EBay Founder Pledges $100M to Fight Fake News and Hate Speech

Taken aback by the way “fake news” has wormed itself into mainstream political discourse, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar is pledging to fight misinformation and hate speech. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will be among the independent and investigative media outlets that will receive funding from Omidyar’s coffers over the next three years. According […]

6 Tips for Raising a Child to Be Philanthropic

If you’re a philanthropist yourself—no matter the amount or size of your gifts—you probably want your children to follow in your footsteps and learn the values of generosity and kindness to other living beings. But sometimes it seems like there’s so much distraction, you don’t know if your hopes are falling on deaf ears. Here are […]

PayPal Giving Fund Under Legal Fire

PayPal is facing a lawsuit over its Giving Fund platform, which plaintiffs maintain isn’t delivering their money to the charities it promises. The platform purports to give 100 percent of donations to the charity indicated by the donor, and in some cases offers a 1-percent match. But that doesn’t seem to be working out. According […]

Eric Trump Foundation Is Under Fire

It looks like the charity scandal apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Trump family, as Eric Trump is under fire for his own Eric Trump Foundation’s seeming inability to follow IRS rules for charities. Chief among the problems is widespread conflict of interest, as the foundation regularly makes donations to pet projects […]

Can Patreon Serve as a Nonprofit Fundraising Tool?

The Internet has changed the way we do a lot of things, and there are many platforms available for crowdsourcing—that is, raising money through small payments or donations by a large number of people. These have been particularly useful not only to artists, who they are often created to serve, but also to nonprofit organizations. […]

Trump’s Election Caused a Huge Spike in Donations to Nonprofit News Outlets

Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise, but nonprofit news sources like ProPublica, the Marshall Project, or NPR, have seen a huge boost in donations since Donald Trump won the presidential election. For example, ProPublica received $750,000 in donations after the election—much more than all the money raised from small-dollar donors in 2015. This is […]

How You Can Stand with Standing Rock

By now, most people have heard of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protesters that are working hard to prevent it from happening. These protestors have been radicalized or ignored by mainstream media, but in and of themselves they are an impressive group of people. The protesters are based at the Oceti Sakowin Camp. This […]

Giving Helps in the Short Term, but Can Harm in the Long Term

Americans donate a lot of time, money, and goods to charity, and that’s great. In 2014 alone, we donated $358 billion. But there’s a problem with this as well: sending aid somewhere isn’t always the best way to help with a problem. In fact, it can hurt after a while. Following a disaster like Hurricane […]

Should A Donor’s Criminal Actions Tarnish a Charity?

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is planning to return more than $1 million in donations and gifts, which were made with money stolen from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund, made by “party animal” Jho Low. In July 2016, Low was implicated in stealing $3 billion from 1MDB, which is earmarked for developing that country. Low and […]

How to Help Homeless Youth

With both hurricane season in the southeast and winter approaching the north, people have been taking this time to stock up on supplies. Everyone’s grabbing extra batteries and cans of soup. Many forget that this is an especially tough time of your for those without a roof over their head. This is especially true for […]