The ugliness recalled by a National Slavery Museum gives corporate donors the jitters
A survey of donors in the aftermath of the Gulf Coast hurricanes finds corporate foundations were the leaders in funding recovery efforts
Larry Ellison's recent withdrawal of a gift to Harvard made headlines, but he's not alone in wanting control over his charitable gifts
The Sage of Omaha's $31 billion gift to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help it tackle some of the world's most vexing problems
Why should one of the richest men in the world give billions to one of the other richest men? Page Snow of Foundation Source explains why
With his massive pledge to the Gates Foundation, Buffett is changing the way people think about giving
Warren Buffett's surprise donation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation should make his annual auction luncheon even more exciting
Warren Buffett says most of his charity lunch guests want personal advice, not stock tips
Donations were up $15 billion in 2005, with almost half earmarked for disaster relief in the U.S. and overseas, and the trend is holding for 2006
That's the idea behind Ethos Water, now owned by Starbucks
The economics professor wasn't afraid to turn the rules of banking upside down
In an effort to give the humanitarian organization equal appeal to religious and ethnic groups, it has adopted a new icon
The gap between CEOs' salaries and the wages of other employees at nonprofit organizations is increasing significantly
A renowned expert on business management, Peter Drucker also encouraged nonprofit leaders to build community and focus on the common good
The Center for Effective Philanthropy offers foundations an unvarnished -- and often controversial -- evaluation of their charitable efforts
The outfit aims to make money building Third World computers. Maybe it can, but alienating Dell and HP could be the price of success
Companies from AMD to Yahoo are pushing devices and services aimed at bringing cutting-edge tech to parts of the world that need it most
The search titan's Sheryl Sandberg says the newly unveiled program of corporate philanthropy will fund "what's best for the world"
In a major initiative, companies and scientists are harnessing thousands of volunteers' computers to speed the search for a cure
SPECIAL REPORT: PHILANTHROPY 2005
Individuals, even more than corporate donors, are digging deeper into the causes that interest them to "fund the solution, not the problem."
With a $550 million gift to his foundation, John Templeton has this to say to skeptics and believers: "Maybe you're both right."
The financial legend gives money to a broad mix of scientists and priests, psychiatrists and social workers
Templeton Foundation's Charles L. Harper disputes charges that the group promotes intelligent design and a conservative agenda
A star-studded roster of top-name sports stars is helping worthy causes go for the gold. Here are some of them
Ira Fulton made a fortune building homes. Now he and his wife are spending it on scholarships and school buildings -- and hitting up their friends, too
A new report reveals that nonprofit officials are not in tune with public sentiment about such topics as marketing and government regulation
Young philanthropists have their own ideas about what causes to back -- and they aren't always the ones favored by their families
eBay's Pierre Omidyar discusses his goals for the $100 million donation he just made to Tufts University to start a fund for microfinance loans
Delegates to the upcoming White House Conference on Aging are charged with guiding national policy on issues affecting older people
A look at corporate and individual giving in 2003
A look at corporate and individual giving in 2002
CHARITIES TO CONSIDER
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