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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates millions of dollars to journalism schools as well as other causes. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

What’s a major donor? A fundraising expert explains

How much money it takes to attain this status varies according to the size of the nonprofit getting the gift.
Eugene DePasquale, left, Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, in Harrisburg, Penn., Sept. 19, shows that even the traditional handshake with voters has changed in pandemic-era campaigns. om Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

From recording videos in a closet to Zoom meditating, 2020’s political campaigns adjust to the pandemic

How do you run a political campaign in a pandemic? From data brokers to advertising firms to voter registration volunteers, the players in campaigns are making adjustments, large and mostly small.
On November 12, 2019, in Venise, the sea rose 1.87 metres above its normal level, flooding much of the city. Ihor Serdyukov/Shutterstock

Notre-Dame and Venice: why such a gap in generosity?

More than 1 billion euros were donated after Paris’ cathedral was grievously damaged by fire in April. By comparison, just a few million euros were given after catastrophic flooding in Cité des Doges.
A volunteer sorts through donated clothing as part of a bushfire appeal. Generally, it’s best to give money - unless the organisation to which you are donating has requested specific goods. AAP/DEAN LEWINS

How to donate to Australian bushfire relief: give money, watch for scams and think long term

It’s worth thinking carefully about how to give, to ensure you’re not wasting your contribution or inadvertently making things worse.
Volunteer firefighting crews have attempted to crowdfund equipment and supplies. AAP Image/Supplied, DFES Incident Photographer Lewis van Bommel

Crowdfunding: when the government fails to act, the public wearily steps up

Farmers seeking relief from the drought and firefighters stretched to their limits have turned to crowdfunding for help. But public appeal shouldn’t replace good governance.

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