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On Assignment: Trachoma In Tanzania

Julia Gunther | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Julia Gunther

If you're blind in the world's poorest countries you are likely -- on top of a life already made difficult by poverty, hunger and unemployment -- to face stigma and discrimination stemming from the belief that blindness is a curse.

How Can You do the Most Good with Your Charitable Giving? This Expert's Answers Might Surprise You

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

GiveWell is a relatively young (started in 2007) charity rating agency that makes recommendations to donors based on the expected impact of their doll...

Teaching Girls to Be Chefs and Changing Their Lives in Rural China

Carrie Yury | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News
Carrie Yury

Although China leads the world in innovative strategies to address poverty, the reality is that China holds a fifth of the world's population. Because...

#TheBirthLottery: Raising Awareness of the Privilege Gap

Julie Grahame | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
Julie Grahame

A new project by documentary and portrait photographer David Goldman aims to highlight the randomness of one's place and position of birth. #TheBirthL...

Help Refugee Children Stay Warm This Winter

Marcy Franck | Posted 02.26.2016 | Impact
Marcy Franck

I've peered inside my own kids' closets, overflowing with winter clothes that are now too small. We can easily send money overseas, but what about the wealth of gear sitting, unused, in our closets?

How to Supercharge Your Generosity

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

It feels great to see hope light up in the eyes of a beggar in the street as you stop to look at them when others pass them by without a glance. Their faces widen in a smile as you reach into your pocket and take out your wallet.

5 Ways to Support Refugees This Christmas

Marcy Franck | Posted 12.20.2015 | Impact
Marcy Franck

As we approach the holiday season -- a time dedicated to appreciating all that we have and giving all that we can -- your thoughts may turn to the millions of displaced people seeking safe refuge around the world.

8 Secrets of Savvy Donors

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

You're generous and kind. You care about other people and want to help them have great lives. You want to make a positive impact on the world and give from your heart to worthy causes. You're a great person!

7 Tips on Building a Successful Not for Profit

Alex Pirouz | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Alex Pirouz

How many non-profits have you been associated with that have a dream to be bigger -- and not just a little larger in overall operation but really big? And how many non-profits have you been associated with that have actually done it?

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.

How Viral Video Is Transforming Charity

Hippo Reads | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Hippo Reads

Last year's Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $100 million in donations for the ALS association in less than a month--and, along with them, serious questions about the role of viral video in charity.

These Female-Focused Charities Are Advancing Women Around The World

Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact

You know what’s cool? Feminism. Emma Watson has publicly fought for gender equality, and more and more male celebrities (like Channing Tatum, Ma...

Moving this Summer? Donate Your Food

Laura McHolm | Posted 05.26.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

While you are packing up all of your belongings, you can also be opening up your spirit of giving. In fact, the act of giving while you move will actually make your move easier.

Donating to Nepal? Watch Out for Charity Scams | Posted 05.08.2016 | Money

Although you might feel bad about getting scammed when donating to a fake charity, the fact of the matter is, scammers are crafty and counting on you to overlook any suspicious aspects in your hurry to help out.

Protecting the Nonprofit Brand

Steve Nardizzi | Posted 05.07.2016 | Impact
Steve Nardizzi

In the for-profit world, the importance of brand is readily understood. For nonprofit organizations, brand identity and loyalty is equally important. And yet, charities are often challenged when they create, license and protect the first impression of their work.

Why A Little Competition Can Make Men Way More Generous When It Comes To Charity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact

Men may be more likely to display generosity for a good cause if there's a little competition involved. Researchers from the U.K. examined thousand...

On Journey to Cambodia, Investigation Process Validated

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

We are often asked why we spend the money to investigate potential Honorees at World of Children Award. Well, we are currently in Cambodia to visit two of our Honorees and were reminded why this remains such an important step in the Award process.

Faith-Based Aid Group Leaders Say Their Humanitarian Efforts Are Often Met With Suspicion

Religion News Service | CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN | Posted 03.08.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Leaders of Christian and Jewish international aid groups say their efforts are often met with twin suspicions: * That the real pur...

Do You Hate Asking for Money? Here's a New Way to Look at Fundraising.

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Fearing "the ask" is a professional hazard, and I want to help reframe the experience so that you can get out there, raise more money and actually start to enjoy doing it.

Just When You Believe It's Over, in Fact It Can Just Begin

Valerie Sobel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Valerie Sobel

At 73, art hit me like a piece of the Eiffel Tower. I was in a state of "philanthropic burn out" at the time, a phrase often used by unrelentingly working founders of a charitable organization.

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...

5 Cool and Easy Ways to Donate to Charity

Miranda Marquit | Posted 02.11.2015 | Money
Miranda Marquit

From the warm fuzzies you feel when you donate, to the tax deduction that you might receive, it makes sense to be generous.

54 Top Writers and Mom Bloggers Reveal Where They Give

Estelle Sobel Erasmus | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Estelle Sobel Erasmus

Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Make room for #GivingTuesday -- a global rally for great giving which falls on December 2 this year.

Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Poverty Starts With a Focus on Children

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Albina Du Boisrouvray

Universal Children's Day takes place on Nov. 20. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to promote the welfare of the world's children, something I have dedicated a lifetime's work to.

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...