When we donate to an organization, it's implied that our gift will be used to advance its mission. Is it legal when nonprofits divert donated funds to other purposes?
As more big and complicated gifts flow to nonprofits, donors want more assurance that their intent is being honored. We look at a key case that shaped what rights donors have in this regard.
Individuals give more to charity than foundations by a factor of four to one. Yet individuals frequently undertake insufficient due diligence or follow-up. How can a philanthropy advisor help?
Private foundations are powerful vehicles for giving, but these entities are regulated in a range of ways that can be complicated.
Donor-advised funds are growing ever more popular. But a downside is that donors don't have full control of their money, as one couple learned the hard way.
A new charity scandal out of Nebraska reminds us that, with state watchdogs largely asleep when it comes to policing nonprofits, it's up to donors to do their own due diligence.