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Weaponizing Charity to Advance a Political Agenda

August 25, 2022 /

by Chuck Collins

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by Helen Flannery


Barre Seid’s record-breaking $1.6 billion donation to the Marble Freedom Trust boosts right-wing advocacy efforts. This kind of dark money giving allows multi-millionaires to buy influence and set the public agenda — avoiding taxes in the process.

The Rise of the Monster DAFs

August 2, 2022 /

by Chuck Collins

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by Helen Flannery


Rising like monsters from the deep, donor-advised funds (DAFs) have finally caught up with foundations as the wealthy donor’s charitable warehousing vehicle of choice — and are poised to eclipse them.

Giving USA 2022: Charity Sector Stable but Increasingly Top-Heavy

July 14, 2022 /

by Chuck Collins and Helen Flannery


Giving USA 2022 is the gold-standard report on charitable giving in the United States. But this year's story glosses over two important pieces of long-term context: what has happened to the giving capacity of typical Americans, and where much of the charitable giving has actually gone.

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