Total gifts from individual donors are rising, at least for now.
These partnerships between investors, governments and nonprofits are a new way to pay for programs and services that help people in need and address intractable problems like mass incarceration.
Thinking about philanthropy in a more complex way may help donors do more good.
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.
Simply based on how they are housed, forcibly separating immigrant kids from their families is bound to make a bad situation worse.
As a pediatrician, I'm not letting State Department warnings stop me from leading surgical missions.
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.
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.
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 First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
Mission-driven workplaces, it so happens, can be pretty bad at rooting out leaders who are sexual abusers.
The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
Today's women's movement can succeed if organizers learn from the past.
The people leading nonprofits are much less diverse than the communities they serve and there's no reason to expect that to change soon.