Billionaires who pledge their fortunes to charity must not just give big, but give better. It's all about effective altruism
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.
When it comes to socially responsible behaviour, letting companies do as they see fit would be such a bad thing – providing they're correctly organised.
The record donation by Twiggy Forrest highlights the rise of more strategic philanthropy, which tries to tackle the root causes of complex problems through collaboration, research and advocacy.
Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
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.
With steep budget cuts looming, a growing number of tiny volunteer-driven organizations are delivering aid on their own. Will the Trump administration inspire even more small-scale global giving?
As these tax-exempt vehicles transform philanthropy, they’re drawing more scrutiny. Will Congress or the Trump administration tinker with the rules that encouraged their rapid growth?
Impact investments are designed to achieve a measurable social or environmental – as well as financial – return.
Giving is changing, moving more into the online realm and taking on different forms – and some charities are struggling to keep up.
The priorities of science are being influenced less by government policy and academia, and more by the priorities of the philanthropic giver.
Many leading Australian artists have benefitted from a Samstag scholarship. But who were the Samstags and what motivated them to create this legacy?
You may think it's hard to justify corporate giving, but if done well it can be a win-win-win for the company, community and shareholders.
Bill Gates, who has been identified as the world's most significant donor in the fight against AIDS, shares his thoughts on the pandemic with Africa's most prominent HIV/AIDS academics.
Why higher education is a worthy cause for the rich and famous.
The involvement of large wealthy donors in local schools is influencing who gets elected to govern on school boards. Why does it matter?
It's time to recognise the difference between 'deep' and 'shallow' volunteering.
The Trump Foundation has received lots of scrutiny in recent months questioning how much the candidate gives, where the charity's money comes from and how it's used. Here's what we know so far.
The current lack of transparency in Australian philanthropy raises ethical questions. Far from being a solely private activity, philanthropy needs greater public accountability.
We shouldn't scoff at the Facebook founder's goal of eradicating disease.