Category: Research & Reports

More turnout for charitable giving than for elections

Americans are more motivated to give to charity than they are to vote for president: perhaps they feel charity will make more of a notable difference.… MORE >>

Common Core fails to fulfill its goals

Common Core critics have claimed that the hegemonic curriculum will not serve US students, and will not deliver the touted results; a recent report confirms those claims.… MORE >>

LA County giving down about $1B per annum

A recent report shows that the charitable donations in LA county have declined since the Great Recession; giving dropped to $6B in 2013, $1B less than 2006.… MORE >>

Italian report shows that Medici’s still hold Florentine wealth

Some interesting results from the research of Italian economists, which, if accurate, shows Florence’s wealth remains in the same families as in the 1400’s. “New research from a pair of Italian economists documents an extraordinary fact: The wealthiest families in Florence today are descended from the wealthiest families of Florence nearly 600 years ago.… MORE >>

Detroit’s Grand Bargain serves as a model for other rust belt cities

The “Grand Bargain” which has pulled Detroit out of bankruptcy was a combination of efforts from the state, labor, and philanthropy; Howard Husock argues it is a model for other cities.… MORE >>

Of hospitals with highest profits, most are nonprofit hospitals

A new report out of Johns Hopkins found that the majority (7 out of 10) of the hospitals that bring in the most profit are the hospitals that claim nonprofit status. … MORE >>

The Green Revolution impacts the energy world as well

The relationship between The Green Revolution and energy has not, to date, received a penetrating study; John Perkins gives an outline of those areas where this Revolution has impacted energy.… MORE >>

How do donors shape the reports of the press they fund?

“Nonprofit journalism” does not refer to reporting on “All things Charitable”, but to nonprofit media outlets; what ethical implication does funding journalism in this model have for freedom of press?… MORE >>

Give the poor the means to get out of poverty, not just money

Poverty, according to a new study from the Brookings institute, could be solved simply by the world’s billionaires effectively taking the pledge; this simplistic answer won’t meet the needs of the poor.… MORE >>

Corporate social responsibility continues to grow, and should not be imposed

Corporate social responsibility continues to rise both nationally and internationally; India has a law that corporations give 2% of their revenue, but there is and should not be a similar law in the US.… MORE >>

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