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Have A Big, Charitable Heart? Maybe You Belong In These Cities

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact

Cities can make names for themselves based off of lots of things -- delicious pizza, American-made cars and a terrific live music scene, to name a few...

Whatever We Can Do -- Helping Nepal

Anita Casalina | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

My heart sank this morning when I heard that another very large earthquake had struck Nepal. As I write this, the reports say dozens more have been killed and perhaps thousands more injured.

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...

Aid Agencies Rally To Help Victims Of Nepal's Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.25.2015 | World

Aid agencies are stepping up to provide relief to those in need following Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal, which has claimed over a thousan...

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...

Driving High-Impact Through More Strategic Partnerships

Steve Delfin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Steve Delfin

As an organization that sits at the nexus of employer-charity interactions, America's Charities sees how both employers and charities are struggling with this new reality as evidenced by our 2014 Snapshot Report.

Nonprofit Leadership: Smooth Successions and Successful Starts

Steve Nardizzi | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Steve Nardizzi

In today's society, nonprofit organizations play an invaluable role, providing critical services to some of our country's and world's most vulnerable individuals and driving real, positive impact.

Nonprofit Employment Actually Grew During The Recession: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Nonprofits are becoming an increasingly vital aspect of the American economy, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. For the first tim...

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...

11 Top-Rated Charities That Changed The World In 2014

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact

Not all nonprofits are created equal -- just ask Charity Navigator. The watchdog group tracks charities nationwide to help donors have a better un...

Holiday Giving That Makes a Difference

Anita Casalina | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

'Tis the season for giving. I'm always looking for ways to combine gift-giving with funding sustainable, positive change for those in need. Here are the top ideas this year from our Billions Rising Foundation.

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...

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.

1 In 7 Pregnant Women Could Die In Ebola-Hit Countries: Charities

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The rate of women dying in childbirth in West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic ...

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...

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...

The New Global Leader, Part IX: Dian Alyan, Building Homes and Futures for Orphans around the World

O'Brien Browne | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Born in Takengon, Central Aceh, Indonesia, Dian Alyan has lived a richly rewarding global life as a brilliant student, world traveler and highly succe...

Why Charities 'Are Missing Out On Several Billion Dollars' (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact

Nonprofits could be doing a lot more to better their online fundraising efforts, new research suggests. A survey by fundraising consultants Dunham...

Are You Ready for Aging?

Carol E Wyer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

It is imperative you maintain a sense of humor. That will help you hugely since after all, getting older is not for sissies.

The New Global Leader, Part VIII: Guillermo Chavez and the Gift of Giving

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Guillermo is co-founder and CEO of We Gift, a marketing agency whose mission is to help non-profit organizations and businesses by creating shared win-win relationships through creative marketing campaigns.

Why I'm Not Being a Party Pooper For Not Dumping Ice On My Head

Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld

While for me personally 10 dollars may be affordable, there have been quite a few people on Facebook who have complained about not having the free cash and feeling upset that raising awareness involved a mandatory donation. So no, I'm not doing the ice bucket challenge. Instead I donated money to help a poor mother food her children. And no, I'm not a party pooper.

How to Spot Financial Fraud in a Non-Profit: 2 Warning Signs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

We all want to believe that nonprofit corporations are full of hard-working people committed to improving society--and most are. But even the most wel...

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

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.20.2014 | 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.