The rewards for doing this usually aren’t monetary.
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Because most people want to be perceived as generous, sometimes monetary incentives for doing a good deed are counterproductive.
Allegations of sexual abuse can taint an aid group’s image.
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Save the Children's reputation appeared to bounce back faster than Oxfam's after public perception of both groups soured around the same time.
This might be a church. Or not.
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.
The College of New Rochelle closed in 2019.
It helps when school leaders are open about their financial struggles before it's too late to forge a good plan.
The foundation Bill and Melinda Gates run has more assets than any other.
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The dean of the only school of philanthropy sees some good in the attention charity-related scandals are generating.
The Charles Koch Foundation had a say in some GMU faculty hires.
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There's no law forcing George Mason University's allied foundation to make the public university's donor deals public.
There was something fishy about this $3 bill.
A historian connects the $100 billion reportedly at the church's disposal with the rocky start Mormons got in finance in the 1830s.
Nonprofit leaders aren’t particularly diverse.
Leaders like Ford Foundation President Darren Walker are the exception.
Organized religion is faring better than it may appear.
Fewer people belong to a congregation or identify as Protestant or Catholic. And yet, most congregations say their membership is growing or stable.
Susan Stamberg interviewed President Jimmy Carter during a National Public Radio call-in program in 1979.
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From the beginning, National Public Radio vowed that it would speak with 'many voices.'
Jeffrey Epstein faced sex trafficking and conspiracy charges when he died in July 2019.
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Giving away big sums of money is supposed to make the world a better place. So, why are so many deep-pocketed donors getting themselves and the causes they support in trouble?
Calif. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, discussing the lawsuit his office has filed against Purdue Pharma.
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The government has tried to harness a profit-driven drug industry to serve public health before.
Rewarding charities that scrimp is less strategic than it sounds.
Trying too hard to keep spending low can make organizations struggle and take a toll on their staff.
Even if the thought counts, the effort might not be worth it.
Like any personal touch, there's a chance this common fundraising step makes people feel warm and fuzzy inside. But a five-year research project found that it doesn't make donors more generous.
UCLA gave $425,000 back to Donald Sterling in 2014 after he disparaged Magic Johnson.
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Colleges and universities should apply the best techniques of research and education to their own decision-making.
Eight charities will get the Trump Foundation’s remaining assets.
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Under a settlement reached with New York authorities, he must give US$2 million to nonprofits out of his own pocket. And if he wants to start another foundation, Trump must submit to close supervision.
Kids in South Sudan await a daily meal from World Vision.
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Not everyone's a fan of this fundraising approach. But it does bring the needs of children in developing communities to the attention of many Americans.
Employee satisfaction rises when it’s OK to be your true self at work.
Salaries are not the only factor making it hard to keep talented people on board.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, watching the installation of a menorah outside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue.
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On top of the rising number of violent acts and vandalism incidents, American Jews are dealing with microagressions and prejudice that take a toll on their lives.
The former site of a Panama City plumbing business remained a pile of debris months after Hurricane Michael.
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The gravity and force of this Category 5 hurricane that lashed the Florida Panhandle and other Southern states may never have fully registered on the public’s radar.