Nottingham City Council are in trouble over a series of anti-begging posters – it's important to know if their claims stack up.
To understand the Trump Foundation, reporters are following the money.
The Trump Foundation has received lots of scrutiny in recent months questioning how much the candidate gives, where the charity's money comes from and how it's used. Here's what we know so far.
Philanthropic foundations are unlike other charities and not-for-profit organisations.
The current lack of transparency in Australian philanthropy raises ethical questions. Far from being a solely private activity, philanthropy needs greater public accountability.
It’s a more complex organization than its star-studded donors suggest.
The Clintons' charities have recently come under scrutiny, leading its largest arm to promise to spin off into an independent organization if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
Australia is becoming more unequal. And Australia’s wealthiest people don’t seem to want to do anything about it.
There is a view that philanthropy from super-wealthy individuals, rather than government policy, will be the force that changes the world for the better. But this seems unlikely in Australia.
‘The only free man in the universe’, according to Charles Lamb.
Better to be deceived in your motivation than not to give to charity at all, or so the 18th-century Romantics would have it.
Former cricketer Shane Warne has strongly defended the work of his charitable foundation.
Despite failing to meet state government requirements, charities including the Shane Warne Foundation remain registered with the regulator.
Who can speak to power and how?
Not all lobbying is bad. Some of it does a lot of good.
Penny for their thoughts.
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Their structures and funding give them scope and access that others don't have, but foundations also lack accountability.
Isn’t always easy to practice what you preach – even inadvertently.
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Health charities should probably avoid investing in booze – but sometimes it can be hard to tell. So how do charities avoid the pitfalls?
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Meaning well and doing good are great, but organisations can do more harm than good if they're not careful.
No go zone for academics?
New rules could have a chilling effect on academic freedom of speech.
A need to report back from the frontline.
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If new anti-lobbying rules for charities aren't to stifle debate, new ways for community groups to report back from the frontline must be set up.
In the spotlight: Kids Company CEO Camila Batmanghelidjh.
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Reports of Kids Company's good deeds were heeded over its financial viability – with disastrous results for the charity in the long run.
Shane Warne says he is ‘disappointed’ with the recent performance of his charitable foundation.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission seems more focused on reducing red tape for the sector than scrutinising individual charities.
Traditional nonprofits help ensure aid gets to ‘hidden’ populations like the homeless.
Giving cash directly to the needy is a growing trend, but in most cases it's not nearly as effective funneling donations through a charity with 'boots on the ground.'
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People living in their forests must be on board too – and they don't always subscribe to Western conservation values.
Dead and gone.
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A stalwart of the charity sector is dead and gone - so now what do we do?
Many charities have no option but to operate on a hand-to-mouth basis.
When funding comes sporadically with strings attached, how can vital services keep running?
Camila Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company: a victim of its own remarkable success.
In a week of Greek tragedies it has also been hard to distinguish the gods from the monsters in civil society. Three recent important stories about charities question the accountability and management…