I’m a sucker for jelly beans. Not just any jelly beans, mind you, but for the specific brand Jelly Belly. Throw in black licorice and you have a friend for life. I’ve a colleague who is kind enough to keep a large (and I mean large) jar of such delectables on her desk that is available for “the public good.”…read more »
Is a donor-advised fund right for you? How does it work? What are the differences between all the types of donor-advised funds?
We …read more »
This month’s installment of “Beyond Policy” features Helen Straight of Passing Lane Films. In this segment, she shares the ways in which various groups are using film in innovative and artistic ways to tell the compelling stories of liberty. You can learn how to support these groups in our Expert Giving post by Patrick Reasonover.
A funny thing happened on …read more »
An accurate, albeit overused phrase is “to wipe the slate clean”. While perhaps outdated in its technology (what 25-year-old has ever experienced a classroom ‘slate’?), the reference to starting over again is clear.
I’m sympathetic to the notions of grace, forgiveness, success and failure that provide the basis for the philosophical concept of starting over (again). But, let’s be honest, …read more »
When I first visited the Stephenson’s home outside of San Francisco, I thought I had the wrong house. After circling the block and returning to the same modest house that supposedly belonged to a long-time, not-insignificant client, I realized something.
The house was right. My mindset was wrong.
Donor-advised funds often get cited as a tool for the wealthy – …read more »
Each month, an expert from the liberty movement shares thoughts on how we might be more strategic in our charitable giving. This month, Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill offers advice for those seeking to support institutions of higher learning in a principled, pro-liberty way. You can read past installments on this topic by James Piereson and Peter Lipsett.
Donors committed to …read more »
We continue our new blog series “Beyond Policy” which aims to highlight the unique ways in which individuals and groups are working to perpetuate liberty. In this installment, Gonzalo Schwarz offers ways to better understand and solve the issue of social mobility.
In his 1931 book, The Epic of America, James Truslow Adams coined one of the most enduring …read more »
This is the first installment of our new blog series “Beyond Policy.” We will explore the different ways, beyond white papers, that the groups and individuals within the liberty movement are perpetuating the ideas of liberty. This month, John Stossel talks about how he is bringing these ideas to a new generation through technology.
I made my name as a …read more »
Should you give to charity even if you aren’t rich?
A recent article by Camilo Maldonado in Forbes posits that just because one isn’t among the super-rich – or perhaps not even fully established in a career and financial life – one can still be charitable with one’s dollars and time.
Let’s go straight to what I consider one of …read more »
“But I worry about giving up the relationship I have with the groups I support.”
More than a few people express this fear when we are discussing the benefits of a DonorsTrust donor-advised fund. I understand the sentiment. After years of directly supporting certain groups, it feels strange to jump to a more indirect approach.
However, using a donor-advised fund …read more »