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.
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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.
It can be easier to raise money to aid animals like these African elephants than species that are more threatened with extinction but get humans less excited.
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.
Including different facial expressions in fundraising pitches can change how people respond, research suggests.
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.
Fresh Air host Mark Stucky of Newton, Kansas shook hands with Thomas Flowers from Gulfport, Mississippi, as Doris Zerger Stucky – Mark’s mother – watched in this 1960 photo.
Mennonite Library & Archives, Bethel, Kansas
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?
Some nonprofits, including the NAACP, can operate different divisions subject to different IRS rules but with the same branding.
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Social welfare groups have become more common – and more controversial – in recent years. Fixing gaps in the oversight of this kind of nonprofit will take bipartisan action.
Who enforces regulations that bar churches from engaging in politics?
President Trump claims that churches suffer from the over-regulation of their political speech. In reality, oversight is lax for religious groups and secular tax-exempt nonprofits alike.
Finding a well-run veterans’ charity isn’t hard with some due dilligence.
Some veterans' charities make the most of their donors' dollars, while others squander that money. Vetting these groups will help ensure your money is well-spent.
Rules imposed after the 9/11 attacks can obstruct aid to Somalia’s internally displaced people.
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Rules imposed after 9/11 and still on the books are getting in the way of delivering aid to conflict zones. In countries like Yemen and Syria, it could mean the difference between life and death.
As journalism loses its financial footing, it may need more support from foundations.
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Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.