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.
By not attaching any strings to the money, championing representation and generally taking care to respect nonprofit leaders, she's following five best practices.
A survey suggests that most Americans feel that discussions about charitable support may interfere with the relationship between doctors and their patients.
Colleges and universities should apply the best techniques of research and education to their own decision-making.
There are limits to what charities can do now about past donors who are accused of morally reprehensible behavior.
The US$2 billion that the Amazon founder and his wife are donating to help the homeless and educate young kids may appear selfless. But this money may also soften calls to raise taxes on the rich.
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.
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.