The NRA may fund political candidates but only with cash from U.S. donors. The group could face serious consequences if, as news reports allege, it broke laws and rules.
This tradition is so strong in the US that all lawyers are encouraged to volunteer at least 50 hours of pro bono service per year.
Without credible news and information, a healthy democracy is not possible.
Just like with Cold War-era red-baiting, there's an apparent effort to discredit and undermine critics of the US government.
When organizations dedicated to doing good make money their top priority, they get into trouble.
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.
There is a risk that the foundation's alleged disregard for its duty to serve others rather than one family's personal interests could become more commonplace.
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.
When conflicts over whether nonprofits have kept their word about how they said they'd use big gifts crop up, donors rarely get everything they demand as reimbursement.
Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens resigned over allegations tied to political contributions from concealed sources.
When public universities and their foundations take large sums of money from political and strategic philanthropists, they can’t safeguard academic freedom unless there's some transparency.
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.
Philanthropists give for many different reasons, but bequests could decline by about $7 billion a year.