Institutions that benefited from donations from benefactors such as Epstein are facing hard questions. In a somewhat similar ethical debate in 1905, a pastor argued for return of a Rockefeller gift.
Because large organizations have bigger budgets, they can more easily afford to excel at online fundraising through social media.
Their initial grants do not insist upon filing reports that might indicate what works best. And without more affordable housing, the problem is sure to continue.
New research on consumer behavior shows that we tend to match some types of choices the people around us make, but not others.
For International Day of Charity on Sept. 5, a history of how the Christian Herald mobilized Americans in the late 19th century to give millions for the relief of global suffering.
Billionaire Robert F. Smith made a big splash when he told Morehouse grads he would pay off their student debt. Yet his generosity adheres to a long African American tradition.
Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn't compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.
It may be easier to give money away when you budget for it.
Could these extra hands do more for the nonprofits they assist?
A recent gift by billionaire Robert Smith to pay off the student loans of 2019 graduates of Morehouse points to the potential of America's black elite to pay off all black students' college loans.
Although far fewer Americans took the charitable deduction on their tax returns, giving stayed fairly steady, according to the annual Giving USA report.
Young children should be given a bigger role in deciding which charities their schools and families support.
Melbourne and Sydney are members of 100 Resilient CIties, which the Rockefeller Foundation has said it will no longer fund. So what has the global network achieved? And what can we learn from this?
As the debate over what ails philanthropy heats up, the questions are going beyond whether massive charitable donations help or hurt society.
Some, like Melinda Gates and Priscilla Chan, became affluent through marriage. Others, like Oprah Winfrey, earned fortunes on their own.
Those who don't give often face less media scrutiny.
Congress can fix this by updating the tax code.
It's not necessarily because of Islamophobia.
Australia is about to witness the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in our history, but giving through bequests in wills is currently low.
The White House proposed these cuts for three years in a row. That clashes with longstanding bipartisan leadership regarding rights for all people with disabilities.