A recent Brookings study revealed that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the development agenda set by the US and others for the first fifteen years of this century – were more successful than anybody knew. The study concludes that at least 21 million more people are alive today as a result.
Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money than investing in less deprived groups, saving almost twice as many lives for every $1 million spent, according to a new study by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Just 4% of the wealth of the world’s richest men could provide for entire globe: basic education, basic health care, adequate food, clean water and safe sewers.
Higher payout means larger grants, and larger grants mean more nonprofit activity. Under current IRS rules, private foundations are only required to distribute yearly a minimum of 5% of their net investment assets as payout.
U.S. charitable foundations have increased the amounts given to international causes at record levels. The growth of international giving reflects the changing world and the newer generation of givers.
While it may make you feel better to know that your charitable donations are going to organizations that are highly rated by online charity rankings, these sites fail to quantify the most-important and most elusive charity measurement.
The arrogance of foundations that regard themselves as ‘experts’ on everything, and the way they make life difficult for NGOs.
Suggestions on decisive volunteering steps designed to ensure the future of charity in your area.
Community investing refers to socially responsible investing strategies designed to have some direct, positive social impact stemming from the actual investment. This would include investing in underserved communities or international options such as microfinance.
Agricultural roots can help the poor of Africa’s densely populated slums get ahead. The "farm-in-a-sack" creates mini-farms that improve the nutrition intake of those families.
Being able to make a difference to a whole family is incredible, especially when for the price of a new PlayStation you can build a family a new home.
If your image of a philanthropist is a stout, gray geezer, then meet Talia Leman, an eighth grader who loves soccer and swimming,
Disasters often hit the poor the hardest. It doesn't have to be that way.
Nearly 3 million lives have been saved by HIV/AIDS treatment but scarce resources are being misspent and stigma is still keeping the most vulnerable from seeking help. And every day, more than 7,000 people become infected, more than twice as many as are able to start AIDS treatment.
A widely held belief is that if a man with HIV or AIDS rapes a virgin he will be cured of his disease.