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Chopping Textbook Costs

College textbooks are notoriously expensive, but a two-year-old nonprofit is hoping to change that.

Nature Philanthropy, Part 4

The final piece of our Nature Philanthropy journey discovers urban respites and natural waters.

Nature Philanthropy, Part 3

Part 3 of our delve into Nature Philanthropy showcases historic American sites, as well as cultivated beauty.

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Nature Philanthropy, Part 2

Part 2 of our Nature Philanthropy exploration finds redwoods, Idaho parks, and mountain canyons.

Nature Philanthropy

Donated lands have become some of our most beautiful national treasures.

Eyes on Ospreys

Thanks to local D.C. philanthropy, the ospreys are returning to the area, and we’re learning more about them.

Philanthropy’s Toehold in China

Though China is home to an estimated 358 billionaires, exactly none have signed the Giving Pledge. But views on charity in China may be evolving.

Failing One’s Way to Success

The Up Side of Down offers a candid reckoning of how badly things really can go wrong, and a field guide to why and how “failure can be the best thing that ever happened to you (though it may sometimes feel like...

Briefly Noted

Charity rises in China. Disrupting the textbook market. Flight of the ospreys. A murky future for donor-advised funds.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Living Lands & Waters

An award-winning nonprofit leader is hauling junk out of our grimiest rivers.


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A compendium of the Great Donors, Great Achievements, Great Ideas, and Latest Facts on private giving in the U.S.