With events cancelled, charity shops closed and finances stalling, charities in the UK are being hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.
Sometimes philanthropists can move much more quickly than governments.
For higher ed, this is a crisis of unknown proportions.
Philanthropy in the form of financial donations is not a solution to the natural disasters caused by climate change. A new philanthropy of social change is needed.
Jeff Bezos $10 billion pledge is great, but is no match for a properly democratic transition.
Philanthropy is an increasingly significant source of revenue for universities, but the majority of donations go to five big universities.
From helping fight coronavirus to supporting education and biodiversity projects, China's tech billionaires have moved boldly into philanthropy, continuing what is an ancient tradition.
The dean of the only school of philanthropy sees some good in the attention charity-related scandals are generating.
There's no law forcing George Mason University's allied foundation to make the public university's donor deals public.
Companies can make a significant contribution to the resilience of communities, and they need not do so only for philanthropic or regulatory reasons. At times, it makes good business sense.
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?
This 1,000-year-old institution is not the solution to ageing Britain – here's why.
Colleges and universities should apply the best techniques of research and education to their own decision-making.
Institutions that benefited from donations from benefactors such as Epstein are facing hard questions. In a somewhat similar ethical debate in 1905, a pastor argued for return of a Rockefeller gift.
Because large organizations have bigger budgets, they can more easily afford to excel at online fundraising through social media.
Their initial grants do not insist upon filing reports that might indicate what works best. And without more affordable housing, the problem is sure to continue.
New research on consumer behavior shows that we tend to match some types of choices the people around us make, but not others.
For International Day of Charity on Sept. 5, a history of how the Christian Herald mobilized Americans in the late 19th century to give millions for the relief of global suffering.
Billionaire Robert F. Smith made a big splash when he told Morehouse grads he would pay off their student debt. Yet his generosity adheres to a long African American tradition.
Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn't compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.