All posts by Maria Di Mento


Conservatives and Liberals Are Equally Generous, Study Finds

Political views do not predict how much money a person will donate to charity, according to a new study. But conservatives and liberals do support different kinds of causes.

Conservatives and people in conservative-leaning states are more likely than others to donate to religious organizations, while people in liberal-leaning states are more likely to donate to secular nonprofits, the study found.

The study was conducted by MIT researchers Michele Margolis and Michael Sances and was based on da…


New Ethics Tool Available for Fund Raisers

Fund raisers now have a new online tool available to figure out whether they give ethical issues enough priority and to measure how well their organization does in treating donors ethically.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals says that the tool—called the AFP Ethics Assessment Inventory—will help fund raisers identify steps they can take to do better in conforming to fund-raising codes of ethics. The tool asks fund raisers to gauge their accountability, courage, integrity, and wheth…