Some telemarketers retain nearly all of the charitable dollars they solicit.
For-profit fundraisers often keep more of the money they collect on behalf of nonprofits than they should but Ohio's attorney general is accusing a charity of serving as an accomplice to a crime.
How to make a charity board look more like this.
A typical charity trustee is white, male and around 60-years-old.
Whether charitable giving functions like a market is part of a broader and complex debate within the sector.
Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have.
Australian Acting Special Minister of State Senator Mathias Cormann, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Attorney-General George Brandis at a press conference at Parliament House to introduce the new foreign donations laws.
The new foreign donations laws announced this week will potentially stifle the work of foreign funded charities and environment groups working in Australia.
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As Americans make decisions about year-end giving, how much of it will be influenced by their faith?
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.
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.
What’s the role of faith in service?
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Religious values, deeply rooted in texts, serve as an important motivator for giving. Religious Americans volunteer more, give more, and give more often.
Most of the money Americans give to animal welfare charities helps causes that aid companion animals.
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.
There are rules about what charities can say and spend during election campaigns.
Charities are limited in how much they can spend on campaigning. Is this justified?
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.
The Forrests have bold ambitions for their philanthropy – perhaps inviting some cynics to be dismissive of their aims.
The record donation by Twiggy Forrest highlights the rise of more strategic philanthropy, which tries to tackle the root causes of complex problems through collaboration, research and advocacy.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving billions to charity through their donor-advised fund instead of a traditional foundation.
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As these tax-exempt vehicles transform philanthropy, they’re drawing more scrutiny. Will Congress or the Trump administration tinker with the rules that encouraged their rapid growth?
It is an attractive proposition to say we would gain significant efficiencies if there were a limited number of major providers of government-funded human services.
If we continue to base our views of the charity sector on incorrect assumptions and perceptions we run the risk of doing considerable damage to a national asset.
Should government perform any tasks listed in the Yellow Pages?
Governments have come to realise that no one sector acting alone has the capacity or capability to solve complex social policy problems.
The vast majority of donations Australians make are on the spur of the moment.
Donors feel doubly let down when a charity they have supported falls short of the high standards of conduct expected of them.
Yemenis are staring at impending famine.
Constant staff rotations makes it difficult to pass on knowledge about an emergency situation.
Charities that fundraise across Australia – even if just through a website – are burdened with complying with red tape.
Australians' confidence in charities would be strengthened if any compliance action taken against them was made public.
Charities' victory in inheritance case a relief for legacy fundraisers, but raises wider questions about individuals' motives.
In a world where educational opportunity is unjustly distributed, why should private schools be exempt from paying income tax?
In a world where educational opportunity is unjustly distributed, there are questions as to whether private schools should be exempt from paying income tax.