Howard University, in Washington, D.C., recently got its finances in order.
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Any HBCU closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially hinder the careers of many Black Americans.
Some are financing a boost in grantmaking by selling bonds.
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Due to a 'once-in-a-century crisis,' five big foundations are spending more of their assets on grants than usual. Some are issuing bonds to finance their extra support for nonprofits.
Volunteers distributing food in Valley Stream, New York.
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Food pantries, the providers of services to the homeless and similar organizations now face enormous challenges.
The Ford Foundation, under Darren Walker’s leadership, is joining with other foundations to give more money away.
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It's too soon to say what will happen with philanthropy in 2020, but looking at 2019 may offer some clues.
Spanx founder Sara Blakely has signed the Giving Pledge.
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A careful review of more than 200 letters written by the wealthy people who signed the Giving Pledge over its first decade suggests a big contradiction.
The demand for services nonprofits offer is surging.
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This measure, included in a pandemic relief package, is supposed to encourage Americans to give more to nonprofits.
President and Mrs. Roosevelt enjoying after-luncheon conversation with patients of the Warm Springs Foundation.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal battle with polio, and his steady hand while overseeing a national eradication campaign, highlights decisive leadership against a virus that terrified America.
Volunteers distributing drive-thru iftar meals outside an Islamic center in Falls Church, Virginia.
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Social distancing has made giving to the poor – an obligation under Islam – harder this Ramadan. Meanwhile Muslim nonprofits are feeling the strain of the economic downturn.
Remote worship is becoming the norm during the pandemic.
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Most Christian churches were relying heavily on 'collection plates' to pay their bills before the pandemic struck. And less than half were doing any online fundraising as of 2018.
The main characters of ‘The Good Place’ become better over time.
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Brain science suggests that seniors care more about the welfare of others than younger folks do.
At Columbia University and hundreds of other schools, all students are suddenly learning online.
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For higher ed, this is a crisis of unknown proportions.
The wreckage in Nashville was extreme.
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Donated goods often not only fail to help those in actual need but cause congestion, tie up resources and further hurt local economies.
The rewards for doing this usually aren’t monetary.
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Because most people want to be perceived as generous, sometimes monetary incentives for doing a good deed are counterproductive.
The foundation Bill and Melinda Gates run has more assets than any other.
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The dean of the only school of philanthropy sees some good in the attention charity-related scandals are generating.
Jeffrey Epstein faced sex trafficking and conspiracy charges when he died in July 2019.
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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?
Rewarding charities that scrimp is less strategic than it sounds.
Trying too hard to keep spending low can make organizations struggle and take a toll on their staff.
Even if the thought counts, the effort might not be worth it.
Like any personal touch, there's a chance this common fundraising step makes people feel warm and fuzzy inside. But a five-year research project found that it doesn't make donors more generous.
UCLA gave $425,000 back to Donald Sterling in 2014 after he disparaged Magic Johnson.
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Colleges and universities should apply the best techniques of research and education to their own decision-making.
Eight charities will get the Trump Foundation’s remaining assets.
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Under a settlement reached with New York authorities, he must give US$2 million to nonprofits out of his own pocket. And if he wants to start another foundation, Trump must submit to close supervision.
The former site of a Panama City plumbing business remained a pile of debris months after Hurricane Michael.
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The gravity and force of this Category 5 hurricane that lashed the Florida Panhandle and other Southern states may never have fully registered on the public’s radar.