In the late second century, some Christian groups in Rome began directing financial aid toward people living in another city, who were going through a crisis. That act of giving has lessons for today.
A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she's getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
Without government intervention, three experts warn, HBCUs will have a difficult time bouncing back from the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
In past recessions, donors have tightened their pursestrings even as the need has grown. But two scholars explain why, at least for foundations, there's room for more generosity in tough times.
The founder of a black hair-care empire supported the NAACP and the Tuskegee Institute, helped preserve Frederick Douglass's home. She also tried to used her prominence to stop lynching.
For higher ed, this is a crisis of unknown proportions.
Donated goods often not only fail to help those in actual need but cause congestion, tie up resources and further hurt local economies.
This reorganization may provide roadmaps for other nonprofits to follow if they face abuse allegations in the #MeToo era.
Because most people want to be perceived as generous, sometimes monetary incentives for doing a good deed are counterproductive.
Save the Children's reputation appeared to bounce back faster than Oxfam's after public perception of both groups soured around the same time.
A growing number of groups you probably wouldn't think are churches are opting to be treated like churches. And the government isn't stopping them.
It helps when school leaders are open about their financial struggles before it's too late to forge a good plan.
The dean of the only school of philanthropy sees some good in the attention charity-related scandals are generating.
There's no law forcing George Mason University's allied foundation to make the public university's donor deals public.
A historian connects the $100 billion reportedly at the church's disposal with the rocky start Mormons got in finance in the 1830s.
Leaders like Ford Foundation President Darren Walker are the exception.
Fewer people belong to a congregation or identify as Protestant or Catholic. And yet, most congregations say their membership is growing or stable.
From the beginning, National Public Radio vowed that it would speak with 'many voices.'
Giving away big sums of money is supposed to make the world a better place. So, why are so many deep-pocketed donors getting themselves and the causes they support in trouble?
The government has tried to harness a profit-driven drug industry to serve public health before.