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.
For-profit fundraisers often keep more of the money they collect on behalf of nonprofits than they should but Ohio's attorney general is accusing a charity of serving as an accomplice to a crime.
Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year.
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.
More than US$20 billion per year in giving is potentially at stake.
Before you reach for that checkbook or give to a charity online, pause to think about what makes a cause good in the first place.
After taking a class in which they give money away, students get more interested in donating to and volunteering at local nonprofits.