Philanthropy is an increasingly significant source of revenue for universities, but the majority of donations go to five big universities.
From helping fight coronavirus to supporting education and biodiversity projects, China's tech billionaires have moved boldly into philanthropy, continuing what is an ancient tradition.
The dean of the only school of philanthropy sees some good in the attention charity-related scandals are generating.
There's no law forcing George Mason University's allied foundation to make the public university's donor deals public.
Companies can make a significant contribution to the resilience of communities, and they need not do so only for philanthropic or regulatory reasons. At times, it makes good business sense.
Giving away big sums of money is supposed to make the world a better place. So, why are so many deep-pocketed donors getting themselves and the causes they support in trouble?
This 1,000-year-old institution is not the solution to ageing Britain – here's why.
Colleges and universities should apply the best techniques of research and education to their own decision-making.
Institutions that benefited from donations from benefactors such as Epstein are facing hard questions. In a somewhat similar ethical debate in 1905, a pastor argued for return of a Rockefeller gift.
Because large organizations have bigger budgets, they can more easily afford to excel at online fundraising through social media.
Their initial grants do not insist upon filing reports that might indicate what works best. And without more affordable housing, the problem is sure to continue.
New research on consumer behavior shows that we tend to match some types of choices the people around us make, but not others.
For International Day of Charity on Sept. 5, a history of how the Christian Herald mobilized Americans in the late 19th century to give millions for the relief of global suffering.
Billionaire Robert F. Smith made a big splash when he told Morehouse grads he would pay off their student debt. Yet his generosity adheres to a long African American tradition.
Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn't compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.
It may be easier to give money away when you budget for it.
Could these extra hands do more for the nonprofits they assist?
A recent gift by billionaire Robert Smith to pay off the student loans of 2019 graduates of Morehouse points to the potential of America's black elite to pay off all black students' college loans.
Although far fewer Americans took the charitable deduction on their tax returns, giving stayed fairly steady, according to the annual Giving USA report.
Young children should be given a bigger role in deciding which charities their schools and families support.