A podcast to help you grow your giving and change the world for the better.

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.

In 1972, a number of Education Amendments were added to the Civil Rights Act. Among the most discussed was what we often call Title IX,...

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not...

It’s well-known that mainstream media outlets are generally not friends nor promoters of conservative views. This is more than just an annoyance, though. People want...

Ever since the terror attacks in Israel on Oct. 7 of last year, we have seen an increased focus on giving to causes related to...

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How does a donor-advised fund work, anyway? That’s the question we explore in the latest episode of Giving Ventures. We cover the waterfront on the...

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, host Peter Lipsett talks with James Whitford, president and CEO of True Charity, about what it means to...

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Lawson Bader, president and CEO of DonorsTrust, and Christie Herrera, president...

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  On the latest episode of the Giving Ventures podcast, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Rod Richardson, co-chair of the Climate & Freedom...

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Hans Zeiger, president of the Jack Miller Center. Zeiger shares how...

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Dr. Norman Horn, founder and president of Libertarian Christian Institute; Nicholas...

Study Conservatism with National Review Institute Craig is continually recruiting for the National Review Institute “Burke to Buckley” fellowship, a program geared toward working professionals...

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On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, host and DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Archbridge Institute President and CEO Gonzalo Schwarz and Justin...

Foundations, Universities Drifting from Original Values Numerous charitable foundations — created thanks to the wealth generated by titans of industry exercising their talents in a...

Bernie Marcus an ‘Entrepreneurial Philanthropist’ Ruzek, a decorated Army combat veteran, says he knew next to nothing about philanthropy when he first signed up to...

Forge Leadership Network ‘Farm Team’ for Conservative Movement Josefczyk has hope the embrace of free-market principles won’t end with members of Generation Z, especially if...

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‘We Are Aiming to Disrupt the Current Education System’ The folks at PragerU are challenging much of what’s being taught in American classrooms today —...

Students Worldwide Requesting Copies of Ayn Rand’s Work Ayn Rand Institute staff work to propagate Ayn Rand’s view of the world—namely, objectivism, a term coined...

  Micro-School Parents Stopped ‘Waiting for Government to Solve All Their Problems’ Parents are leaving traditional classrooms in their rear-view mirror after government-mandated school closures...

Award Namesake ‘Patriotic Guy, Served in the Marines’ “Greg Peterson was one of America’s very first venture capitalists; he accomplished a lot more than that...

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Need to Reach Everyday Person Who ‘Wants to Get Involved’ Adam says he and his team, rather than generating the research and ideas, are committed...

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, host and DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with three policy experts working to make abortion unthinkable. Those...

Race, Ethnicity ‘Shouldn’t Be a Factor’ in College Admissions The Supreme Court in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard recently ruled accepting and rejecting students...

Janus Gives Public Workers ‘Ability to Leave Their Union’ The landmark ruling in Supreme Court case Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal...

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Becket Supports ‘Religious Liberty For All’ Becket takes on dozens of faith-based cases a year and boasts victories for men and women of all religious...

Recession ‘Likely to Get Worse’ The episode, taken from a conversation originally aired as a webinar for nonprofit leaders, starts on a pessimistic note. Thayer...

Artificial Intelligence ‘Tremendous Advance’ George Gilder — who co-founded the Discovery Institute in 1990 and is a senior fellow for its center on wealth, poverty...

Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association Share Washington’s Story in ‘Inspirational Manner’ Hand, who runs the history website “Americana Corner,” says his favorite historical site — hands...

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There are, however, individuals fighting to create new institutions of higher education that respect free speech and academic inquiry. In fact, on the latest episode...

  Classical Education About Studying ‘What Leads to a Flourishing Life’ Great Hearts Institute Executive Director Robert Jackson says Thomas Arnold, a 19th-century classical educator,...

Promoting ‘Growth Mindset’ with Lemonade Stand Both guests talk about the importance of helping kids build their entrepreneurial skills, something that will serve them throughout...

Mapping Out Your Philanthropic Strategy Life is full of setbacks but it’s often full of bright spots, too—bright spots both hard-fought and surprising, like a...

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Beauty ‘Gives Meaning to Life’ Smith, who returned full-time to Common Sense Society in 2021 after serving as the executive director and CEO of the...

