With just 27 words, the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights secures gun rights for millions of Americans—at least in theory. In practice, the text of the Second Amendment has been subject to legal, political, and cultural controversies, and Americans’ gun rights are not always respected. In this episode of Giving Ventures, we hear from two of the most accomplished organizations in the gun rights space: Second Amendment Foundation and the Firearms Policy Coalition’s FPC Action Foundation.

Today, we’re digging into the media landscape and talking to three groups helping people to make sense of the narratives that are out there as well as challenge those narratives when they stray from the truth. First up is our watch dog, the Media Research Center. Then we’ll hear from a group that has become a watchdog with teeth, Accuracy in Media. We’ll round things out digging into investigative journalism from a more free-market perspective with Real Clear Foundation. It’s easy to be despondent about the state of media. These three groups will help you lift your chin a little higher and see that all is not lost.

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 Israel and Jewish life. Investor and venture philanthropist Adam Milstein joins us to offer his insights on how donors might think of challenging anti-Semitism, supporting Jewish culture, and the relationship between all of this to our own challenges in America.

Donor-advised funds are a powerful charitable vehicle, and one that has grown rapidly in the past decade. However, just because the use of DAFs has grown doesn’t mean everyone fully grasps the value and power that a fund can offer. Even less, there are lots of questions around what the role of the provider of DAFs can offer both to donors but also to the nonprofits who receive grants from those providers on behalf of its donors. In this episode, we explore the ins-and-outs of donor-advised funds.

In this interview with James Whitford, we explore a better way to do human-services charity.

The word “charity” often leads people to think of the human-suffering side of giving, or rather efforts aimed to alleviate human suffering. Think homeless shelters, food banks, church-run thrift stores, and after-school programs in tough neighborhoods. All of these places have a role to play, but are they enough?

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Darla Romfo, president and CEO of Children’s Scholarship Fund; Norton Rainey, CEO of ACE Scholarships; and Carol Liebau, president of Yankee Institute. The guests share what their nonprofits are doing to ensure every child gets a quality education no matter where they live. Tune in for this and more on the latest episode of Giving Ventures.

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 and CEO of Philanthropy Roundtable. The two guests share insights and trends in philanthropy and discuss regulatory and legislative threats that, if approved, would chill giving. Tune in for this and more on the latest episode of Giving Ventures.

On the latest episode of the Giving Ventures podcast, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Rod Richardson, co-chair of the Climate & Freedom International Coalition and president of the Grace Richardson Foundation; Lord Daniel Hannan, former member of European Parliament, founding president of the Institute for Free Trade and a peer in the House of Lords; and Diego Sánchez de la Cruz, research coordinator at Instituto Juan de Mariana in Madrid. The three discuss ways free markets throughout the world hastened adoption of clean-energy alternatives.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Hans Zeiger, president of the Pennsylvania-based Jack Miller Center. Zeiger shares how he’s sounding the alarm on government-funded universities and what conservatives can do to promote pluralism, defend American values and develop principled academic leaders.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Norman Horn, founder and president of Libertarian Christian Institute; Nicholas Sarwark, executive director of the Libertarian Policy Foundation; and Tom DiLorenzo, president of the Mises Institute. The guests, among other things, make the Christian case for Austrian economics.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Lindsay Craig, president of National Review Institute; David McIntosh, president of Club for Growth Foundation; and Rebecca Good, managing director of outreach for American Enterprise Institute. The leaders explain what they’re doing to nurture people’s love and knowledge of liberty long after graduation.

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 Callais, research fellow at Archbridge Institute and lead author of its Social Mobility Index project. Discover how the institute is mapping out state-by-state the ability of one to improve their economic situation.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Bill Simon, co-chair of the William E. Simon Foundation; Bob Rubin, founder and president of Rubin Wealth Advisors; and Lawson Bader, president and CEO of DonorsTrurst. The charitable-giving experts talk about ways to preserve one’s charitable wishes even as organizations drift away from their original mission. This and more on the latest episode of Giving Ventures.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Marcus Ruzek, senior program director at the Marcus Foundation. Ruzek shares ways givers can shrink the disconnect that exists between veterans and non-veterans as military service wanes, reviews the resources available for givers interested in helping military veterans and discusses strategies for overcoming the damaging narrative veterans are somehow “broken” because of their military service.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Adam Josefczyk, co-founder and president of Forge Leadership Network; Noah Sofio, director of alumni and careers programming at the David Network; and Yael Levin Hungerford, executive director of the Adam Smith Society, a project of Manhattan Institute. Tune in and discover the unique ways these nonprofit leaders are cultivating and connecting future free-market leaders on Main Street and Wall Street.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Marissa Streit, CEO of PragerU, and Fred Fransen, CEO of Certell. The three talk about the need to create history and civics materials that are even-handed and rooted in historical accuracy. Tune in to discover how Streit and Fransen are preserving commonsense ideas through their educational materials.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Tal Tsfany of the Ayn Rand Institute and Jennifer Grossman of Atlas Society. The three talk about the life and philosophy of Ayn Rand, author of “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.” A libertarian icon, Rand was born under Soviet rule and saw first-hand the destructive influence of communism. Tune in to discover how Tsfany and Grossman are spreading the ideas Rand championed.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, host and DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with three education experts working to expand school choice. His guests include Don and Ashley Soifer, CEO and chief innovation officer, respectively, of the National Microschooling Center; Jenny Clark, founder of Love Your School; and Denisha Allen, founder of Black Minds Matter.

On the latest episode of Giving Ventures, host and DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett talks with Nicole Hoplin, president of Hoplin Jackson Charitable Advisors and representative for the Gregor G. Peterson Prize in Venture Philanthropy. The one-time $250,000 grant is awarded annually to a trailblazing non-profit newer than five years old. Tune in to learn about the prize and its namesake, Greg Peterson, one of the first venture capitalists, a former Marine and a Stanford University alumnus, mentor and trustee.