Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have.
Theology and history help explain why US Jews give more to charity than people who observe other religions or are not religious at all.
More than US$20 billion per year in giving is potentially at stake.
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.
As Americans make decisions about year-end giving, how much of it will be influenced by their faith?
After taking a class in which they give money away, students get more interested in donating to and volunteering at local nonprofits.
Donors who support charitable causes have a 'taste' for giving, researchers found.
A provision in the House's pending tax bill would let religious and secular nonprofits engage in political speech without facing a penalty.
Nonprofit fundraisers have long relied on matching funds to encourage giving without knowing if they work. Research suggests one way to make the most out of challenge gifts from big donors.
An innovative collaboration between government, a non-profit group and philanthropists has found a way to provide urgently needed housing on land that would otherwise be left vacant for years.
Scholars say elites are critical to helping ethnic communities thrive. So, who are the Latino elites and what work are they doing for their community?
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.
Physical philanthropy is growing in popularity because it has benefits for the charity and the fundraiser.
Canadian newspapers are in trouble, and there are no philanthropic efforts afoot to rescue them. The National Student Investigative Reporting Network, or NSIRN, is aiming to make a difference.
Offering money as a form of atonement is easier for the movie mogul than finding someone who will accept it.
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 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.