House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, leads a round of applause after his colleagues took a step toward changing the tax code.
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More than US$20 billion per year in giving is potentially at stake.
Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance The Rapper, is donating millions of dollars through his SocialWorks charity to shore up Chicago’s public schools.
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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.
Academic research and coursework on giving and volunteering are growing more popular.
After taking a class in which they give money away, students get more interested in donating to and volunteering at local nonprofits.
If a House provision gets enacted, churches will be able to endorse – not just pray for – political candidates.
A provision in the House's pending tax bill would let religious and secular nonprofits engage in political speech without facing a penalty.
That looks like a good match.
Nonprofit fundraisers have long relied on matching funds to encourage giving without knowing if they work. Recent research suggests one way to make the most out of challenge gifts from big donors.
The Ballarat Road project in Maidstone and Footscray, Melbourne, will transform vacant land into housing for people at risk of homelessness.
An innovative collaboration between government, a non-profit group and philanthropists has found a way to provide urgently needed housing on land that would otherwise be left vacant for years.
Wasteful and fake charities are usually harder to spot than this.
Digital innovations are making it easier to give to charity and for donors to become informed before they support nonprofits.
Federal workers based in and near Washington, D.C. raised a total of US$46,639,949.36 in 2015 through the Combined Federal Campaign of National Capital Area.
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By some measures, Americans are giving less to charity through their jobs than they used to. But many companies say that increasing this kind of charity is a priority for them.
Members of the tea party movement seen rallying outside the Capitol in 2013.
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The tax agency singled out both conservative and liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny.
Actress Jennifer Garner, a Save the Children trustee and ambassador, helped distribute supplies after Hurricane Harvey.
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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.
Charities may treat the cost of their fundraising festivities differently than other expenses.
Why do nonprofit fundraisers juxtapose calls to feed the hungry, house the homeless and cure cancer with champagne toasts?
Hurricane Irma caused major damage to Naples and other Florida cities.
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The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Irma is admirable. Doing some homework might make your contributions go farther.
Red Cross volunteers registered evacuees from Houston’s storm damage.
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.
Residents pick through a makeshift aid station in Rockport, Texas after Harvey struck their city.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Harvey is admirable. With a little homework, your contributions will go further.
When someone gives away a casserole, care and concern are among the ingredients.
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.
Consumers often distrust mission-driven groups that earn profits.
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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?
Are research nonprofits holding up their end of the tax-exempt bargain?
Holding patents can be a lucrative and powerful position to be in. Here's a proposal for how nonprofit patent holders can do more for the common good – and live up to their end of the tax break bargain.
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Years from now, she’ll probably be ready to part with her photo assistant.
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.
Environmentalists are not fans of EPA chief Scott Pruitt.
Green groups fighting Trump's anti-environmental agenda should heed precedents from the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. They can also learn from the Australian experience.