Charitable giving hit record levels in 2017.
Total gifts from individual donors are rising, at least for now.
Alone in the crowd, but not lonely.
Recent news reports suggest that the US is experiencing a loneliness epidemic. But the research is a bit more complicated.
What people decide to bequeath to charity depends on many factors, including tax laws.
Philanthropists give for many different reasons, but bequests could decline by about $7 billion a year.
Young people in relationships tend to have as many backups cooking as singles do.
It isn't cheating, per se. But if you're in a committed relationship and have multiple 'back burners' that you keep in touch with, is your relationship doomed?
About 1 in 20 taxpayers may fill out this part of their returns beginning with the 2018 tax year.
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The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
Changes to the tax code may strike a blow to the charitable world.
Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year.
It’s easier to appear destined for greatness on the drawing board than in real life.
To learn why some new nonprofits prosper when others do not requires dealing with the fact that everyone has trouble remembering things the way they happened.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, leads a round of applause after his colleagues took a step toward changing the tax code.
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More than US$20 billion per year in giving is potentially at stake.
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As Americans make decisions about year-end giving, how much of it will be influenced by their faith?
Charitable donors may share some common traits.
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Donors who support charitable causes have a 'taste' for giving, researchers found.
Federal workers based in and near Washington, D.C. raised a total of US$46,639,949.36 in 2015 through the Combined Federal Campaign of National Capital Area.
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By some measures, Americans are giving less to charity through their jobs than they used to. But many companies say that increasing this kind of charity is a priority for them.
Taxing inherited wealth builds in an incentive for the rich to give more and splurge less.
Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
Millions of Americans donate to relief efforts after natural disasters.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
What’s the role of faith in service?
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Religious values, deeply rooted in texts, serve as an important motivator for giving. Religious Americans volunteer more, give more, and give more often.
Americans make charitable donations for many reasons.
Economic trends, not politics, typically influence how money money Americans donate to charity. Yet some advocacy groups say their donations surged after the 2016 presidential election.
The number of Americans who can get a tax break through their charitable contributions could tumble during the Trump administration.
The tax changes Trump and GOP lawmakers propose would reduce charitable giving, research suggests. But letting everyone use a tax break mostly enjoyed by the rich might prevent that.
A scholar explains how yoga is being Christianized in different parts of the world. But some Hindus and Christians argue that yoga is fundamentally Hindu.
Tech billionaire Sean Parker and his wife Alexandra Lenas Parker are among today’s youngest and most ambitious donors.
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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.
Shooters exposed to lead at work over long periods of time, like military personnel in firing ranges, risk a range of medical complaints.
Millions of people who shoot, for work or leisure, risk lead poisoning, according to new research.
A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.