Thinking about philanthropy in a more complex way may help donors do more good.
When conflicts over whether nonprofits have kept their word about how they said they'd use big gifts crop up, donors rarely get everything they demand as reimbursement.
The British government is trying to unblock £400m donated in 1927 by an anonymous donor who wanted it to help pay off the national war debt.
Big business influences politicians in many ways. One little-recognized channel is the money companies and their foundations give the nonprofits politicians like.
Philanthropists give for many different reasons, but bequests could decline by about $7 billion a year.
Taking part in the NCAA tournament tends to make a bigger difference for public universities that garner relatively few donations.
The cycle of overpromising and disappointment has left donors, politicians and policymakers of all stripes looking to improve K-12 public schooling with an underwhelming track record.
The cycle of overpromising and disappointment has left donors, politicians and policymakers looking to improve K-12 public schooling with an underwhelming track record.
The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
For universities in Australia to get the most out of philanthropic donations, they need to develop persuasive cases for giving, and work with staff, communities and donors towards shared goals.
Investor Bill Miller's $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins philosophy department clashes with conventional wisdom regarding the value studying the humanities today.
The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
Wealth managers are playing an increasing role in determining what social causes are funded and how.
Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year.
Australians have reason to be apprehensive that some civil voices are not being heard in our liberal democracy.
Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have.
Theology and history help explain why US Jews give more to charity than people who observe other religions or are not religious at all.
More than US$20 billion per year in giving is potentially at stake.
Before you reach for that checkbook or give to a charity online, pause to think about what makes a cause good in the first place.