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That Time A Hedge Funder Quit His Job And Then Raised $60 Million For Charity

That Time A Hedge Funder Quit His Job And Then Raised $60 Million For Charity

Nico Pitney  03.26.2015
Elie Hassenfeld had an enjoyable and lucrative career in finance. Then he discovered an unusual passion. "I found myself staying up Friday...
Is Donating Baseball Bats To Poor Kids Just As Important As Helping Hungry?

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

www.slate.com  03.26.2015
Suppose someone walks by a pond and notices a bit of garbage floating in it. A devoted environmentalist, he wades into the pond, retrieves...
I Was Attacked On Easter Sunday

I Was Attacked On Easter Sunday

Lori Sokol  03.26.2015
This was just one of the countless stories read by women, about women, who would not be alive if not for the support of Donor Direct Action...
Formerly Homeless Teacher And Mom Of 3 Gets House Thanks To Internet Donations

Formerly Homeless Teacher And Mom Of 3 Gets House Thanks To Internet Donations

Alena Hall  03.24.2015
A once-homeless teacher in San Francisco is now enjoying a roof over her family's head, thanks to the incredible support of the online...
Personal Stories, Not Scary Stats, Encourage Donors: Study

Personal Stories, Not Scary Stats, Encourage Donors: Study

www.theguardian.com  03.23.2015
There are several questions that have fascinated behavioural scientists for decades: why do people ignore information that is right in...

"This Year We Will Have Hunger:" Fears of Food Shortages in Southern Africa After Floods

Crystal Wells  03.20.2015
While the first harvest is entirely lost, the hope is that farmers can plant again before the rains stop altogether so that there is hope...

Entrepreneurs Funding Global Change

Yasamin Beitollahi  03.17.2015
We have more tools than ever before to create positive change on a global scale - but perhaps the best tool is business rather than our...
Syria's Road to Peace Must End Hunger Too

Syria's Road to Peace Must End Hunger Too

William Lambers  03.17.2015
As Syria's tragic civil war enters its fifth year, we can't forget the silent enemy that civilians face daily: hunger. We, the international...
Seniors Recreate 'Downton Abbey' Scenes That Even The Dowager Countess Would Love

Seniors Recreate 'Downton Abbey' Scenes That Even The Dowager Countess Would Love

Yagana Shah  03.17.2015
"Downton Abbey" fever has quickly spread, spurring everything from Victorian high teas to a beauty range. But some seniors took it one...
Can Effective Altruism Really Change The World?

Can Effective Altruism Really Change The World?

The Week  03.17.2015
A relatively recent movement called Effective Altruism has been shaking up philanthropy. The premise is simple: People are concerned how...

This Shouldn't Be a Wish

Danielle Gletow  03.16.2015
Nyasia shouldn't have to wish for warm, fuzzy boots. But she does. And every day I am reminded that there are thousands of other kids in...
Now When You Watch Inspiring Content, You Can Give To Charity Just By Viewing, Sharing

Now When You Watch Inspiring Content, You Can Give To Charity Just By Viewing, Sharing

Eleanor Goldberg  03.16.2015
Your Facebook "likes" are about to do a lot more than just boost egos. EcoMedia, a division of CBS, rolled out a new digital platform...
Oklahoma Teens Gladly Being Pigs

Oklahoma Teens Gladly Being Pigs

Anna Eldridge  03.13.2015
I know my generation has been accused of being lazy, technology obsessed and self-absorbed, but to me it couldn't be farther from the truth....

ER funds for Momma Daffodil, Marlin and Ben and Claudine

Rescue Idiot  03.13.2015
Second Chance Rescue NYC is currently trying to raise funds for Sweet Daffodil who just had her babies just over a week ago and is now...