We should be more concerned about how school children are doing fundraising work.
Ed Sheeran in the Liberian capital Monrovia for Red Nose day 2017.
Comic Relief is leading a major rethink in how charities portray poverty in Africa.
UK aid: a big spender.
After a scandal involving Oxfam in Haiti, the UK government has threatened to withdraw aid money from the charity.
The more you like someone, the more optimistic you are for them.
Study challenges our understanding of optimism as being a self-centered phenomenon.
About 1 in 20 taxpayers may fill out this part of their returns beginning with the 2018 tax year.
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The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
Wealth managers are playing an increasing role in determining what social causes are funded and how.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vows he will fight to protect his state from fallout from the new tax law.
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New York, California and other high-tax states are angling to use the charitable deduction and state payroll taxes as workarounds to shield both their residents and their revenue.
Getting aid to those who need it in Kenya.
Even as incomes are squeezed, the British public continues to give more money to international NGOs than anyone else.
It seems loneliness among older people is expected – by everyone except the elderly themselves.
Older people are less lonely than we think, but more importantly loneliness is something they face all year round – not just at Christmas.
The government has been criticised for its appointment of Gary Johns to head up Australia’s independent charities regulator.
Australians have reason to be apprehensive that some civil voices are not being heard in our liberal democracy.
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.
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.
Charitable donors may share some common traits.
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Donors who support charitable causes have a 'taste' for giving, researchers found.
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.
Show me the money.
Beauty makes us give generously.
A huge majority of humanitarian employees are local to the country of intervention, but their motivations and pressures are often misunderstood.
Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, shown attending a concert to raise money for the Robin Hood Foundation in 2013.
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Offering money as a form of atonement is easier for the movie mogul than finding someone who will accept it.
Vital Signs takes stock of all the key elements of a city’s successes and challenges, and the Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation uses this data to guide its grant-making.
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
A decade after Toronto produced the first Vitals Signs report, community foundations in Melbourne and other cities are using these reports' up-to-date data to inform their decisions.
Taxing inherited wealth builds in an incentive for the rich to give more and splurge less.
Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
Comedian, actress and YouTube entertainer Lilly Singh inspires 20,000 students and educators at WE Day Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on October 19, 2016.
Large benefit concerts can bring attention to various social issues - but research on their impact has been mixed. Two strategic management scholars believe We Day provides a new and positive model for change.