Normally, giving declines when the economy contracts. But charitable donations grew anyway, two researchers explain.
A research team found that crowdfunding is a popular way to support social justice causes. They also determined that little of this charitable giving supports strangers.
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.
The first survey of its kind in 15 years also indicated that the number of couples in which one partner makes decisions about giving for the whole household is rising.
Arts organizations have been particularly hard hit, but many may benefit from new sources of emergency government funding.
In some cases, big donors are supporting higher education to support a philanthropic strategy that includes racial and economic justice.
Whether they are single or married, giving as a group or on their own, women express their generosity in distinct ways.
The number of people assisted by food banks had been growing over the two decades before the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, these nonprofits are facing even more demand.
Nicknaming a lake, planning your route or simply seeing a 'Welcome to your park' sign can help visitors feel more like a public place is their own to some degree.
Nonprofits are being forced to do more with less money, which may force many of them to close within the next couple of years.
No matter who chooses whom, many sponsors of children in need see God as the real driving force when they enter this arrangement with far-away strangers.
A survey suggests that most Americans feel that discussions about charitable support may interfere with the relationship between doctors and their patients.
Using a common tool for measuring subconscious stereotypes, a scholar assessed how bias against dark skin can influence an inclination to support a charity serving people in low-income countries.
Two scholars have found links between generosity and physical attractiveness.
From thousands of people chipping in as little as $5 to George Floyd's GoFundMe to donations well in excess of $1 million to HBCUs, anti-racist philanthropy is rising.
The trend of paying housekeepers unable to do their work and ordering takeout when it isn't essential can be seen broadly as a form of charitable giving, according to philanthropy researchers.
Food pantries, the providers of services to the homeless and similar organizations now face enormous challenges.
It's too soon to say what will happen with philanthropy in 2020, but looking at 2019 may offer some clues.
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.
Far fewer Americans include plans for bequests to nonprofits in their wills than give to charity on a regular basis. The pandemic could be a good reason to change that.