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Donating to Non Profits

A Guide to Giving

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 11.12.2016 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Getting involved in nonprofits is a lot of work, either as an employee or board member. There is a constant need to raise visibility, do more with less, and, in the process, constantly raise funds to keep the momentum going.

The Truth About Foster Parents and Foster Children

Madeleine Melcher | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Madeleine Melcher

I have been many things in many life and a foster child and adoptee are just two of them, but I do know that without those who loved and cared for me, I would not be where I am or who I am today. For that, I will forever be grateful.

What Causes Do Americans Really Care About?

Simone Collins | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Simone Collins

We live in an age in which our personal interests and activities can be tracked at scale. This enables us to understand our cultural values with a level of accuracy that would before seem unfathomable.

Taylor Swift Named Most Charitable Celeb For Supporting Feminist Causes, Education, More

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact

No one pulls off selflessness quite like Taylor Swift. The 25-year-old pop star landed the top spot on's Celebs Gone Good list, whi...

Reducing Inequality Through Philanthropy?

Richard Abrons | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Richard Abrons

When David Koch lavishes funds on the opera, ballet and Lincoln Center, he is increasing inequality, as he is by lowering his taxes, some of which goes to government programs for the poor.

Irish Charities Need Our Support More Than Ever

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Ruairí McKiernan

Irish charities are entering 2014 in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. According to Fundraising Ireland, donations to charities were down 40 percent over the Christmas period.

The Static State of Philanthropy (Part 2)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

With giving already such an abstract concept, shifting it to something that happens behind the scenes -- or at least away from the community gathering -- means we 'lose a tangible teaching moment in how we form identity.'

Some Choice Nonprofits

Richard Abrons | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Richard Abrons

We New Yorkers are a generous bunch. Mostly we know where we want to help. Some of us, however, are unsure of where to aim their dollars. These organizations are worthy of your investigation.

How Charitable Giving Can Improve Your Finances

Kevin Yu | Posted 01.07.2013 | Money
Kevin Yu

Have you ever thought about the gift of donating to a charity or a cause instead? Or better yet, have you ever thought about how donating to a charity can help improve your finances?

Holes in the Safety Net

Marc Joseph | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

It does not matter if you are a Democrat or Republican or Independent. We are all obligated to help the less fortunate in our community.

Giving Is Down but Caring Is Up

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Giving is as good for your own soul as it is for the people you help. If you don't have the cash, do what 43 percent of American's do -- volunteer to help a nonprofit that helps others.

No Non-Profit Should Be Left Behind

Marc Joseph | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Why do our nonprofits continue to report having less money to provide the services our society has counted on them to deliver?

'Tis The Season: Who Will You Donate To This Year? | Posted 12.01.2011 | Fifty

Snowed under by seasonal solicitations from all kinds of worthy-sounding charities and not sure where to send your money? There's a blizzard of worth...

Triple Impact: How Corporations, Consumers and Nonprofits Can Work Together to Make a Difference

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

We all seek to make a difference, but when corporations, consumers and nonprofits work together, our impact triples.

Making Christmas Merry for Haitian Orphans

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Given the earthquake and now epidemic, it brings much holiday cheer that the stunning bag generates funds specifically for our kids in Haiti!

I Don't Always Give To Charity -- And Neither Do You

Amy Parmenter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amy Parmenter

For my part, for every HuffPost reader who leaves a comment, I will donate a dollar to the Ronald McDonald House for the next 50 days.

Donors Are Investors, So Act Like One

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Why is it that we are deliberate when considering what to buy, but not where to donate? A brochure shows up one day with a photo of a child who is in need of your help. Do you know where your money is really going?

Modern Day Philanthropy: Creating a Winning Exchange

Marvin Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marvin Epstein

Charities are now more than ever forced to seek new and creative fund-raising opportunities in order to accomplish their mission.

The Classic Crime in Haiti

Jorge Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jorge Hernandez

Classic Crime, a Seattle-based band, inspired by a previous trip to Port-au-Prince are working hard to draw attention and raise money for Haiti with their music.

Facebook, JP Morgan Chase To Give $5 Million Dollars To Charity Through Internet Promotion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Facebook's user base now totals over 300 million people. The social media network thus has the potential to reach more people in a single month than l...

Give Until it Hurts: I Promise, It'll Feel Good

Marika Holmgren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marika Holmgren

The end of the year is just a couple of days away. Giving is easier than ever before: you can give through traditional channels, or use new giving strategies through Facebook or even a text message.

Navigating the Non-Profitsphere

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

So where does your gift have the most impact? How do you find that group of people working to fix that issue you most care about? Here are some great tools for navigating the non-profitsphere.

Your Social Capital: Invest It in Philanthropy

Ron Mirenda | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ron Mirenda

Social capital allows us to invest in the future of society in areas we are passionate about and in those we strongly believe will make a difference in our society.

Why Call It Charity Care?

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David R. Jones, Esq.

A 5 percent threshold of free medical care to qualify a nonprofit hospital for tax exemptions and public funding is not unreasonable. Or else, why call it charity care?

People Are Hungry: How Can We Fix It?

Lisanne Finston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisanne Finston

What are we to do to address the problem of hunger around the nation? We must move beyond the quick fix emergency system that band aids the problem, to a long term approach that builds food security.