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The former president, seen here with the highest paid basketball coach in the NCAA, was known for getting into March Madness. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

What is March Madness – and the nonprofit that manages the mayhem?

Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
Volunteers assemble food to be distributed to low-income schoolchildren in Pittsburgh through a government-funded program. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

How to get more Americans to volunteer

The share of people who give their time to good causes is starting to dip.
Former Humane Society chief Wayne Pacelle, flanked by Senators Richard Blumenthal (left) and Chuck Schumer (right), resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Amy Sussman/AP Images for Humane Society of The United States

When do-good nonprofits are bad at dealing with #MeToo moments

Mission-driven workplaces, it so happens, can be pretty bad at rooting out leaders who are sexual abusers.
About 1 in 20 taxpayers may fill out this part of their returns beginning with the 2018 tax year. Sean Locke Photography/

Charity and taxes: 4 questions answered

The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
Some telemarketers retain nearly all of the charitable dollars they solicit. Gajus/

When charities let telemarketers gouge donors

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.
To mark its 30th anniversary in business, the national PetSmart chain is donating enough food to serve animals in need an estimated 60 million meals. Sandy Huffaker/AP Images for PetSmart

Giving and fundraising: 4 essential reads

Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance The Rapper, is donating millions of dollars through his SocialWorks charity to shore up Chicago’s public schools. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

An ethical guide to responsible giving

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.
Academic research and coursework on giving and volunteering are growing more popular.

Learning by giving: How today’s students can become tomorrow’s philanthropists

After taking a class in which they give money away, students get more interested in donating to and volunteering at local nonprofits.
That looks like a good match. Peshkova/

How to get the biggest bang out of matching funds

Nonprofit fundraisers have long relied on matching funds to encourage giving without knowing if they work. Recent research suggests one way to make the most out of challenge gifts from big donors.
The Ballarat Road project in Maidstone and Footscray, Melbourne, will transform vacant land into housing for people at risk of homelessness. Schored Architects

Portable units and temporary leases free up vacant land for urgent housing needs

An innovative collaboration between government, a non-profit group and philanthropists has found a way to provide urgently needed housing on land that would otherwise be left vacant for years.

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