Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities.
Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers. But neuroscience and psychology research is revising that image: Adolescents are primed to help those around them, with positive benefits for all.
More money but not for all.
Memberships, subscriptions and small donations are reducing reliance on big grants, but mainly for the outlets that were already flourishing.
Gee, you shouldn’t have.
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The problems from a disappointing gift don't end once you've awkwardly thanked the giver and tossed the wrapping paper.
Michael Bloomberg gave Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion in 2018.
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When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
Did a Trump Foundation charity event in 2016 boost his candidacy?
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A New York judge will decide whether Trump owes more than $2.8 million in restitution.
Central American migrants playing soccer at a temporary shelter in Tijuana.
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This help is often given in kind rather than in dollars and cents. Without it, these migrants might have nowhere to go and nothing to eat.
The Salvation Army is among the top few U.S. charities.
Around this time of the year, The Salvation Army's red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.
Volunteering at a food bank is one way people feel rewarded by giving.
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How does being thankful about things in your own life relate to any selfless concern you may have about the well-being of others? A neuroscientist explores the gratitude/altruism connection.
Social media is one avenue for proclaiming generosity.
Some people are more inclined to give when they know their friends will find out.
There’s no such thing as a free luggage tag.
Donor premiums are a common fundraising tactic. But recent research suggests that they are not cost-effective.
Donated breast milk.
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The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
Fewer Americans fund nonprofits these days.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to make charitable donations easier and more affordable through a new employee benefit.
The value of bitcoin gifts is subject to swift changes.
Harvesting gains from digital money by giving some of it away can be better for donors than the nonprofits they support.
A sign posted in New Bern, North Carolina after Hurricane Florence.
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Donations to relief efforts tend to dry up within a few months.
The flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, including this Friendswood, Texas, house, will take years to repair.
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The urge to provide disaster aid is borne out of the best characteristics of humanity. But it's important to consider when to donate to disaster survivors, along with what and to whom to give.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are becoming bigger donors.
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The US$2 billion that the Amazon founder and his wife are donating to help the homeless and educate young kids may appear selfless. But this money may also soften calls to raise taxes on the rich.
Roberto Clemente State Park employees in New York, with donated bottled water bottles bound for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
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If you would like to assist from afar, let the professionals procure goods and services.
Do you want to make a donation with that?
Checkout charity research suggests that it can boost sales and doesn't ward off customers who don't contribute.
Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club.
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Donations from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to Charities Hosting Events at Mar-a-Lago violate the spirit but not the letter of federal tax law.
American and Israeli flags above Jerusalem rooftops prior to President Trump’s May 2017 visit.
Israel's increasingly conservative policies on social and religious issues appears to be playing a role.