People & Projects

What Malcolm Gladwell gets wrong (and right) about university endowments

Malcolm Gladwell’s critique of university endowments is not misguided, but it fails to ask some key questions.

Andrew Carnegie’s advice for philanthropists

There were certainly some big mistakes along the way, but Carnegie’s advice to philanthropists is not without merit.


Belongingness in an age of woke philanthropy

Elise Westhoff’s stance on woke philanthropy from the helm of The Philanthropy Roundtable carves out space for donors who want to oppose today’s “woke” fads.

Keeping orchestras solvent today: an interview with Henry Peyrebrune, part two

In the wake of lockdowns and increased digital use and access, keeping orchestras funded and relevant will be no small task. They need to engage donors and make the experience excellent.


On supporting musicians: an interview with Henry Peyrebrune

NoteWorthy Credit Union makes loans that banks won’t make. This is civil society at work, supporting culture in a way that the for-profit sector cannot.

GDT Podcast / Episode 13

This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy sits down with Kevin Youngblood.


A botanical garden to promote local knowledge and sustainable plant communities

The Garden in the Woods is unique among botanical gardens in its focus on native plant species. This focus teaches guests about the value of sustainable, native communities.

GDT Podcast / Episode 12

Elise Westhoff of The Philanthropy Roundtable sits down with Jeremy Beer to discuss the status of philanthropy in America and dangerous reforms that could cripple it.


GDT Podcast / Episode 11

To kick off season two of the podcast, Jeremy speaks with Timothy P. Carney of the American Enterprise Institute. Jeremy also chats with Kyle Vander Meulen of American Philanthropic on welcoming new donors.

GDT Podcast / Episode 10

Today Jeremy speaks with historian and journalist Ben Soskis about the untold story of philanthropy, and Laura Pallares shares ways to ensure your nonprofit lands on its feet after 2020.




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