All three non-profit leaders explain what they’re doing to rein in an administrative state that all too often acts beyond its jurisdiction. In particular, the...

‘Substantial Increase’ in Grants Going Out of Giving Accounts Though 2022 was marred by inflation, the threat of increased red tape to philanthropic giving and...

FIRE Moves Beyond the College Classroom In 2019, FIRE was able to branch out and create a research arm and create a free-speech ranking of...

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Washington, D.C.: “Imperial City” Our nation’s capital isn’t known for its restraint, as the Congressional Budget Office estimates the deficit in 2023 will be as...

Burke to Buckley Reinforces ‘Core Values’ DonorsTrust Philanthropic Advisor Lukas Dwelly says he’s thankful for National Review Institute. In particular, he’s thankful for its “Burke...

Health Entitlements Driving Record Debt Before founding Paragon in 2020, Mr. Blasé worked as a special assistant to the president at the White House National...

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, Peter talks with black conservatives including Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and...

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While the schools make giving easy, giving effectively is much harder. In other words, is your alma mater the best place for your charitable dollars...

Exxon, meanwhile, remains in the index. It doesn’t add up. Here to shed light on the “ESG” label is Bryant Haines, president of 2ndVote Analytics;...

The Secret to Happiness and the “Afterglow” of Giving Bernstein says he begins all of his presentations with “a big secret” he desperately wants to...

Kirk on Spotting ‘Wokeism’ Early The liberty-minded entrepreneur dreamt of having a long military career—one that would have started just 50 miles north of New...

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One such group is Students for Liberty. Peter on the latest episode of Giving Ventures interviews Dr. Wolf von Laer, chief executive officer of Students...

This wide-ranging conversation explores Ian’s experience as an education entrepreneur; what donors can learn from his time at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; non-profits...

America250 is the organization leading the planning and coordination of a national celebration for this remarkable birthday. Joseph C. Daniels, the new CEO and president...

Community Building for Liberty Many want to create positive change in their community but how do you take that desire and turn it into action?...

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The Messenger Matters IronLight Labs President Jo Jensen says free-market enthusiasts have the right ideas and message but that often they miss the mark in...

State Policy Network is the membership organization for the free-market, pro-liberty think tanks in the states, driving leadership development, information sharing, and a general cross-pollination...

His guests include Brian Yablonski, chief executive officer at the Property and Environment Research Center; Benjamin (Benji) Backer, founder and president of the American Conservation...

Re-framing Our ‘Warrior-Oriented’ Police Force “Defund the Police” was a common refrain throughout the first half of the pandemic—a refrain Giving Ventures host Peter Lipsett...

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“One of the things that we are witnessing—the whole world is watching—is really a genocide against a people. And what’s remarkable here is not just—it’s...

Peter’s Media Background DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett is no stranger to the news industry. His parents owned a weekly paper in southern Georgia. When...

His guests include Carrie Lukas, president of Independent Women’s Forum; Stacy Blakeley, executive director of The Policy Circle; and Karin Lips, president of the Network...

Zoning, Policing Reform ‘A Path Worth Pursuing’ Greg Brooks, co-founder and president of Better Cities Project, says he and those at his organization are working...

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First some background as to why this episode features such a diverse group of grantees. Every Christmastime, members of Novus Society, our young-givers program for...

The three groups featured in this episode are civics all-stars. They represent the groups selected as the best from among a pool of programs featured...

Show Me the Money One of the biggest advantages of a donor-advised fund is that givers are able to defer their charitable decisions. They’re able...

Braver Angels We Have Heard On High It is important this holiday season (and every season, for that matter) that Americans remember to listen to...

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Educating the Future Founded in 1946, the Foundation for Economic Education this year is celebrating 75 years of inspiring and educating future leaders about the...

There are people, though, working to set the record straight and share the positive things happening in conservative philanthropy—stories that aren’t splashed on the front-page...

How do we encourage stronger families? In our fourth episode of Giving Ventures, host and DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with three innovative organizations...

The pandemic served as a wake-up call to busy parents who weren’t previously privy to their children’s day-to-day education. Lockdown gave parents and guardians a...

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