Category: Research & Reports

From out of the past

At the same time Bill Clinton was soliciting support for his presidential library, Hillary was taking “active role” in obtaining tax breaks for potential donors. “In the Clinton administration’s final months, then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton took an active role in White House efforts to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time that the William J.… MORE >>

The seediness of the scam

The Atlantic has a story about 4 related cancer nonprofits who collectively used $187m in donations to “pay for posh jobs, jet-ski trips, and other luxury goods”.… MORE >>

Anti-wind nonprofit stirs up controversy

After battling wind farm for years, founders of Friends of ME’s Mountains agreed to end legal battle in return for settlement–and removed board members who objected.… MORE >>

Two studies on religiously motivated giving

Pew study tried to determine if declining religious participation in the US will have a domino effect on charitable giving; NPQ examined IUPUI study and weighs in here.… MORE >>

Contributing to local economy

The Ann Arbor community foundation crunched the numbers and concluded that robust nonprofit arts scene has $100m impact on town’s economy. “Nonprofit organizations cannot, by definition, turn a profit.… MORE >>

Clinton resigned, collections dropped

Canadian nonprofit in partnership with Clinton Foundation showed “sharp drop” in giving after Hillary Clinton resigned as secretary of state. “A review of financial documents for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada) shows the charity’s revenue dropped substantially in 2013, the year Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State.… MORE >>

Helping Nepal

If you’re interested in donating to help earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, CNBC’s is one of the better reports on the reputable outlets you can use.… MORE >>

Russia’s new opportunity

Russia’s current economic crisis might be incubating a new generosity, as more “ordinary Russians” start giving to charity and corporate donors scale back. “Even as Russia’s economic crisis sees corporate donations decline dramatically, charitable organization [sic] are seeing more and more ordinary Russians step up to the plate.… MORE >>

Compulsive giving

A Brazilian man’s compulsion for philanthropy resulted from brain injury, and sheds light on neurological component that compels us to give. “The history of neuroscience is littered with patients whose behavior changed in bizarre ways after they suffered brain damage.… MORE >>

Pure click bait

(Or maybe “chick bait”?) Researchers in Britain claim men are more likely to give to charity when an attractive woman is face of campaign– and another man has donated first.… MORE >>

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