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Love Wins! What's Next for Marriage Equality?

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Amidst the vast news coverage and social media explosion in celebrations and jubilee of the history-making decision granting marriage equality for sam...

The Power of One: How Individuals Are Raising Millions for Nepal Relief Efforts

Breanna DiGiammarino | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Breanna DiGiammarino

Crowdfunding platforms are raising millions of dollars from thousands of people to support Nepal relief efforts.

10 Important Causes We Can Make Progress On In The Next Decade

Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact

This month, The Huffington Post will celebrate our 10-year anniversary. While we are proud of our past and what the HuffPost family has accomplish...

Through IGNITE, Students of Greater Newark Get a Fresh Set of Experiences

Golriz Moeini | Posted 05.16.2015 | Education
Golriz Moeini

The other day on my drive home I was listening KPFK to the story about education. The journalist, who is a producer on the show did a piece on the suc...

The Art of Being Alive Series: On Meaningful Living

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 04.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

The art of being alive is an inspirational and humanities project that explores what it means to live a meaningful life and to live fully alive. It se...

5 Super Bowl Commercials About Something Greater Than Selling A Product

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News

Sunday night wasn't just about football and Katy Perry -- several social causes got their time in the spotlight, too. This year, Super Bowl adverti...

MLK, Jr. Asked Us 'What Are You Doing For Others?' Here's How We Answered

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact

In a legacy as profound as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, one thing is for certain -- the civil rights leader lived to help those who needed him most....

Nonprofit Employment Actually Grew During The Recession: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Nonprofits are becoming an increasingly vital aspect of the American economy, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. For the first tim...

Charity Tax Breaks Only Extended Through End Of 2014

Forbes | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Charities wanted permanent tax breaks, but instead the Senate last night passed a one-year tax extenders bill, only good through Dec. 31, 2014. That l...

11 Top-Rated Charities That Changed The World In 2014

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact

Not all nonprofits are created equal -- just ask Charity Navigator. The watchdog group tracks charities nationwide to help donors have a better un...

10 Gifts For Gals That Empower Women Around The World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

Updated on Dec. 11, 2014; 10:41 a.m. EST This holiday, give the leading ladies in your life a gift that also helps women in need. HuffPost Impac...

Here's A Great Way To Tell If Your Date Is A Jerk

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact

It's OK to put a little sexy into service. Research has shown that young people are more likely to volunteer their time if their friends join in. B...

The #Unselfie Captures Important Causes, Trumps Those Duckface Photos

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is here, and the Internet is abuzz making the world a better place. For the third consecutive year, Giving Tuesday m...

Adopt Don't Shop: An Exclusive Interview With Rescue Dogs Little Miss Lexi and Pumpkin

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Little Miss Lexi and her sister, Pumpkin, are spokes-pups for Posh Pets Rescue in NYC, and they want you to consider adopting special needs and senior rescue dogs before hitting the pet shop.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

This Dyslexic-Friendly Font Could Help The 1 In 5 People Living With Condition

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

A few subtle tweaks to a letter's shape can make a world of difference to some readers. By creating a new typeface with slight but impactful change...

Military Community Shares Innovative Ideas That Are Changing Our World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Got Your 6 wants all Americans to see the military community like it does. The nonprofit, which works to empower military members to become leaders...

Jane Lynch Raises Awareness for 'Adopt the Arts'

Reyne Haines | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Reyne Haines

Photo courtesy: Brian Lindensmith / All Access Photo Over the weekend, Jane Lynch partnered with CIROC Pineapple to transform her backyard into a tr...

Seeing Traces Of Sex Trafficking On Tinder Is A Reminder This Crime Is Happening Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact

Tinder users are never certain of what they'll see before swiping right, but they likely don't expect to find the face of a sex trafficking victim. ...

This Simple Tactic Could Get Donors To Give 75% More: Study

Science Mag | John Bohannon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

A representative from a charitable organization stops you on the sidewalk and asks for $100 to feed people starving in the developing world. And a lar...

This Little Person Asked Passersby How They Feel About The Term, 'Midget'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

The term "midget" comes from midge -- a small insect that resembles a mosquito. It's not a term of endearment, of course, but as Aaron Beelner po...

Why Millennials Would Rather Invest In A Cause Than 'Donate' To Charity

NPR | ELISE HU | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact

Millennials are spending — and giving away their cash — a lot differently than previous generations, and that's changing the game for giving, and ...

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

The Heartbeat That Changed the World

Tim McDonald | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

This first step to letting people feel your heartbeat. That is, assuming you know what cause has meaning to you, or that you truly care about. This is my story of learning to share my heartbeat instinctively.

Beyond the Ice-Bucket: A Deeper Challenge

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Marc Erlbaum

Life is full of challenges. Some are profoundly life-changing, and some are cold and wet. The ice-bucket challenge was not only great summer fun, it was also one of the most positive and productive viral campaigns in history.