Charity law is quite strict when it comes to giving back donations that have already been made.
There are limits to what charities can do now about past donors who are accused of morally reprehensible behavior.
New systems with stricter rules would make it easier to hold colleges and universities accountable on behalf of the taxpayers who support them.
There is no system in place to detect charitable fraud on the scale allegedly committed by a counseling company and its sham nonprofit.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to get schools to adopt a "high-quality" curriculum. But the effort will constrain teachers and stifle creativity, an education scholar argues.
Memberships, subscriptions and small donations are reducing reliance on big grants, but mainly for the outlets that were already flourishing.
When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
A New York judge will decide whether Trump owes more than $2.8 million in restitution.
Around this time of the year, The Salvation Army's red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.
Donor premiums are a common fundraising tactic. But recent research suggests that they are not cost-effective.
The idea of welcoming the stranger is central to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Today, that engenders a responsibility to shield refugees and other immigrants from violence and oppression.
The $4 billion that foundations are pledging to spend within five years amounts to less than 1 percent of what businesses and governments spend on global warming every year.
Shortages and high prices are making pharmaceuticals, often including generics, out of reach for millions of Americans.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to make charitable donations easier and more affordable through a new employee benefit.
Harvesting gains from digital money by giving some of it away can be better for donors than the nonprofits they support.
Donations to relief efforts tend to dry up within a few months.
The urge to provide disaster aid is borne out of the best characteristics of humanity. But it's important to consider when to donate to disaster survivors, along with what and to whom to give.
The US$2 billion that the Amazon founder and his wife are donating to help the homeless and educate young kids may appear selfless. But this money may also soften calls to raise taxes on the rich.
With such an enormous challenge, where would it make sense to start? We looked into our archives for stories on what it would take to eradicate homelessness in the US today.
If you would like to assist from afar, let the professionals procure goods and services.