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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.
It feels great to see hope light up in the eyes of a beggar in the street as you stop to look at them when others pass them by without a glance. Their faces widen in a smile as you reach into your pocket and take out your wallet.
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.
Today, with the help of humanitarian data scientists, mission-driven organizations are aiding people living in extreme poverty and enduring the food crises.
Beware: the handout approach to development assistance is back in fashion. As a former US government employee responsible
But to some veterans of the charity world, giving cash is worrisome. When we first reported on this we spoke with Carol Bellamy
Morocco is one of the more developed countries in Africa, but only about half -- 56 percent -- of its population can read
Why aren't more nonprofits giving cash instead of traditional aid? Until recently, we didn't have the data to show how effective cash transfers can be. We also never had the technology to transfer cash to the poor cheaply and reliably.
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.