How You Should Budget For Charitable Giving Even If You Aren’t Rich

A few simple steps you can take to increase your capacity to donate — even on a tight budget.... Read more >

Fundraising for an Effective Cause During an Unrelated Crisis

In our research, we asked how organizations that provide effective aid can best remain relevant in donors’ minds, amidst a crisis that has consumed the media and donors’ limited attention.... Read more >

Is Extreme Poverty Being Neglected in the U.S.?

My Princeton colleague Angus Deaton has done us all a service by pointing to the existence of extreme poverty in the United States, and especially the failure of this affluent society to provide adequate shelter for homeless people. There is no doubt that governments at all levels should be doing more to meet this need. Yet it is disturbing that Mr. Deaton has started to doubt that, in our personal giving, we should prioritize the poor in developing countries over those at home. Mr. Deaton omit... Read more >

With tax reform, you might want to donate more this year. An expert weighs in on how to give wisely.

Given the large increase in the standard deduction in the tax reform bill just passed by Congress, some Americans may be less likely to itemize for charitable deductions in the 2018 tax year — a prospect that has some nonprofits worried that donations will go down. You might want to donate more this year, before the new rules take effect. But how can you be sure you’re giving to the right cause? Read the full article... Read more >