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.
Reliable data on charitable giving is hard to come by. But based on the information available, very rich people are at least as generous as everyone else.
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.
A volunteering expert offers guidance on how to help at a time when you may need to keep your helping hands to yourself.
They're conducting research, accommodating testing facilities and turning dorms into quarters for medical professionals while also helping people muddle through hard ethical decisions.
The COVID-19 outbreak presents many opportunities for students to develop needed solutions to real-life problems, says a researcher overseeing school project to produce personal protective equipment.
Brain science suggests that seniors care more about the welfare of others than younger folks do.
From health care to social work, America's public schools bridge many gaps for children and their families.
The response by Chinese donors to this pandemic so far illustrates how the country's philanthropy is beginning to go global.
In the late second century, some Christian groups in Rome began directing financial aid toward people living in another city, who were going through a crisis. That act of giving has lessons for today.
A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she's getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
Without government intervention, three experts warn, HBCUs will have a difficult time bouncing back from the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
In past recessions, donors have tightened their pursestrings even as the need has grown. But two scholars explain why, at least for foundations, there's room for more generosity in tough times.
The founder of a black hair-care empire supported the NAACP and the Tuskegee Institute, helped preserve Frederick Douglass's home. She also tried to used her prominence to stop lynching.
For higher ed, this is a crisis of unknown proportions.
Donated goods often not only fail to help those in actual need but cause congestion, tie up resources and further hurt local economies.
This reorganization may provide roadmaps for other nonprofits to follow if they face abuse allegations in the #MeToo era.
Because most people want to be perceived as generous, sometimes monetary incentives for doing a good deed are counterproductive.
Save the Children's reputation appeared to bounce back faster than Oxfam's after public perception of both groups soured around the same time.
A growing number of groups you probably wouldn't think are churches are opting to be treated like churches. And the government isn't stopping them.