Stay Current on the Latest in Free-Market Philanthropy

As the landscape of nonprofits continues to grow, trying to stay current on all the good work going on can be overwhelming–especially if you target your support to efforts that help reduce government’s size and people’s dependence on it. Giving Ventures is designed to help charitable givers discover new opportunities to change the world for the better. Twice a month, the Giving Ventures podcast will highlight several non-profit efforts, initiatives, and projects that leverage private philanthropy to solve public problems.

Episode 1

In our inaugural podcast episode, we explore ways to reduce poverty. Now, perhaps your first thought is wondering why an organization like DonorsTrust would be talking about poverty. After all, many people think mostly about DonorsTrust’s sizable support of public policy think tanks. That view, though, doesn’t give enough credit to the work that free-market ideas do to lift people out of poverty. We’ve all heard the old adage that you can give a man to fish and feed him for a day or teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime. But what if it’s illegal to fish in the first place? Listen in for more information on programs across the country that are helping Americans out of poverty.

Giving Ventures is produced by Peter Lipsett and Carolyn Bolton with music from Zapsplat.com.