Dire Predictions That Tax Reform Will Depress Giving Appear to be Wrong—At Least So Far

Dire Predictions That Tax Reform Will Depress Giving Appear to be Wrong—At Least So Far

A major falloff in charitable donations may yet materialize as a result of changes in federal tax law. But interviews with more than two dozen experts who track nonprofit giving reveal that fundraising kept going strong in 2018, with many groups pulling in donations at record levels.

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Does Anyone Care? A Case Study of Funding Research on Rare Diseases

Does Anyone Care? A Case Study of Funding Research on Rare Diseases

Funding for rare diseases rarely comes from foundations or billionaire donors. Instead, it mostly comes from the families and friends of people affected. Here’s an example of how a small community of donors can underwrite significant research.

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“Why Would Anyone Want To Do This Work?” A Fundraiser’s Lament

“Why Would Anyone Want To Do This Work?” A Fundraiser’s Lament

Do today's young people have what it takes to succeed in grueling jobs that generally consist of 90 percent rejection? A veteran fundraiser reflects on the growing challenges—yet exhilarating upsides—of chasing donors.

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