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.
Donors who support charitable causes have a 'taste' for giving, researchers found.
A provision in the House's pending tax bill would let religious and secular nonprofits engage in political speech without facing a penalty.
Charitable giving and government aid can shortchange disasters that follow other disasters.
Caring about someone you have never met, this new brain research suggests, may have a lot in common with caring about the people you love.
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.
Digital innovations are making it easier to give to charity and for donors to become informed before they support nonprofits.
By some measures, Americans are giving less to charity through their jobs than they used to. But many companies say that increasing this kind of charity is a priority for them.
The tax agency singled out both conservative and liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny.
Offering money as a form of atonement is easier for the movie mogul than finding someone who will accept it.
Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
One reason why the steel magnate spent so much of his fortune building libraries across the nation and abroad is that he saw handing large fortunes to the next generation as a waste of money.
After a hurricane strikes or an earthquake makes shockwaves, support nonprofits that are clear about what they do and how they will spend your money.
Why do nonprofit fundraisers juxtapose calls to feed the hungry, house the homeless and cure cancer with champagne toasts?
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Irma is admirable. Doing some homework might make your contributions go farther.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
If you want to do the greatest good, send money.
There are reasons to channel Harvey aid through the nonprofit despite evidence that it wasted money following Haiti's earthquake and fumbled Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.