Thinking about philanthropy in a more complex way may help donors do more good.
When conflicts over whether nonprofits have kept their word about how they said they'd use big gifts crop up, donors rarely get everything they demand as reimbursement.
When public universities and their foundations take large sums of money from political and strategic philanthropists, they can’t safeguard academic freedom unless there's some transparency.
Philanthropists give for many different reasons, but bequests could decline by about $7 billion a year.
Taking part in the NCAA tournament tends to make a bigger difference for public universities that garner relatively few donations.
The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
Investor Bill Miller's $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins philosophy department clashes with conventional wisdom regarding the value studying the humanities today.
Mission-driven workplaces, it so happens, can be pretty bad at rooting out leaders who are sexual abusers.
The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
Wealth managers are playing an increasing role in determining what social causes are funded and how.
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.
Why you might be getting gratitude all wrong.
Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year.
The ritual might seem strange, but a sociologist spent eight years studying it – and found that there really is a therapeutic benefit.
Sadly, people sometimes deliberately give bad presents.
Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have.
Theology and history help explain why US Jews give more to charity than people who observe other religions or are not religious at all.
More than US$20 billion per year in giving is potentially at stake.
After taking a class in which they give money away, students get more interested in donating to and volunteering at local nonprofits.