There are few legal tools to punish wealthy tax evaders. Yet we can hope that revelations such as the Panama Papers leak and articles such as this one encourage them to bring at least some of their millions and use it both to decrease our tax burden and address global suffering.
The Healing Arts Initiative is a nonprofit that brings concerts and theatrical performances to hundreds of thousands of disabled, elderly, and poor people each year.
We all have the power to prevent future WWP scandals and improve our society. We can be effective donors by adopting the attitude of savvy investors, and not only encourage our favorite nonprofits to be more transparent and accurately measure their impact, but also ensure that we can truly trust that nonprofit to spend our money wisely.
GiveDirectly has a straightforward approach to helping the world's poorest people: just give them cash, no strings attached
They've given away $15 million and counting, and the results have been extraordinary.
There are countless charities to choose from, and many do good work. But a precious few can say they dramatically improve or save people's lives in a cost-effective way, and then back up their claims with hard data.
The debate over unconditional cash transfers remains unsettled. It parallels a debate in climate policy over how to spend the revenues from a carbon price.
But to some veterans of the charity world, giving cash is worrisome. When we first reported on this we spoke with Carol Bellamy
Global Impact Awards Give $23 Million to Charities to Spur Innovation, Help Girls and Minority Students
Nonprofits have longed for years to have access to the best technology. Often, even the best of ideas have challenges when technology is involved, whether it's a technical or a funding issue. That's where the newly-announced Google.org Global Impact Awards come in.