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Charitable Organizations

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...

'Operation Shower': Easy to Admire, Hard to Forget

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Most of us still remember Operation "Just Cause," the December 1989 invasion of Panama ordered by President George H. W. Bush.

15 Ways To Clean Out Your Closet And Make A Difference

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style

Letting go of things is never as easy as decluttering experts say it's going to be. But when you've reach the point where your closet rod starts to be...

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?

How Do We Define Effectiveness for Charitable Organizations?

Steve Nardizzi | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Steve Nardizzi

Like any other business, nonprofits need funding to effectively fulfill their mission and serve their populations. And yet, charitable organizations are too often under fire for fundraising and operating costs.

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...

7 Ways To Leverage Your Tax Refund Into Something More

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

The average tax refund is around $3,000. If you are lucky enough to get a refund. That may not sound like a lot, but there are some interesting ways to leverage that return.

If I'm Changing the World for the Better Why Do I Feel So Bad?

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Cunningham

If we want to stand for what we believe, to change the world for the better, I am convinced we must learn to make choices not just based on "what we can do," but based on "what we can do and still stay sane and healthy."

4 Ways You Can Save The World (Without Moving To Mali)

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Want to make a difference but don't know where or how to start? Consider these unexpected but realistic ways... from a man who's spent his life giving...

7th Annual Project Healing Waters Two-Fly Tournament Raises $220,000

Ed Felker | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports
Ed Felker

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing utilizes fly fishing and fly tying in the rehabilitation of disabled servicemen and women in Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers and Warrior Transition Units all across the country.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Major Nonprofit Coalition Backs Obama's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama added another powerful budget negotiation ally when one of the nation's largest and most prominent charity coalit...

Your Start-Up Life: "Find What You Love to Do"

Rana Florida | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle is a modern day super hero. His beneficiaries aren't just animals but people too, who can achieve a better and truer kind of humanity by changing the way we treat the creatures we share the planet with.

Dan Froomkin

Do Koch Bros. Have A Master Plan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Anyone wondering why the ultra-conservative billionaire industrialist Koch brothers are trying to seize control of the libertarian Cato ...

Help Arrives for Afghan Children Freezing to Death

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

This past Saturday, American troops delivered 1,000 blankets for the 6,000 refugees in the Kabul Charahi Qambar camp -- the same camp where several children have already died from the cold.

How to Start a Non-Profit

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.21.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Personal experience will provide the passion and insights needed to build a non-profit social venture. But remember, where money is the overriding motivation, an organization should be established on the for-profit model.

Fascinating People of 2010

Hayley Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Hayley Griffith

Tory Burch is not only an award winning designer and working mother of 3 but an active philanthropist.

Top 400 Charities See Billions Less In Donations, Biggest Percentage Drop Ever Recorded

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — A new ranking of the nation's 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ...

Serve a Senior this Summer -- And Help the Kindness Catch On

Gina Furia Rubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gina Furia Rubel

In honor of "Twilight Wish Foundation Month," the national nonprofit is asking everyone to do a spontaneous act of kindness for an elder -- visit a housebound neighbor, drive a friend to the doctor, treat an elderly relative to lunch.

Give Until it Hurts: I Promise, It'll Feel Good

Marika Holmgren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marika Holmgren

The end of the year is just a couple of days away. Giving is easier than ever before: you can give through traditional channels, or use new giving strategies through Facebook or even a text message.

Literary Community Rallies Around Author Through Donations for Silent Auction

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cicily Janus

In artist communities around our country, it is imperative that we support each other and gather the support of others outside the community, especially in times of trouble.

Hey, Who Doesn't Want to Be a Millionaire?

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joel Epstein

According to a recent report the number of millionaire households around the world fell from around 11 million in 2007 to 9 million last year. The only region going the other way -- Latin America.

Madoff Scandal Proves That Foundations Need Stronger Leadership

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Dorfman

The foundations that had the poor judgment to invest with Mr. Madoff share one thing in common: they all were governed by small, homogeneous boards of trustees.

America's Poor Give The Most To Charity

McClatchy | Frank Greve | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- When Jody Richards saw a homeless man begging outside a downtown McDonald's recently, he bought the man a cheeseburger. There's nothing ...

China Journal, May 14, 2009: NGO’s

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madeleine M. Kunin

There used to be "old China hands" who spent a lifetime trying to figure out China. I'm beginning to conclude that it could take another lifetime to figure out who China is and where it is going today.

What Can You do as an Individual to Uplift Humanity?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mallika Chopra

The power that each of us has in our families, particularly as mothers, is incredible. We shape the world view, the biases, the sense of understanding and compassion in our children.