An exterior view of InfoCision's building in Dayton, Ohio.

High-profile charities distancing themselves from telemarketer following federal allegations


InfoCision agreed to pay $250,000 in January to settle complaint of “false and misleading” tactics.

The Federal Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C.

Telemarketer for conservative causes pays $250,000 fine

Man standing on stage looking out at crowd, photographed from behind

How two Minnesotans turned their online popularity into big money for famine aid

Anthony Quintano complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraising campaign that's gone viral around the world and prompted supporters of other causes to create their own versions of the challenge.

These eight ice bucket challenge spin-offs are boosting causes worldwide


When Kickstarter campaigns succeeds, but promises aren’t kept, there’s little recourse

Arts, Culture & Media

Eyebrows raised as Kickstarter touts its increased funding of the arts

Arts, Culture & Media

Kickstarter, the crowd-funding platform that collects donations for creative projects of all kinds, contributed $67 million to arts projects in 2011. According a Kickstarter founder, the site is on track to distribute more money to the arts in 2012 than the National Endowment for the Arts.

Financing midterm elections

Global Politics

With midterm elections less than a year away, how and where politicians are getting the cash for their campaigns.

Where Can I Give?

Deciding which charity to donate to requires doing a little homework.

Obama Backtracks Position On Super PACs

In order to help close the financial gap between his campaign and its republican contenders, the Obama campaign reversed its long-standing opposition to super PACs. The reversal marks the beginning of a new phase in the presidential race both in terms of strategy and ideology, and is yet another sign of the huge role that […]

The World

Tech: online giving on the year’s last tax day

This is a big week for charities who rely on online giving. Last year at this time, donors made nearly five times as many contributions compared to an average week, and their gifts were nearly 60% larger than usual.