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Religious congregations deserve tax-exempt status for non-pecuniary reasons, too

Religious organizations make us more charitable, but they provide a more basic benefit: giving individuals a social identity.

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Save the world with Sam Bankman-Fried

Perhaps we should not ask college students in their early twenties to save the world. Perhaps we should start by asking young people to be humble, volunteer at food banks, and do what little good they can.

On giving thanks

Remembering Lucy, who chose to serve others on Thanksgiving day, even when she had so little to give.

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Sam Bankman-Fried’s downfall is more than a black eye for Effective Altruism

SBF’s close affiliation with William MacAskill and the Effective Altruism movement cast a dark shadow over the legitimacy of Effective Altruism and its leaders.

Elon Musk, “philanthropist”

The strangeness of Elon Musk’s statement explaining his Twitter purchase exposes the strangeness of billionaire “philanthropy.”

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Coloradans to vote on deduction limits that would undermine charitable giving

As Coloradans head to the polls, they face a ballot measure that would cap itemized deductions. This would harm state charities by decreasing giving.

How real estate gifts can benefit your donor and your charity

It is important for fundraisers to understand the value of asset-based gifts. Not only are they good for your organization, but they are good for your donors, too, often creating a win-win situation.

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Billionaire philanthropy and the corrupting influence of money

What motivates the “philanthropy” of billionaires?

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Forbes ranks the wealthiest Americans’ charitable giving

As it turns out, the wealthiest Americans are not doling out their fortunes in vast percentages.