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Charitable Giving

How Can You do the Most Good with Your Charitable Giving? This Expert's Answers Might Surprise You

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

GiveWell is a relatively young (started in 2007) charity rating agency that makes recommendations to donors based on the expected impact of their doll...

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. reached $373.25 billion in 2015, a 4.1% increase in current dollars and a 4.0% increase i...

Agora for Good: Let’s Democratize Donations

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

The nonprofit sector occupies a surprisingly large proportion of the US economy. In 2014 alone, nonprofits received over $250 billion in individual do...

The Rob Benzon Foundation San Diego

Mike Spradley | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Spradley

How does a community mourn the loss of purity? That is the moment when you feel your grief so profoundly you have to do something. That is the moment the foundation was born.

And Now a Word From Our Sponsors: How Brands Can Reinvent Philanthropy

Paul Polizzotto | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Paul Polizzotto

As social responsibility becomes an increasingly important part of the conversation between corporations and consumers, brands have the opportunity to re-imagine their advertising models.

Not Enough Fish in the Sea? Los Angeles County Charitable Giving Down $1 Billion Since 2006

John E. Kobara | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
John E. Kobara

When I was very young, I was captivated by fishing. The idea of throwing a line into a mass of impenetrable water and imagining what you might catch o...

High-Impact Philosophy: Making the World a Better Place

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how you define change.

The Death of Prince: The Stages of Grief for an Estate Planning Attorney

Alexandra Smyser | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Alexandra Smyser

How could a man who fought so hard to re-gain control over his musical legacy not have created a plan for it after he died? How could a man with a philanthropic heart not have cemented his charitable legacy with testamentary gifts? Et tu, Prince?

Staying the Course for Hope and Humanity in Health Care

Susan Northover | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Susan Northover

Health care involves a great deal more than medical care. It involves safe and stable housing, access to healthy and affordable food, and tools and resources to stay connected to other people and a wider community. It involves humanity and hope.

March Gladness: the Bracket That Keeps Giving

Cyndi Chen | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Cyndi Chen

Tab for a Cause is a free browser extension that takes advantage of advertising revenue to raise money for charity. Typically, the way that online advertising works is that advertisers pay publishers to deliver impressions on an ad.

Live Like the Powerball Winners Without a Winning Ticket

Dan Mason | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Mason

The bottom line is that you don't have to become a billionaire to live abundantly. All that is required is to consciously choose each day to see the abundance that already surrounds you and to act with intention to create the life of your dreams.

Does Pornhub Really Care?

Kristin Battista-Frazee | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Kristin Battista-Frazee

Tying orgasms to good causes might appall some people, but it's undeniable sex has always been a powerful driver of behavior. So why not harness Pornhub's website traffic and marketing prowess for a greater good?

Here's How You Can Give A Real Helping Hand This Holiday

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact

The holidays are in full swing, and many people are reaching out to those in need. There are multiple ways to volunteer, but alas, some are more helpf...

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...

Animals Get More Support Than Kids. Even Animals Agree That's Wrong.

Teresa Huizar | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

Americans now donate more than $2 billion every year to charities that protect animal welfare. Yet we donate less than a quarter as much to charities that prevent child abuse and help abused children reclaim their lives.

What Do Extenders Mean to Your Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

Each year, many children across the world wait to see what Santa will bring them for Christmas. But if you're into taxes, the jolly fellow isn't anywhere on your radar. Instead, you're waiting to see what Congress gives you this year -- hopefully by the time you read this piece.

Thanks a Lot. You Gave Me My Christmas Present and It Cost Me $218,000!

Rick Steves | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Together, you contributed $218,000. And with my match, we collectively raised more than $430,000 to help power Bread's work in explaining to our Congress the needs of our nation's poorest, homeless, and hungry people.

"Never" Is the Better Answer

Tim Delaney | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Tim Delaney

When should donors provide their Social Security number to a nonprofit? Common wisdom and universal advice from endless sources say "never." But a dan...

Fifty Shades of Green: How to Support Sexual Freedom With $150

Andrew Park | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Park

Between the presidential elections, a potential new Justice on the Supreme Court, and possible changes in the Catholic hierarchy in Rome, next year is bound to have an exciting mix of sexual freedom debates. Giving to groups now can help you to feel connected to the upcoming battles.

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Grow 52%

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

The growth in #GivingTuesday not only shows the momentum of the movement, but also the key role digital technology plays in helping donors contribute to the causes that matter most to them.

Rising Above the Noise: How Your Nonprofit Can Stand Out Online

Brian Cute | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Brian Cute

The Internet is increasingly becoming more crowded. With more than three billion people online and 3.5 billion Google searches a day, nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies alike are competing to capture the limited attention span of the modern Internet user.

#GivingTuesday Is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Company This Year

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

As Thanksgiving looms, company leaders across the world are building thanks to their communities through their year-end giving campaigns. For many businesses, this year's corporate philanthropy effort will reach its zenith on December 1st, also known as #GivingTuesday.

WATCH: What Makes a Good Samaritan?

HooplaHa | Posted 09.15.2015 | Good News

This wonderful world is full of all different types of (good) people. Those who use their time to make the world a better place are on the top of the list. A good Samaritan is defined as a charitable or helpful person. Would you consider yourself one?

Why I Still Give to Oxfam

Brad Hurley | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Brad Hurley

When I'm debating whether to buy something I want but don't really need, I sometimes have an imaginary conversation. With an imaginary person. Let's call her Daliya.