Some people are more inclined to give when they know their friends will find out.
Donor premiums are a common fundraising tactic. But recent research suggests that they are not cost-effective.
The idea of welcoming the stranger is central to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Today, that engenders a responsibility to shield refugees and other immigrants from violence and oppression.
The $4 billion that foundations are pledging to spend within five years amounts to less than 1 percent of what businesses and governments spend on global warming every year.
Shortages and high prices are making pharmaceuticals, often including generics, out of reach for millions of Americans.
Exxon Mobil has a clear motive to back a new plan to tax carbon with its clout and money. And a carbon tax that is high enough to work might prove politically impossible to enact.
The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to make charitable donations easier and more affordable through a new employee benefit.
Harvesting gains from digital money by giving some of it away can be better for donors than the nonprofits they support.
Donations to relief efforts tend to dry up within a few months.
The urge to provide disaster aid is borne out of the best characteristics of humanity. But it's important to consider when to donate to disaster survivors, along with what and to whom to give.
Adopting best practices like making it easier for staffers to blow the whistle when they observe wrongdoing can help.
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.
The billions of dollars worth of aid dispatched every year to alleviate the suffering and damage after earthquakes and hurricanes would do more good if it didn't get clumped up.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
If you would like to assist from afar, let the professionals procure goods and services.
Checkout charity research suggests that it can boost sales and doesn't ward off customers who don't contribute.
Donations from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to Charities Hosting Events at Mar-a-Lago violate the spirit but not the letter of federal tax law.
On top of boosting South Sudan's development, these groups are showcasing what refugees can accomplish in the US.
Israel's increasingly conservative policies on social and religious issues appears to be playing a role.