Accelerating Charitable Efforts

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 file photo, a member of the American Red Cross distributes food to residents of Coney Island affected by Superstorm Sandy in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A year after receiving huge sums to respond to Superstorm Sandy, the American Red Cross experienced a 32 percent drop in charitable donations in 2014. It fell from ninth to 21st place among the nation's best-supported nonprofits _ its lowest ranking since The Chronicle of Philanthropy began an annual survey in 1991. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Should government leave some problems for the non-profit sector to solve?

Numerous recent polls show a low level of public faith in government. At least in some minds, that raises the question of whether the government is trying…

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