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Charitable Giving

Rethinking 21st Century Philanthropy

Natalia Martinez | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Natalia Martinez

Our informal guiding theory is that a rising tide can lift all boats. Larger, community-wide tipping points are the result of the gradual accumulation of individual tipping points, of people "turning on" to trust their own potential, and that of their ideas and projects.

Making It Better: Philanthropy As a Trailblazer for Social Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I've always been fascinated by how people see three things: good, change, and value. It's this curiosity that first sparked my interest in the Philanthropy space.

Boy Donates Birthday Money To Kids Of Fallen Officer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.20.2015 | Good News

"It made me feel good because I knew that I was helping someone else." So says Carson Atkins, who used his ninth birthday party earlier this month ...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Surpasses All Past Records in 2014

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

It feels like 2007...at least in the nonprofit world as that was the height of the philanthropic contribution levels. And yes, seven years after the devastating recession, charitable donation levels have exceeded the banner year of 2007 for the first time.

Here's How You Can Be The Most Helpful When Donating To People In Need

Mashable | Katie Dupere | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact

Giving back is important, but all those canned pineapples and piles of forgotten T-shirts aren't really doing the trick. Take Hurricane Sandy as an...

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...

Moving this Summer? Donate Your Food

Laura McHolm | Posted 05.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

While you are packing up all of your belongings, you can also be opening up your spirit of giving. In fact, the act of giving while you move will actually make your move easier.

Jack Black Breaks Down Meeting Homeless Ugandan Boy Who Just Wants An Education

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

America recently got to see a whole other side to jokester Jack Black. In support of Red Nose Day, the funny man traveled to Uganda and took a gli...

Cuban Overtures: On the Road With the Minnesota Orchestra

Jesse Rosen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Cultural diplomacy is what the policy wonks call it. On the ground in Havana with the Minnesota Orchestra, Marilyn C. Nelson, the orchestra's vice chair and tour underwriter, calls it love.

Coldplay Created A Mockumentary Spoofing 'Game Of Thrones' For Charity

Associated Press | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty years ago, Richard Curtis suspected two things: People like to laugh and they like to do good. Red Nose Day has annually p...

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

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

Boy's Birthday Wish To Help Nepal Raises More Than $31,000 For Relief Efforts

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact

Family heritage and giving back are two very important things to Neev Saraf. When the 8-year-old from Laurel, Maryland, learned about the two recen...

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...

More Charities Are Accepting Bitcoins To Tap Into A Younger Pool Of Donors

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact

Save the Children is thinking ahead when it comes to the ages of its donors -- that's why it decided to go digital. “We want to remain contempora...

And, STOP Calling Me a Non-Profit!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.05.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Exactly why are "non-profits" considered second-tier? Why should a "corporate" business card trump one that reads "non-profit?" Why are (relatively speaking) so fewer dollars directed to social good than to commerce and industry?

Peter Singer Argues for 'Effective Altruism' for Charitable Giving in His New Book

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.27.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Whether you agree or disagree with Professor Singer's arguments I guarantee they will move you out of your comfort zones and make you think deeply about what you do with your money and if your charitable giving really does the most good you can do.

Personal Stories, Not Scary Stats, Encourage Donors: Study

www.theguardian.com | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact

There are several questions that have fascinated behavioural scientists for decades: why do people ignore information that is right in front of us? Wh...

Local Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, 50 individuals and families have joined us, each giving $1 or more a day to support grantees in 55 countries. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

The Top U.S. Charity Donors Gave 28% More In 2014 Than They Did The Year Before

Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

The Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington released its annual list Sunday of the top 50 American donors to nonprofit organizations in 2014. Here are...

$75 Million Pledge To Help Reduce Number Of Nonviolent, Poor, Mentally Ill In Jail

Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) -- In an effort to reduce the number of people locked up in local jails around the U.S., the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundati...

Norway Drops Plan To Jail People For Helping Homeless

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact

OSLO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Norway's government dropped a plan to ban begging on Thursday after opposition parties and rights campaigners said it would ...

NFL's Crotch-Grabbing Fine Should Go To Women's Shelters, Local Charities: Lawmaker

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch got a little carried away after his team won the NFC championship game on Jan. 18. He grabbed his cro...

Don't Dismiss Teens Who Volunteer Just To Boost Their College Applications

New York Times | Nicholas Kristof | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact

In my last column, I wrote about a high school buddy, Kevin Green, a warm and helpful man who floundered in a tough job market, hurt his back and died...

Family Reunited With Son Forced Into Child Slavery After Haiti Earthquake Tore Them Apart

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

Chantale's life was turned upside down when the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti tore her family apart. Not only was she forced to move out of...

Why Millennials Don't Put Money In The Church Offering Plate

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 03.22.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Luxury shoppers in the Millennial generation have been given a label by the retail industry: HENRY, meaning "High Earner, Not Rich Yet."