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Oregon Public House: The First Nonprofit Pub (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 10.16.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

The Oregon Public House, just like many around the city, will have its own beer, serve food and create the perfect environment to spend time with friends and family. It will, however, have one fundamental difference: it will be a nonprofit pub.

Satire Blog Tries To Make Nonprofit World Crack A Smile

Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact

Nonprofits are many things -- selfless and resourceful life-saving agencies that give the underdogs reason to hope. But…funny? That’s typically no...

A United Way's Misguided Focus on Big Charities

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business
Pablo Eisenberg

By all means, let United Way toughen its standards and improve its measurement skills. But it should apply these criteria to the big guys as well, many of which don't deserve United Way money. But more important, why grant a nonprofit access to money based only on the size of its budget?

Middle School Student Uses Birthday Money To Found Charity

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.11.2012 | Education

Until now, Kansas middle school student Mary Krieger had an undercover, heroic identity. She was the anonymous creator of Kindness Counts, a program t...

WATCH: The Truth Behind Fraudulent Charities, From Anderson Cooper

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

When award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper met with me to chat, he spoke about the charity investigations that AC360 has done and described how fra...

Study: Charitable Giving Increased 4% In 2011

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Americans are often cited as the most generous people in the world! Did you know that giving by individuals -- people like you and me -- accounted for 88% of all donations made in 2011?

'Stale, Male, Pale':Charities Need To Do More To Develop Female Leaders

Posted 05.01.2014 | Impact

When it comes to women holding senior leadership and board positions, the charity sector is ahead of the private sector. However, according to a recen...

Hiring Agency Pairs Nonprofits With Retired Seniors At 'Discount' Rate

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 06.05.2012 | Fifty

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As she got older, Gail McDaniel felt she should be doing more to make the world better. She'd been laid off after a long career...

Why Beggars Must Be Choosers

Becca Stevens | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Becca Stevens

As the founding volunteer director for Thistle Farms I have long ago bought into the myth that beggars can't be choosers. As a professional beggar and priest for more than 20 years, I now understand beggars have to be choosy.

I Want My Mother's Day Gifts To Give Back

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Combining online shopping with social good, Gifts that Give lets shoppers purchase upscale products at regular retail prices and donates $1 out of every $5 they spend to any cause of their choice.

Best Credit Cards for Going Green

Curtis Arnold | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Not all cards are as green as they claim; industry observers often accuse banks of "greenwashing" their most basic cards with logos of well-known charities, without addressing long-term environmental preservation efforts.

'I Care' Facebook Button Shows Support For Causes

Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact

Ever hesitate to "Like" that tragic story or update on Facebook? Now, those misstated sentiments can be be better explained with an embeddable "I C...

The Lingering Global Crisis and the New Poor

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The lingering global crisis is forcing us to rethink the objectives and the tools of social policy. Past meltdowns in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin-America provide us with some good hints on what to expect and how to respond.

PHOTOS: Speed Dating For A Good Cause In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago

While some Chicagoans might be on the prowl for a significant other as Valentine's Day approaches, more than 100 women and 70 organizations will gathe...

Charitable Inequality

Mark Rosenman | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Mark Rosenman

More Americans are joining with President Obama and the few other elected leaders who have begun to talk about the nation's profound economic inequality. But the topic isn't getting very much attention from charities.

The Only Daily Deal Email You'll Ever Need

Milkshake | Posted 03.21.2012 | Good News
Milkshake

Getting Gives is a brand new daily email founded by Matt Miller and Sydney Strader. Not only does it help minimize your Gmail clutter, it also makes donating to charity practically painless.

Using Mobile Technology to Take Nonprofits on the Road

Dylan Kendall | Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact
Dylan Kendall

In 2012, I propose nonprofits look at the way they've traditionally approached fundraising and programming goals and turn them upside down.

Seth Rogen Wants To Take Down Barbra Streisand, For Charity

Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment

For those familiar with the term, Seth Rogen is what every Jewish grandmother would call a mensch. Or so we thought. Rogen is teaming up with ...

This Christmas, Charities Are In Crisis

Joseph K. Grieboski | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Joseph K. Grieboski

Nonprofits with the smallest marketing budgets and lowest overhead are taking the largest hit in this economy, and I unfortunately know this from personal experience.

Study: The Number One Way Nonprofits Can Increase Donations

Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact

If donors just had access to the information they want, charitable contributions would increase by $15 billion, a recent study revealed. Money for ...

A Season of Giving? Apparently Not.

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

The economic hardships of a nation are felt most by its people. It baffles me not only that some people cannot grasp that reality, but that they so quickly demonize people who are suffering due to economic circumstances beyond their control.

Your Politics and Your Charity

Richard Walden | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Richard Walden

Over the next year, between $5-$6 billion will flow from Americans into thousands of candidates' and parties' campaign chests. From there, most of t...

Charity Navigator makes it easier to find serious nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.14.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, the folks at Charity Navigator have always been really good at helping people figure out the financial soundness of nonprofits. Now, they're mea...

Rating Charity's Commitment to Accountability and Transparency

Ken Berger | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Ken Berger

For almost three years now, we have been sharing our plans to change our rating system to make it more in depth. At last, the first ever fu...

The Faithful Shopper: Faith's Top 11 for Fall 2011

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The conclusion of Fashion Week truly kicks off the fall retail season, and New York has an amazing crop of new stores and designers looking to outfit us in style!