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Let's Not Forget These Hindu Voices in the World of Social Uplift

Murali Balaji | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

One of the great things about The Huffington Post is its willingness to provide a forum for open discourse about the role religion can play in social ...

This Woman Thrives By Helping Others

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After traveling to Africa several times and seeing families in need, Lizzie Randazzo knew she wanted to do something to help. She started Market Color...

Impact Leadership -- A New Era of Volunteering in the United States

George Sifakis | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
George Sifakis

Non-profits rely on volunteers to accomplish their mission and therefore must establish strategies and the bandwidth to effectively attract, engage and manage a volunteer workforce.

Viola Davis: From Stealing Food to Survive to Stealing Scenes

Jeff Rivera | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

I had the opportunity to talk to Davis about how she juggles motherhood, the new demands of fame, overcoming ageism and hair-ism in Hollywood and how her life has changed dramatically since The Help.

The Next Generation of Indian Giving: Philanthropy and Young South Asians

Megha Desai | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Megha Desai

My hope is that my generation of South Asian Americans will embrace both India and the US as the "home bases" of their communities and choose to give back to any aspect of society with which they personally connect.

What Charities Are Saying Instead of "Get out Your Wallet"

Philip Webb | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Philip Webb

One million people just got the same tweet: "Watch a Movie. Change the World." @NelsonMandela is on to something.

How One College Will Help 27 Charities in One Afternoon

William Lambers | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

On Saturday, April 12 at 3pm, at the Schueler Athletic Field, people are invited to come and walk around the campus track using the free app Charity Miles. When you download this app it keeps track of your workouts.

Report: N.Y. Telemarketing Companies Kept 62 Cents Of Every Dollar Raised In 2012

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact

A discouraging new report released by the New York Attorney General’s office confirmed what many experts have long warned: Giving to charity through...

New Web Series Follows Life-Saving Journey for Dogs

Josh Duhamel | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Josh Duhamel

Loving families adopted many of the dogs within a matter of days. After many months on the road filming and interviewing, we are finally ready to show the world what great work the Rescue Waggin' program is doing, all over the country.

18 Amazing Ways To Give Back With $5 Or More

Posted 02.18.2014 | OWN

Whether you have a few bucks or a hundred-dollar bill, here are easy ways to help out. By Arianna Davis If you have $5... Help send an a...

5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day With Meaning

Perla Ni | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Perla Ni

How can I bring more meaning to a day that has become yet another opportunity to show affection and commitment through expensive presents and bouquets of flowers forced to bloom in the dead of winter?

The Less-Than-Charitable Cost of Tax Reform

William Daroff | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
William Daroff

Even in our fragile economy, Americans still want to give back to those who need help the most. However, charitable giving will suffer should the deduction be limited.

20 Ways To Make An Incredible Impact In 4 Hours Or Less

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

By Emma Haak Giving back doesn't have to mean giving up every weekend. 1-5 Minutes • Want to save a life? Sign up for your state's d...

Envelope Season

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 03.23.2014 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

This is the season where awards shows give out their envelopes of excellence. I'm more concerned with another kind of envelope, the kind charities sen...

Open Letter to Those Who Don't Give to Charity

Eric Friedman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

I bet I know why you don't give. You're not a bad person. Actually, you're probably a pretty good person: caring, compassionate and generous with your friends and family. But you're skeptical of charities.

An eLearning Revolution Is Starting In Rural Africa

Stephan Spencer | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Stephan Spencer

Meet Elizabeth, a twelve-year-old who walked over 10 kilometers to school and back every day. Despite her class being crowded -- sometimes with 75 children for each teacher -- she was lucky to receive an education at all.

Nonprofit Fraud Robs Charities of Substantial Dollars

Eugene Fram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Some directors argue boards can do little to prevent fraud. I argue that every director should know enough about finances to raise issues about questionable activities.

Philanthropy Avoiding Power

Mark Rosenman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark Rosenman

Our current crisis in democracy is the fruit of the philanthropically-uncontested conservative strategy.

LOOK: That's Quite An Entrance, D-Wade

The Huffington Post | Vanessa Martin | Posted 09.27.2013 | Miami

Dwyane Wade not only wears the number three on his jersey, he's also a triple threat: He's a NBA championship-winning basketball player, a philanthrop...

Human Nature and Charity

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Kevin Richberg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHuman nature is inexorably fused with any charity, no matter how it is run. And human nature's drivers of selfishness, greed, emotion, altruism, and society (the human predisposition for associated living) are biologically incapable of being removed from the equation.

9/11 Charities Making The Biggest Difference

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact

In the 12 years since the tragic World Trade Center attacks, a number of organizations have committed their missions to meaningfully remembering the t...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Going Back to School and Giving Back to Educators

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

I believe in the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." Let's work together to be a close-knit village, ensuring all students have the items and materials they need to be successful.

Is It Charity or Is It Community?

Irv Katz | Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact
Irv Katz

Another challenge to charity in 21st century America is donor confusion and disenchantment. And why not? It is very confusing, what with the huge numbers of causes and organizations coming at us, a lack of clarity of what is government and what is charity, and our dated notions of charity.

Four Young Men, One of Them Dead

Dorothy Lucey | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Dorothy Lucey

This is a story of four black teens. One of them is dead. Let's be optimistic. Let's start with the three who have so much to live for. I went to ...

Never Trust a Beggar

Ron Nikkel | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

It is not just street people who are begging, it is also organizations who beg on behalf of others. As one of such "beggars," I feel immense responsibility to respect donors and the purpose of their contributions, for they are giving to God and I have a holy stewardship.