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Developing Liberty’s Next Generation

Developing Liberty’s Next Generation

We regularly invite outside experts to offer you and other donors advice on how to approach certain philanthropic arenas. This month, Roger Ream, the president of The Fund for American Studies and the Foundation for Teaching Economics shares his experiences with the different student oriented liberty groups and raises some questions donors should ask themselves when deciding what organization to support and

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Investing in Grassroots 2.0

Investing in Grassroots 2.0

We regularly invite outside experts to offer you and other donors advice on how to approach certain philanthropic arenas. This month, long-time grassroots leader, Matt Kibbe, offers thoughts on both the existing and evolving nature of grassroots engagement and some questions donors should consider as they get involved.

The ways we do “community organizing” and grassroots engagement are being radically …

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Non-Profits and Litigation: When Ideas Get Judged

Non-Profits and Litigation: When Ideas Get Judged

Each month, an expert from the liberty movement will share thoughts on how to be more strategic in our charitable giving. This month, Sam Kazman of Competitive Enterprise Institute, shares his experiences defending liberty in the courtroom and some considerations for donors who want to get involved.

If you support nonprofit policy groups, you understand that ideas matter.  They matter …

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Free Speech Philanthropy: Supporting Free Exchange

Free Speech Philanthropy: Supporting Free Exchange

Each month, an expert from the liberty movement shares thoughts on how we might be more strategic in our charitable giving. This month, John Miller gives insight into the threats to free speech and how donors can respond through their private philanthropy. 

When I arrived at the University of Michigan as a freshman in the fall of 1988, the administration …

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Sunsetting: Taking Another Look at its Value and Impact

Sunsetting: Taking Another Look at its Value and Impact

Each month, an expert from the liberty movement shares thoughts on how we might be more strategic in our charitable giving. This month, Ingrid A. Gregg, who led the recent sunsetting of the Earhart Foundation, discusses how we can reduce the uncertainty in charitable giving through sunset plans that help donors secure their charitable intentions for the future. 

The apocryphal …

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Rethinking International Development

Rethinking International Development

Each month, an expert from the liberty movement shares thoughts on how we might be more strategic in our charitable giving. This month, Brad Lips, CEO of Atlas Network, discusses how we can better address the issue of international development by removing the barriers to wealth generation and promoting institutions that support those principles.

About twenty years ago, I was …

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