Thinking about philanthropy in a more complex way may help donors do more good.
There is a risk that the foundation's alleged disregard for its duty to serve others rather than one family's personal interests could become more commonplace.
People may not have a criminal record before they become homeless, but they likely will afterward due to laws intended to keep people with nowhere to go out of sight.
The Donald J. Trump Foundation allegedly violated charitable norms and laws.
As a pediatrician, I'm not letting State Department warnings stop me from leading surgical missions.
When conflicts over whether nonprofits have kept their word about how they said they'd use big gifts crop up, donors rarely get everything they demand as reimbursement.
Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens resigned over allegations tied to political contributions from concealed sources.
When public universities and their foundations take large sums of money from political and strategic philanthropists, they can’t safeguard academic freedom unless there's some transparency.
Big business influences politicians in many ways. One little-recognized channel is the money companies and their foundations give the nonprofits politicians like.
After a series of debacles, many metropolitan areas no longer want their leaders to vie for these opportunities.
The tax agency, as it happens, singled out both conservative and liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. But the myth that it picked on the tea party movement hasn't gone away.
Philanthropists give for many different reasons, but bequests could decline by about $7 billion a year.
Changes to the official mandates guiding nonprofits and government agencies might be less significant than they appear.
Most Americans identify as animal lovers and support either full or partial legal rights for animals.
Taking part in the NCAA tournament tends to make a bigger difference for public universities that garner relatively few donations.
The cycle of overpromising and disappointment has left donors, politicians and policymakers of all stripes looking to improve K-12 public schooling with an underwhelming track record.
Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
The nation's biggest gun advocacy group operates as a bundle of distinct organizations. It's a fairly common arrangement, followed also by the likes of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
The share of people who give their time to good causes is starting to dip.
The cycle of overpromising and disappointment has left donors, politicians and policymakers looking to improve K-12 public schooling with an underwhelming track record.