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Charities are unclear about how they can engage in democracy because the terms in the proposed bill are unclear. Shutterstock

New electoral law could still hobble charities

A parliamentary committee has identified major flaws in the Australian government's proposed changes to electoral law, which have big implications for charities.
Former Humane Society chief Wayne Pacelle, flanked by Senators Richard Blumenthal (left) and Chuck Schumer (right), resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Amy Sussman/AP Images for Humane Society of The United States

When do-good nonprofits are bad at dealing with #MeToo moments

Mission-driven workplaces, it so happens, can be pretty bad at rooting out leaders who are sexual abusers.
Some telemarketers retain nearly all of the charitable dollars they solicit. Gajus/Shutterstock.com

When charities let telemarketers gouge donors

For-profit fundraisers often keep more of the money they collect on behalf of nonprofits than they should but Ohio's attorney general is accusing a charity of serving as an accomplice to a crime.
Australian Acting Special Minister of State Senator Mathias Cormann, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Attorney-General George Brandis at a press conference at Parliament House to introduce the new foreign donations laws. AAP

Green groups and charities could be collateral damage in government’s foreign donation ban

The new foreign donations laws announced this week will potentially stifle the work of foreign funded charities and environment groups working in Australia.
What’s the role of faith in service? European Commission DG ECHO

How religion motivates people to give and serve

Religious values, deeply rooted in texts, serve as an important motivator for giving. Religious Americans volunteer more, give more, and give more often.
Most of the money Americans give to animal welfare charities helps causes that aid companion animals. www.shutterstock.com

Want to help animals? Don’t forget the chickens

A growing number of animal advocates want Americans to do more to aid animals raised in farms for food, rather than supporting groups that help cats, dogs and other human companions.

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