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Did God Choose The Latest Powerball Winner?

Don McNay | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business
Don McNay

Will the Smith family be blessed or cursed by their "divine intervention?" God only knows.

This Restaurant Owner Promises To Feed Anyone In Need For Free

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.20.2016 | Good News

One restaurant has cooked up a whole lot of kindness. Indian Fusion, a Canadian restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, has a sign on its backdoor that invit...

Charitable Donations Expected To Drop For First Time Since Recession: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact

Charitable giving in the U.S. is on the decline for the first time since the Great Recession, which should serve as a “wake-up call” to nonprofits...

5 Ways to Be Charitable on a Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Wherever you are on the income scale, there's always a way to be generous to others in need without damaging your own budget. Generally, if money is tight, give your time. And if both time and money are tight, you can get creative. Consider these steps first.

Efffective Altruism: Conversations with Peter Singer

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

Altruism Meets Effective Altruism: Thoughts on Conversations with Peter Singer In October, I had the honor of participating in a public discussion...

A Post-#GivingTuesday Reflection

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

#GivingTuesday, a creation of the 92nd Street Y in New York City, is intended to bring together individuals, communities and organizations to celebrat...

Tax Words to the Wise for LGBT Couples at Year's End

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Whether you've been together for years or decades (or 10 minutes), 2015 taxes will be the first time many LGBT couples will be filing jointly on their federal and state returns because -- cue the trumpets -- we're married now.

3 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving on #GivingTuesday

Chris Wang | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Chris Wang

#GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and was a movement started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. This national day of giving was a response to the commercialization and consumerism that created Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Most Wealthy Americans Say Giving Back Is 'Essential' To Them: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact

A new report suggests the 1 percent is pretty well-intended when it comes to their charitable dollar. According to a study by U.S. Trust, 86 perce...

Should We Donate to Church or a Charity When in Debt?

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.19.2016 | Money
Steve Rhode

I've been helping people with problem debt for decades and for that entire time, a constant question has been the guilt or demand to donate when dealing with debt. It's a loaded subject.

Whatever We Can Do -- Helping Nepal

Anita Casalina | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Anita Casalina

My heart sank this morning when I heard that another very large earthquake had struck Nepal. As I write this, the reports say dozens more have been killed and perhaps thousands more injured.

Why A Little Competition Can Make Men Way More Generous When It Comes To Charity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact

Men may be more likely to display generosity for a good cause if there's a little competition involved. Researchers from the U.K. examined thousand...

Take the $100 Tip Challenge to Make Someone's Christmas and Your Own

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Heather Sample Spires

We're giving to a person who is working hard and trying to support her family on minimum wage and $2 tips. But this moment of giving is not just for her -- it's also for us.

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...

5 Cool and Easy Ways to Donate to Charity

Miranda Marquit | Posted 02.11.2015 | Money
Miranda Marquit

From the warm fuzzies you feel when you donate, to the tax deduction that you might receive, it makes sense to be generous.

Holiday Giving That Makes a Difference

Anita Casalina | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

'Tis the season for giving. I'm always looking for ways to combine gift-giving with funding sustainable, positive change for those in need. Here are the top ideas this year from our Billions Rising Foundation.

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...

Giving To Charity For The First Time? Read This First

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.31.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

The holidays can inspire people to adopt a generous mood. You're thankful for the blessings you've received and want to pay it forward -- and you've also realized charitable giving can lower your taxes, as well.

Democratization of Philanthropy Through Crowdfunding

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Nonprofits that are used to relying on super donors writing hefty checks need to learn to embrace a better way: The idea of crowd-funding, where numerous smaller donations add up, powered by social media marketing.

This Man Ditched His Birthday, Asked People To Donate To His Cousin's Cancer Fund Instead

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News

The day before Hazel Basilio learned she had ovarian cancer, she was doing what she loves: playing basketball as a member of the Guam Women's Masters ...

Have Fun While Fundraising

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

Do you like raising money for charity? Do you like being outdoors? The staff at WorkerAnts.com sure does. So we thought we would take a moment to h...

Despite Tax Drawbacks, Artists Find Reasons to Donate Their Work

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

As opposed to art collectors who are entitled to deduct on their tax returns the full market value of any object they might donate, the Internal Revenue Service only permits artists to deduct the cost of the materials used in creating their own artwork that they contribute.

Why We Must Raise Money for Ebola Now

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

For me, what is so ruthless about Ebola in particular, is the way it forces victims to anticipate death, be ostracized and feared and remain void of human touch and personal connection. My test results came back negative for Ebola. I had never been happier to have Malaria.

Building a Cancer-Free Future

Bill Couzens | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

We are deeply investing all we have in a shifting culture with time, energy and minimal resources. We are not selling treatment, we are selling prevention. There is no short term financial model for prevention -- no buildings, machines or treatments.

How We Can Help the Homeless

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Lissa Coffey

Although I showed her kindness and respect, I questioned what I could have done differently, how I might have been able to help her.