Empathy is a prime underlying motivator in charitable giving. Can empathy be taught and learned? A group of social science researchers thinks it can, and they’ve created a smartphone app that aims to do just that.
Giving USA recently released its Annual Report on Philanthropy, and the numbers look promising with regard to fundraising from individual donors. Of the estimated $390.05 billion contributed to U.S. charities in 2016, donations from individuals rose 4% over the previous year.