When public universities and their foundations take large sums of money from political and strategic philanthropists, they can’t safeguard academic freedom unless there's some transparency.
Big business influences politicians in many ways. One little-recognized channel is the money companies and their foundations give the nonprofits politicians like.
After a series of debacles, many metropolitan areas no longer want their leaders to vie for these opportunities.
The tax agency, as it happens, singled out both conservative and liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. But the myth that it picked on the tea party movement hasn't gone away.
Philanthropists give for many different reasons, but bequests could decline by about $7 billion a year.
Changes to the official mandates guiding nonprofits and government agencies might be less significant than they appear.
Most Americans identify as animal lovers and support either full or partial legal rights for animals.
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.
Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
The nation's biggest gun advocacy group operates as a bundle of distinct organizations. It's a fairly common arrangement, followed also by the likes of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
The share of people who give their time to good causes is starting to dip.
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.
The group, founded in 1871, didn’t try to smother virtually all gun control efforts until the mid-1970s.
Investor Bill Miller's $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins philosophy department clashes with conventional wisdom regarding the value studying the humanities today.
A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
Mission-driven workplaces, it so happens, can be pretty bad at rooting out leaders who are sexual abusers.
The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
Today's women's movement can succeed if organizers learn from the past.