Scholars researched whether bestowing awards on volunteers who pitch in with the Boy Scouts made a difference. The answer seems to depend on whether the recognition is expected or not.
Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn't compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.
It may be easier to give money away when you budget for it.
Could these extra hands do more for the nonprofits they assist?
The iconic advertising campaign originated as a way to protect the nation from its WWII enemies. Today, critics are asking if it's causing harm as well as good.
The need for organs to transplant far exceeds the supply.
A recent gift by billionaire Robert Smith to pay off the student loans of 2019 graduates of Morehouse points to the potential of America's black elite to pay off all black students' college loans.
Getting everyone whose lives were thrown off-track back takes a lot of personal effort, paired with work done by a constantly shifting mix of nonprofits and governmental agencies over many years.
Approaching gender parity on the boards of big nonprofits might help narrow the pay gap among the sector's highest-paid leaders.
A political scientist warns that a new lobbying initiative launched by Bill and Melinda Gates could harm US higher education.
As the cost of holding the Winter Games rises, local taxpayers around the globe are losing interest in hosting the event.
Although far fewer Americans took the charitable deduction on their tax returns, giving stayed fairly steady, according to the annual Giving USA report.
When asked to donate money they had earned through participating in a study, average people tended to choose the less onerous requirements rather than big ones.
Depending on foreign aid to pay the bills makes moving on when it’s gone harder.
Research over the past few years has shown vouchers for private schools set back student learning. So why are advocates still pushing so hard to expand them?
As the debate over what ails philanthropy heats up, the questions are going beyond whether massive charitable donations help or hurt society.
Some, like Melinda Gates and Priscilla Chan, became affluent through marriage. Others, like Oprah Winfrey, earned fortunes on their own.
The health of American democracy could be at stake.
No matter how well-intentioned, volunteers who may be inexperienced can't solve the entrenched and complex social problems low-income communities endure.
More likely dangers include administrative hassles and fines.