Below are a variety of articles, books, and other resources that may offer some additional insight as you develop your philanthropic strategies.
Donor-Advised Funds & Strategic Giving
- 5 Donor Advised Fund Giving Tactics (Forbes, 2014)
- Tax-Smart Philanthropy Made Easy (Wall Street Journal, 2014)
- Strategic Investment in Ideas: How Two Foundations Reshaped America – John J. Miller
- A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America – John J. Miller
- Abusing Donor Intent: The Robertson Family’s Epic Lawsuit Against Princeton University – Doug White
- Art of the Steal (Film)
- As America’s billionaires age, conservatives’ wealth will flow to their liberal children(USA Today, 2014)
- Safeguarding a Conservative Donor’s Intent: The Roe Foundation at 39 (Capital Research Center, 2007)
- Should Foundations Live Forever? The Question of Perpetuity – Martin Morse Wooster
- The Carnegie Corporation Turns 100 (Philanthropy Magazine, 2011)
- The Great Philanthropists and the Problem of Donor Intent – Martin Morse Wooster
- Tiger’s Intent: The Princeton-Robertson Settlement (Philanthropy Magazine, 2009)
Philanthropic Areas of Interest
- Equipping the Saints: A Guide for Giving to Faith-Based Organizations – Barbara J. Elliott
- Guide to Nonprofit Advocacy & Policy Groups – Guide to Nonprofit Advocacy & Policy Groups
- Street Saints: Renewing America’s Cities – Barbara J. Elliott
- The Tragedy of American Compassion – Dr. Marvin Olasky
- Guide to Effective Compassion, The – Dr. Marvin Olasky
- Helping People to Help Themselves: A Guide for Donors – Michael E. Hartmann
- Perfect Gift: The Philanthropic Imagination in Poetry and Prose, The – Amy Kass
- Who Really Cares? – Arthur C. Brooks
- Why the super-rich aren’t leaving much of their fortunes to their kids (Washington Post, 2014)
- 50 Core American Documents – produced by the Ashbook Center (online resource and ebook)
- The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom – Chip Mellor and Bob Levy
- The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World’s Largest Private Company – Charles G. Koch
Other Non-Profit Resources
Additionally, several non-profits within the liberty-oriented movement have unique resources that may help you with your specific philanthropic question.
- The Philanthropy Roundtable offers various guidebooks, short pieces, and other resources for donors as they consider their philanthropy, intent, and legacy.
- Atlas Economic Research Foundation, created to help develop and strengthen global market-oriented think tanks, maintains a Free Market Directory providing contact and program information about non-profits that have shared in Atlas’s work or that pursue a similar vision.
- State Policy Network offers information on the myriad of state-based think tanks working to advance market-oriented policy solutions in the states. Their think tank directory provides information on market-oriented, liberty-minded think tanks in each state.
- Capital Research Center was established in 1984 to study non-profit organizations, with a special focus on reviving the American traditions of charity, philanthropy, and voluntarism.
- Acton Institute maintains an online database called The Guide to Effective Compassion. Its listings include over 150 private social service organizations selected by Acton for excellence in mission, execution, and independence.
Independent Charity Rating Organizations
- GuideStar provides detailed operational and financial information for more than 850,000 IRS recognized nonprofit organizations allowing donors to be more discriminating in their support.
- Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America’s largest charities.
The Internal Revenue Service’s website contains a wide variety of more detailed information on particular aspects of charitable giving. Two that may be helpful are below.