Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
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.
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.
Billionaires who pledge their fortunes to charity must not just give big, but give better. It's all about effective altruism
Why NGOs and donors must have adult conversations about what development really means.
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.
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 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.
In 'The Givers,' author David Callahan warns that today's mega-rich philanthropists wield too much political clout. He may be exaggerating their power and lowballing the public's own strength.
The wealthy evade taxes and are less likely to donate to charity, but does this mean they're more selfish than everyone else? New research suggests not.
Here's the recipe that makes Red Nose Day such a successful fundraising event.
President Trump recently repeated his pledge to eliminate the 63-year-old law, which bans charities from engaging in political activities, at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Recycling leftovers from supermarkets does not address the roots of food poverty and removes responsibility from the government.
Charities, like all brands, are in a constant battle for attention – and they must win eyeballs more than hearts.
Charities in Australia can be political. They can advocate and lobby to further their charitable purposes. But they can't be party-political.
MPs and rock songs may seem like odd bedfellows, but the charity single marks a longstanding shift in how music mobilises the masses.
Jediism is not a religion? Tell that to its worshippers.
Research suggests the answer, surprisingly, may be no, but behavioral science offers a few ways to encourage the wealthy to open their wallets a little wider.
Five tips on how to spend in a way that contributes to social movements this Christmas.
Community organisations are trying to measure their impact but lack the funding and data availability to do it properly, new research finds.