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Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Matters

Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Matters

08.21.2014
Some people say it is a waste of water, while others say it's a publicity stunt. Some people have criticized the campaign by associating...
11 Biggest Charitable Illinois Donors in 2014

11 Biggest Charitable Illinois Donors in 2014

08.21.2014
Illinoisans are a generous bunch when it comes to charitable causes, but not all have millions of dollars to donate. Those who do often...
Ice Bucket Challenge: Donor-Focused Charity and the Donation Vacuum

Ice Bucket Challenge: Donor-Focused Charity and the Donation Vacuum

08.21.2014
My primary concern with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is that donating participants, of which there are clearly very many, will write off...
This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

Robbie Couch  08.20.2014
David Kuhn is jogging through every perimeter state in the U.S., a distance about the equivalent of 420 marathons. It's a feat many would...

Giving Has Never Been More Contagious

08.20.2014
Miyya is an amazing young lady who went through a horrible injury at an early age that scarred her for life. She could have become an outsider,...

Spending Lots on Back to School & College Now? Edumacate Yourself for Tax Savings Later

08.20.2014
For most of the US, August marks back-to-school and what has come to be a shopping trend much like Black Friday. This year, combined spending...
Why the #IceBucketChallenge Works

Why the #IceBucketChallenge Works

08.20.2014
The ALS Foundation has reported a 1000 percent rise in donations. That's awesome. It's working because it feeds the most hungry of all...
Beyond the Ice-Bucket: A Deeper Challenge

Beyond the Ice-Bucket: A Deeper Challenge

08.20.2014
Life is full of challenges. Some are profoundly life-changing, and some are cold and wet. The ice-bucket challenge was not only great summer...
Red Cross Reveals How It Spent Over $300 Million On Sandy Relief, But Experts See Holes In The Story

Red Cross Reveals How It Spent Over $300 Million On Sandy Relief, But Experts See Holes In The Story

08.19.2014
In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided...
You've Never Seen The Ice Bucket Challenge Like This

You've Never Seen The Ice Bucket Challenge Like This

Bill Bradley  08.19.2014
ALS Ice Bucket videos have been taking over the Internet, but no one has done it quite like this. Rather than simply dump a bucket of...
When Asked If They Could Have Anything, They Asked for Toothpaste

When Asked If They Could Have Anything, They Asked for Toothpaste

08.19.2014
Clutching a teddy bear in one arm and a balloon in another, the little boy with a deep scar under his eye looked up and asked in Arabic,...

Navy Entertainment and Major League Eating Continued: Okinawa Is Filled with Marines and One Amazing Female Competitive Eater

08.18.2014
The history of the female gurgitator is a short one. From Japan, Takako Akasaka once ate 90 ostrich egg omelets. Known as "The Sweet Queen,"...

A Community of Problem Solvers: This Week in Daily Giving

08.17.2014
In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community...

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

08.13.2014
We all want to believe that nonprofit corporations are full of hard-working people committed to improving society--and most are. But even...