Opinion | Effective Giving Requires Rolling Up Your Sleeves

The coronavirus pandemic has increased the need for effective philanthropy. But it isn’t enough to give. One must work at giving, search for and support causes and organizations that address structural problems, advance social progress, and transform people’s lives.

Philanthropy can do these things, but only when promoting fairness and supporting innate ability. We can most effectively drive prosperity, innovation, upward mobility and the pursuit of happiness by advancing individual freedom in a free-enterprise system—but…