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.
Beauty makes us give generously.
Caring about someone you have never met, this new brain research suggests, may have a lot in common with caring about the people you love.
Digital innovations are making it easier to give to charity and for donors to become informed before they support nonprofits.
By some measures, Americans are giving less to charity through their jobs than they used to. But many companies say that increasing this kind of charity is a priority for them.
Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
One reason why the steel magnate spent so much of his fortune building libraries across the nation and abroad is that he saw handing large fortunes to the next generation as a waste of money.
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.
Why do nonprofit fundraisers juxtapose calls to feed the hungry, house the homeless and cure cancer with champagne toasts?
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Irma is admirable. Doing some homework might make your contributions go farther.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
If you want to do the greatest good, send money.
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.
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Harvey is admirable. With a little homework, your contributions will go further.
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.
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?
Economic trends, not politics, typically influence how money money Americans donate to charity. Yet some advocacy groups say their donations surged after the 2016 presidential election.
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.
The courts are saying that down-and-out Americans have a right to seek curbside alms despite efforts to ban the practice. Two scholars have come up with an alternative to anti-panhandling ordinances.
The tax changes Trump and GOP lawmakers propose would reduce charitable giving, research suggests. But letting everyone use a tax break mostly enjoyed by the rich might prevent that.