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Charities news and analysis from The Nation
December 22, 2016
You Might Not Be in the Mood to Give. But This Is When Your Support Is Needed Most.
Government support for the needy will get scarcer—so your holiday donations will be more important than ever.
September 29, 2016
Donald Trump Is a Worse Crook Than Bernie Madoff
Madoff only scammed his rich clients. Trump could scam us all.
August 5, 2016
The Super-Rich Have Found a New Way to Wield Political Power: Philanthropy
While traditional political giving has not gone away, a new source of influence is emerging.
July 21, 2016
The Future of Philanthropy
Is a new gospel of giving on the rise? Eight philanthropic thinkers weigh in.
March 28, 2016
Documents Show Just How Suckered Students of the Trump Institute Felt
Former students of Trump schools vent their rage and disbelief in newly revealed letters of complaint compiled by the Texas attorney general.
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December 3, 2015
Here’s How the Left Should Think About the Chan-Zuckerberg Announcement
Could the Facebook family change the status quo of Silicon Valley philanthropy?
November 25, 2015
A Holiday Reminder: Give Thanks for the Groups Who Resettle Refugees, and Live Up to American Ideals
On this holiday that celebrates gratitude, be thankful that religious and nonprofit refugee-aid workers are also fighting Islamophobia.
November 5, 2015
The Beauty and the Costs of Extreme Altruism
What if you were so troubled by suffering and inequality that you changed your life entirely?
October 22, 2015
Letters From the November 9, 2015, Issue
Inside out and outside in… Gates’s gilded gospel… obstacle illusions…
October 1, 2015
Philanthrocapitalism: A Self-Love Story
Why do super-rich activists mock their critics instead of listening to them?