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

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 01.20.2015 | 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."

Building a Shared Vision: The Next Step in American Progress

Irv Katz | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Irv Katz

The nonprofit sector has become an indispensable part of the American economy and society. While there have been cuts in government investments, if the past hundred-plus years (as well as the interest and vigor of the millennials) are any indication, the sector will continue to grow.

Slain NYPD Officers' Widows Receive Over $1 Million In Donations To Pay Off Mortgages

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact

Supporters have rallied around the families of two NYPD officers who were killed days before Christmas. The widows of slain officers Rafael Ramos a...

Worker Productivity Can Jump 30 Percent When It's For A Good Cause: Study

Phys.org | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 per cent, according to the findings of a new study from the University of Southampt...

These Were The 10 Biggest Gifts To Charity In 2014

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact

Sometimes the 1 percent can come up big. This year, the top 10 philanthropic gifts to American nonprofits totaled $3.3 billion, according to the Ch...

College Basketball Player With Inoperable Brain Tumor Raises $1 Million For Charity

Associated Press | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A cancer charity backed by Ohio college basketball player Lauren Hill has used a final push to reach her goal of $1 million in dona...

With Holiday Giving, Be Merry and Be Wise

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Some for-profit companies solicit donations under the name of charities but give little -- if anything -- to the cause and the communities they claim to support.

We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy...

Brilliant Light Show Riffs 'All That Bass' And Moves Passersby In Huge Way

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact

It may have been dubbed "Quiet Corner Christmas," but this Brooklyn, Connecticut home is anything but demure. Chris Lambert decked his festive abod...

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

Heather Spires | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Heather 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...

'Angel' Quietly Pays Off All Of Store's Layaway Gifts With $50,000 Donation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact

Breaking: Santa has been spotted in a Pennsylvania Walmart. Or so it seems. According to the chain's Silver Springs Commons store, an anonymous ...

Chronically Ill Mom Forced To Choose Between Medicine Or Food Gets Help From Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact

Dahlia said she wasn't the type of person who'd ask for help -- the hardworking mother of three had had a job since she was a teenager, after all. ...

Teaching Children to Be Charitable

Christine French Cully | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

This time of year, even the kindest children are susceptible to a bad case of the "gimmes." One good way to manage their expectations is to help them find ways to give back.

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...

What Will You Do For Giving Tuesday?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

There's a new date to put on your holiday calendar -- Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Introduced in 2012 as an international day of charitable giving, the idea behind Giving Tuesday is to channel some of the spending energy that flows around Black Friday and Cyber Monday into giving energy.

Donating -- Is It the American Way?

Marc Joseph | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 priva...

Democratization of Philanthropy Through Crowdfunding

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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.

Want to Be Happier? Give More. Give Better.

Brady Josephson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Giving to others gives us pleasure. It makes us happier people which in turn leads us to give more which makes us even happier and... you get the picture.

Humble at Heart: 5 Lessons to Giving Back Stacey Lucchino Style

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 01.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

If you are like me, you instead go out of your way to find the entrepreneurial spirit in the room who has an amazing back-story, a heart of gold, and the humility to figure out a way to give back at every turn in her life.

Some People Talk About Change, Lisa Schultz of The Peace Project Makes It

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Lisa Shultz of The Peace Project and The Whole 9 Gallery is one of those people, someone who's not only out to make a tangible difference in the lives of real people around the world, but an innovator who's putting her time, effort, money and incredible drive right where her mouth -- and her mission -- is.

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...

Most People Shouldn't Give To Charity And Don't Have To Feel Guilty About It

Business Insider | STEVE SIEBOLD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan recently made headlines for their $25 million donation to the Centers for Disease Control Fou...

The Rich Are Getting Richer, But They're Giving Less Of Their Income Away

MarketWatch | Quentin Fottrell | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

The amount of money wealthy Americans are donating to charity is falling as a percentage of their income. Before you denounce the 1%, new research fin...