The first survey of its kind in 15 years also indicated that the number of couples in which one partner makes decisions about giving for the whole household is rising.
Despite evidence that cash payments can help improve well-being, they have limitations as well, according to a development economist.
The line between supporting welfare on one hand, and paying for core services on the other has become more blurry since the pandemic
In the 19th century, Purim became an occasion to hold fancy dress parties, the proceeds from which were given to charities. These parties helped American Jews gain a standing among the elite.
While support for social services and historically black colleges and universities rose sharply, these donors spent a tiny fraction of what the government distributed to people who needed help.
A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.
Christmas is traditionally a time of giving, including to charities and the needy. But what happens when so few of us carry cash anymore?
On Nov. 7, when President-elect Joe Biden urged in his address that we “give each other a chance,” his words summoned Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address of 1865.
Using a common tool for measuring subconscious stereotypes, a scholar assessed how bias against dark skin can influence an inclination to support a charity serving people in low-income countries.
The "voluntourism" business promoted by WE Charity conflicts with efforts to decolonize global health and international development.
The growth of private foundations in Canada has occurred at the expense of government tax revenue. Philanthropic donations are dollars that have been redirected away from universal social services.
Donations to food banks surged as the pandemic raged. But they're on the decline again just as people need more help.
Over the course of the campaign, nearly 20,000 of you made donations. We couldn't be more thankful.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal battle with polio, and his steady hand while overseeing a national eradication campaign, highlights decisive leadership against a virus that terrified America.
Social distancing has made giving to the poor – an obligation under Islam – harder this Ramadan. Meanwhile Muslim nonprofits are feeling the strain of the economic downturn.
Most Christian churches were relying heavily on 'collection plates' to pay their bills before the pandemic struck. And less than half were doing any online fundraising as of 2018.
Donated goods often not only fail to help those in actual need but cause congestion, tie up resources and further hurt local economies.