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Kellyanne Conway Says People Will Suffer If Trump Sons Are Discouraged From Raising Money For Charity

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics

Top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday that people in need are going to “suffer” because the sons of President-elect Donald Trump are pu...

Letter to a Trump Supporter #8: Hillary Clinton's Character

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the eighth in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. With two days lef...

These Are The Top 10 Most Generous U.S. Cities

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes how the people in its largest city give to those in need. Charity Navigator, a watchdog that ranks U...

Five Essential Steps to Financial Independence

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Every Fourth of July, while I'm enjoying time with loved ones, fireworks in my neighborhood and barbeque off the grill, I take time to remember our founding fathers. It is humbling to ponder the sacrifices they made to secure our independence more than 240 years ago.

How not to govern the charity sector in England

Pratik Dattani | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Pratik Dattani

It's an important year for the charity sector in England and Wales. Changes are afoot - much anticipated ones - at the Charity Commission, the primary...

Your Year-End Financial Checklist

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.11.2016 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

The final weeks of the year are a last-minute chance to clean up bookkeeping before tax time, make final spending decisions and seek financial advice for 2016. Here are a few tasks you might want to schedule.

What Makes the New Atheists So Charitable?

Joey Savoie | Posted 10.20.2016 | Science
Joey Savoie

We want this for others because we would want it for ourselves. The demand for others to receive the same standards as we enjoy is as real as any other cause.

Is Donating Baseball Bats To Poor Kids Just As Important As Helping Hungry?

www.slate.com | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact

Suppose someone walks by a pond and notices a bit of garbage floating in it. A devoted environmentalist, he wades into the pond, retrieves the garbage...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Making 2015 the Year of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

At the start of every New Year, many make resolutions and most having every intention of keeping them. However, as the days and weeks pass they often are forgotten or set aside, replaced with the activities of everyday life!

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...

Nonprofit Watchdog Overhauls Rating Process To Resemble School Grading System

The NonProfit Times | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact

It might be time to dig out that retainer and tuba from your high school yearbook picture. Charity watchdog Charity Navigator changed in August the wa...

Measuring Charity Effectiveness: Manage Your Mission, Not Your Rating

Steve Nardizzi | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Steve Nardizzi

These rating schemes tell the public that if you spend more on fundraising, you are bad. They equate fundraising and overhead to fraud and judge the business decisions charities make in order to best fulfill their missions, serve their constituents, and sustain their organizations for the long-term.

5 Holiday Giving Tips

Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact

It’s the season for opening up your hearts –- and wallets –- for causes that are dearest to you. But how can you give most effectively? The expe...

Do eCommerce Giving Programs Effectively Raise Money for Charity?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.

Why Philanthropy Needs Reinventing

Eric Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

Americans donate over $300 billion annually to nonprofits, averaging about $1,000 per person. We feel good when we give to our favorite charities. At the same time, philanthropy is broken, and almost everyone knows it.

Charity Navigator Makes Hotly Debated Move To Rank Nonprofits On Results, Not Just Overhead

Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact

This summer, three major charity watchdogs launched the "Pledge To End the Overhead Myth" aimed at urging donors to look at more than administrative c...

How a Recession and a Myth Revealed What We Already Knew

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Facing increased demand for services, nonprofits with limited resources did the best they could to stretch those dollars further, and many funders stepped in with emergency stopgap resources to help.

Measuring Success in the Social Sector: Depends on Who's Asking

Atul Tandon | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Atul Tandon

This enormous sector is in the midst of a revolution unprecedented in our nation's history. Within a few years -- certainly within a generation -- most Americans' views of the success or failure of charities likely will change.

Vastly Scaling Up the Effectiveness of Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

How does a person of good will work with others, across the planet and across the years, to scale up to help out everyone? I've realized, in the past few days, that a solution could involve nonprofits which focus on vetting on-the-ground nonprofits.

How a TED Talk Destroyed the Charity Overhead Myth

Trevor Neilson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

Overhead ratios are attractive to those looking for a quick uninformed analysis of non-profits because they are simple. It's much harder to measure sustained results.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remember Your Charitable Donations Still Count in this Year's Tax Return

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

As many of us scurry to gather our receipts and recollect the donations we made in 2012, there is a chorus of folks who say that the predicted elimination of the deductibility of charitable donations will result in fewer people giving or people giving less. My response is that it will not.

Friends Don't let Friends Relay

Jonathan Agin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

ACS is one of the largest, if not the largest cancer foundations on the planet. They have done amazing work in the space of cancer by leading the way on many fronts. Where the ACS should bow their heads in shame is when it comes to childhood cancer.

Last-Minute Charity Tips For Year-End Giving, 2012 Tax Deductions

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 12.29.2012 | Impact

As fiscal cliff ambiguity continues, some donors are increasing charitable contributions, while others are delaying gifts until the fate of tax deduct...

Are You a Proactive Giver, or a Reactionary Giver?

Gary A. Officer | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

The holiday season has increasingly taken on an air of unbridled consumerism. Holiday spending by consumers during this period is often used by economists as a barometer on the health of our economy.

Giving Smarter On #GivingTuesday

Ken Berger | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Ken Berger

So, how do donors decide which of the 1 million charities in existence are deserving of their goodwill?