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.
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.
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.