Non-profits provide critical services and social support for communities. They also provide settings where vital forms of social capital are produced.
Rather than protecting some of the world’s most vulnerable children, many of Africa’s orphanages are exploiting them.
Excessive donation requests can end up triggering donor fatigue or inspiring accusations of ‘social washing’.
Effective altruism, often called ‘EA,’ is closely linked to utilitarian philosophy and calls for donors to carefully scrutinize whether their giving makes an impact.
In the Charitable Corporation Scandal, a group of politically connected directors leveraged the company’s altruistic image to attract investors – before raiding the funds to prop up other ventures.
Child sponsorship is often billed as a significant way of improving children’s lives. However, sponsorship is based on narratives that fail to address the role of rich countries in global poverty.
A study of what customers experience when they’re asked to chip in for a cause during checkout suggests that retailers should be careful about participating in these campaigns.
While ‘patron’ is a position with no formal power, it’s an important role for members of the royal family.
Virtue signaling is designed to communicate specifically to one partisan tribe and to affirm its moral superiority. A scholar of ethics and politics explains why that is unwelcome in a divided US.
Competition is hurting charities and the causes for which they raise funds. There must be a better way.
The 2022 federal budget implements long needed regulations to support the charitable sector.
Far more people are dying of hunger around the world than in Europe’s new war.
To date, the program has provided nearly $10 million to roughly 137,000 of the country’s poorest citizens.
Give with your head, not just your heart, advises a scholar who has studied donations made after disasters and other crises.
Three scholars weigh in regarding the priorities of these wealthy American donors, who gave less to social service and racial justice groups than in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Muslims also gave more to causes tied to relief from economic and health problems that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australians love mass sporting events and raising money for charity. Under COVID, these activities have taken a major blow.
The investor has already given half of his $100 billion fortune to charity and he has pledged to disburse nearly all of the rest.
Canadians should consider place-based giving, or donating ‘at home,’ through local community foundations that are well-positioned to navigate and bolster the post-pandemic recovery.
Behavioral economics, long employed in grocery stores to guide customers to certain products, could be employed by food banks and pantries to encourage healthier choices.