Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have.
The new foreign donations laws announced this week will potentially stifle the work of foreign funded charities and environment groups working in Australia.
As Americans make decisions about year-end giving, how much of it will be influenced by their faith?
A provision in the House's pending tax bill would let religious and secular nonprofits engage in political speech without facing a penalty.
The tax agency singled out both conservative and liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny.
Religious values, deeply rooted in texts, serve as an important motivator for giving. Religious Americans volunteer more, give more, and give more often.
A growing number of animal advocates want Americans to do more to aid animals raised in farms for food, rather than supporting groups that help cats, dogs and other human companions.
Charities are limited in how much they can spend on campaigning. Is this justified?
President Trump claims that churches suffer from the over-regulation of their political speech. In reality, oversight is lax for religious groups and secular tax-exempt nonprofits alike.
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.
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?
If we continue to base our views of the charity sector on incorrect assumptions and perceptions we run the risk of doing considerable damage to a national asset.
Governments have come to realise that no one sector acting alone has the capacity or capability to solve complex social policy problems.
Donors feel doubly let down when a charity they have supported falls short of the high standards of conduct expected of them.
Constant staff rotations makes it difficult to pass on knowledge about an emergency situation.
Australians' confidence in charities would be strengthened if any compliance action taken against them was made public.
Charities' victory in inheritance case a relief for legacy fundraisers, but raises wider questions about individuals' motives.
In a world where educational opportunity is unjustly distributed, there are questions as to whether private schools should be exempt from paying income tax.
The current system of determining which organisations can receive tax-deductible donations and which cannot is overly complex and ad hoc.
Giving is changing, moving more into the online realm and taking on different forms – and some charities are struggling to keep up.