Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
One reason why the steel magnate spent so much of his fortune building libraries across the nation and abroad is that he saw handing large fortunes to the next generation as a waste of money.
After a hurricane strikes or an earthquake makes shockwaves, support nonprofits that are clear about what they do and how they will spend your money.
Why do nonprofit fundraisers juxtapose calls to feed the hungry, house the homeless and cure cancer with champagne toasts?
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Irma is admirable. Doing some homework might make your contributions go farther.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
If you want to do the greatest good, send money.
There are reasons to channel Harvey aid through the nonprofit despite evidence that it wasted money following Haiti's earthquake and fumbled Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Harvey is admirable. With a little homework, your contributions will go further.
The appearance a hot dish on your doorstep does more than relieve the burden of meal preparation. It says someone is looking out for you.
People may initially assume the worst when they encounter for-profit companies with social missions. What can these social ventures with good intentions do to gain people’s support?
Economic trends, not politics, typically influence how money money Americans donate to charity. Yet some advocacy groups say their donations surged after the 2016 presidential election.
Most Americans cling to things with sentimental value that we no longer need. Taking pictures of these possessions may make it easier to give them away.
The courts are saying that down-and-out Americans have a right to seek curbside alms despite efforts to ban the practice. Two scholars have come up with an alternative to anti-panhandling ordinances.
The tax changes Trump and GOP lawmakers propose would reduce charitable giving, research suggests. But letting everyone use a tax break mostly enjoyed by the rich might prevent that.
Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
Must the money raised to save wildlife always aid the most popular animals? New research suggests that marketing can persuade donors that northern hairy-nosed wombat lives matter too.
Seeing cheerful kids in fundraising pitches works better for some potential donors than others, research suggests. Nonprofits may want to tailor their appeals to different audiences because of that.
Many urban children who took part in a program that was supposed to enrich their lives dealt with racism instead. Why can't this cultural exchange become a two-way street?
A growing number of animal advocates want Americans to do more to aid animals raised in farms for food, rather than supporting groups that help cats, dogs and other human companions.