The Red Cross forced Gerald Anderson to resign from his position as head of the global charity’s half-billion-dollar response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake after concluding that he’d sexually harassed at least one subordinate, and then helped him secure a high-paying job with Save the Children.
As part of an effort to disappear potential conflicts of interest, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump recently announced he’d dissolve the Donald J Trump Foundation. Meanwhile, the 45th President of the United States says its unfair that his son Eric must now give up charity work.
Lack of transparency in philanthropic foundations, which cost taxpayers, raises ethical questions, argues Elizabeth Cham, an Honorary Fellow at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney.
If you want to help Haiti recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, don’t donate to the American Red Cross. That’s the message from some Haitians.
Andrew Rudd, a lecturer in English at the University of Exeter, explains why we still give to charity when the “direct connection between the individual giver and the recipient has broken down”.
In December, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) revoked the registration of a Canadian charity that acted as a “receipting agent” for a tax shelter arrangement.