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4 tips for selecting charities after disasters like Hurricane Dorian

David Campbell, Binghamton University, State University of New York Hurricane Dorian’s destruction in the Bahamas, North Carolina and up the Atlantic coast provides a terrible...

Could black philanthropy help solve the black student debt crisis?

Mako Fitts Ward, Arizona State University When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at...

Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute

Andrew J. Fuligni, University of California, Los Angeles No longer children but not yet adults, adolescents need opportunities to learn and prepare for their entrance...

How Salvation Army’s red kettles became a Christmas tradition

Diane Winston, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Tinseled trees and snowy landscapes are not the only signs of the upcoming...

Not everyone wants their donations touted on Facebook or plastered on...

Karen Winterich, Pennsylvania State University I recently made a donation on a friend’s GoFundMe page. I paused over the box to hide my name before...

Want to help after hurricanes? Give cash, not diapers

Julia Brooks, Harvard University Some companies and community groups didn’t wait for Hurricane Florence to make landfall before organizing donation drives. But as a researcher...

How the new estate tax rules could reduce charitable giving by...

Patrick Rooney, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Congress and the Trump administration scaled back the estate tax when they enacted the new tax law. Although the government...

Just competing in March Madness is a fundraising win for the...

Brad Humphreys, West Virginia University The NCAA men’s basketball championship, better known as March Madness, raises big bucks even if the players aren’t paid. In...

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Why the Democrats’ new ‘debt-free’ college plan won’t really make college...

Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University and Dennis A. Kramer II, University of Florida Rising student loan debt and concerns about college affordability got considerable attention...