Helen Flannery

Helen Flannery

Helen Flannery is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and long-time researcher and data analyst in the nonprofit sector.

Articles by this author

"For every dollar a millionaire gives to charity, the public subsidizes 37 to 57 cents of that donation through diminished tax revenue." Views
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
If You Take a Charitable Tax Deduction, You Should Actually Give to Charity
In every community, there are nonprofit charities that serve real needs: local food pantries, programs addressing the opioid crisis, the Red Cross chapters that come to our aid after a storm. Charities provide vital services to the people and places they serve. These organizations lean heavily on...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Gilded Giving: What Happens When Billionaires Dominate the Charitable Sector
The last couple of years have been boom years for philanthropy. Total donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations rose in 2015 to over $373 billion, a 10 percent increase since 2013. But behind this statistic is a troubling trend. The charitable sector is getting a growing number of...
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