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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!

Princess Kate Exploring UK Charities To Champion

Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact

BY RAPHAEL G SATTER, ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Newly-minted royal Kate Middleton is on the hunt – no, not for foxes but for her own charity gig...

9/11 Charities Under Fire For Broken Promises

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 10.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Americans eager to give after the 9/11 terrorist attacks poured $1.5 billion into hundreds of charities established to serve the victims, ...

Partnerships... Smarter, Cheaper, Kinder

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

At the end of the day, being alone and isolated is not a viable way to live. Humans are not constructed to be successful without interdependence and independence... not just one or the other.

Andrea Stone

Kids, Veterans, Police Charities Get Failing Grades In Watchdog Ranking | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- A new charity rating guide by the watchdog American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), has handed out 'F' grades to dozens of poorly run o...

Christina Wilkie

$50 Million Tribute to Lawmakers | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

Registered lobbyists spent more that $50 million honoring lawmakers at events in 2009 and 2010, according to a report released Tuesday by the Sunlight...

Your Brain On Charity

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

When you wander through the grocery store, there are lots of products that tie themselves to social causes. The idea here is that everybody wins. But an interesting paper suggests things might not be so rosy for the charity.

Giving Back Is The Point Of Power

Peter Baksa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

Most persons simply seem to swim along in the stream of life until they meet the falls. Had this become my life as well?

Jason Cherkis

Gingrich Stingy With Charity Despite Thriving Political Organizations | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The name is as essential as Trump’s. The Newt Gingrich empire includes Gingrich Productions, the Gingrich Group, Gingrich Holdings...

First Free Text Donation Service Launched In UK

Posted 07.10.2011 | Impact

The UK's struggling charity sector gets a fillip from the launch of the first system allowing the UK's 50 million mobile phone owners to give money to...

Donor: Mortenson's Charity Financials 'So Messed Up'

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact
Virginia M. Moncrieff

"Who can be troubled to read financials? I have to admit, I didn't until this whole thing broke open. Basically, people are saying, 'Don't trouble me with facts and numbers, I like Greg, and I like the story.'"

Cause Marketing, Selfishness Drive Consumer Giving

Joe Waters | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

Cause marketing isn't perfect. But we need to weigh the results of a study involving 300 college students with the tremendous growth and generally positive reception cause marketing has received.

Madonna, This Ain't Showbiz

Corrin Varady | Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact
Corrin Varady

The most punitive fall outs for charities and foundations worldwide from a Raising Malawi sort of a debacle is the reputation of hardworking, valuable and experienced foundations operating in these areas.

Running On Fumes: Nonprofits Make Cuts As Gas Prices Climb

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the cost of gas increases, nonprofits that provide transportation or services for needy people are wondering if the escalating prices will force th...

Fighting Poverty: The Jesus We Serve, Or Deserve?

Ray Waddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ray Waddle

An easy temptation is to feel overwhelmed by poverty's pain and persistence. Yet thousands -- millions -- of people are fighting for solutions, wasting no time on the indulgence of defeatism.

Intelligent People With Opposing Ideas Can Compromise

Paul Clolery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Clolery

The fact that a person can carry a concealed weapon, as can be done in Arizona, is simply too dangerous a reality.

The Importance Of Seva And Social Justice For Inner Transformation

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Do Hindus serve the needy? Where is community service through their faith based institutions? What theology guides the Hindus to serve?

Laura Bassett

Gabrielle Giffords's Pet Charity Receives $18,000 In Seven Hours | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Community Food Bank of Tucson, Ariz., one of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's (D-Ariz.) favorite charities, received more than $18,000 in donations durin...

Strapped Cities Hit Nonprofits With Fees

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Facing budget gaps and an aversion to new debt and taxes, states and local governments are slapping residents with an array of new fees--and some are ...

On Charities: Is Microscopic Overhead a True Measure of Effectiveness?

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

What does it mean when a charity with few employees and modest income reports one billion dollars in revenue? What more ought a donor know about the charity beyond its numbers?

Re-Gift Without Fear

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

To re-gift or not to re-gift? If you feel that re-gifting is cheap, think again. Being thrifty is being smart. In this economy, re-gifting makes great...

A Chef's Perspective: The Dark Side of Benefit Dinners

Chef Sara Jenkins at The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As people in the food business, we get bombarded with requests to donate our time and food to benefits. Benefits for cancer, benefits for the homeless...

Greed, Money, Politics and Charity

Mark Rosenman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Rosenman

The nonprofit world needs to speak clearly for the common good and to work assiduously toward it. Its organizations need to get beyond their own parochial interests and to find shared purpose across areas of concern.

Whites in Shining Armor

Saundra Schimmelpfennig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saundra Schimmelpfennig

Our news coverage is so focused on Whites in Shining Armor that people are often surprised to learn that locally run charities are as common outside of the Western world as they are in your own home town.

Is Main Street Ready for the Second Wave of the Recession?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The phrase "double-dip recession" means little to most of us. To people on Main Street, it hasn't been been a "dip". We took a drop to the bottom two years ago and stayed there.