States crack down on deceptive charity fundraising

Dec 4, 2013
Most charities use in-house staff to raise their money. But some rely on for-profit telemarketing to get it done. A new investigation reveals the deception and corruption behind this billion dollar industry.
Posted In: Charity, fraud

At food banks, digital donations go farther

Nov 28, 2013
While food banks would never turn away that can of about-to-expire lima beans, those donations come with a lot of overhead.
Posted In: food banks, Charity, fundraising, homeless

How to find reputable charities

Nov 15, 2013
When disaster hits, a lot of people want to give back and support those in need. But how do you make sure your money is going where it needs to go?
Posted In: Charity, donation, Typhoon Haiyan

Giving away your inheritance

Aug 16, 2013
Here's a conversation that might prove tricky: a young adult who tells her parents that she plans on giving away her inheritance.
Posted In: family, family finances, Charity, Inheritance, wealth

The worst charities: Get information before you make a donation

Jun 14, 2013
A new investigative report reveals that many popular charities Americans give to generously actually don't help the causes they claim to raise money for.
Posted In: Charity, giving, philanthropy

Giving to Boston's victims: How to choose a charity

Apr 19, 2013
As Americans look for ways to express their compassion over the tragedies that struck Boston and Texas this week, we have some tips for how to give to charities without being scammed.
Posted In: giving, Charity, boston

I think the soup is worth $0.34, so that's what I'll pay

Mar 27, 2013
Panera Bread today expands its experiment in “pay what you want” pricing, allowing patrons in St. Louis to name their own price for a bowl of turkey chili.
Posted In: Panera Bread, Charity, Charitable giving

Charitable foundations look towards impact investing

Dec 28, 2012
Most charitable foundations take a big pot of money, usually bequeathed by a rich guy, and invest it for profit -- then take those profits and donate to charity. Great system … unless you aren't actually earning a profit.
Posted In: Charity, non-profit, Investing

Calling for 'The Great Tithe'

Dec 14, 2012
With the in-fighting in Washington over the fiscal cliff, the future of tax deductions for charitable giving is uncertain. But author and philanthropist Kevin Salwen argues, if anything, we need to encourage more giving.
Posted In: Charity, non-profit

Giving through the ages

Dec 14, 2012
Marketplace Wealth and Poverty reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji takes a look at how the charitable tax deduction has changed over time and why some think lowering it could benefit the middle class.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Charity, tax deduction, Taxes