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What's wrong with giving money away? Even generosity has critics

Dec 10, 2013
Each year, Americans give away billions of dollars. Some of those donations, particularly the large ones, come in for criticism.
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The realities -- and pitfalls -- of giving away money

Dec 10, 2013
One philanthropist passes on lessons she's learned, including the risks of "following your passion" without doing your homework
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The roots -- and some results -- of the charitable tax deduction

Dec 9, 2013
The tax break for charitable deductions reflects American attitudes about government, and about the best way to help others.
Posted In: tax, deduction, philanthropy

Charitable foundations aren't just for the über-rich

Dec 9, 2013
There are some 80,000 private charitable foundations operating in the U.S. today, and you don't have to be crazy rich to launch a one.
Posted In: Charitable giving, charitable deduction, philanthropy

Giving to the arts, culture and humanities

Dec 8, 2013
In 2012, giving to organizations geared towards supporting the arts, culture, and humanities jumped 7 percent, totaling over $14 billion.
Posted In: philanthropy, Arts, museums

Charities count on Thanksgiving dollars and volunteers

Nov 25, 2013
Donations of time and money during the holiday season can replenish the volunteer corps and the coffers of non-profits all year long.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, food banks, philanthropy

In the wake of federal shutdown, philanthropists step up

Oct 9, 2013
Charitable donors have come forward with funds to support programs shuttered in the wake of the government showdown.
Posted In: philanthropy, head start, shutdown

Facebook: The business of philanthropy

Aug 21, 2013
Four billion people in the world don't have access to the Internet -- now Facebook, and other tech giants want to change that.
Posted In: philanthropy, Facebook

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

The 5 philanthropists you should be watching

Feb 13, 2013
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's 50 most generous donors from 2012 list shows that there are more donors under 40 giving away more than ever before. Here are five you should pay attention to.
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