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3 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving on #GivingTuesday

Chris Wang | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Chris Wang

#GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and was a movement started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. This national day of giving was a response to the commercialization and consumerism that created Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Being Charitable May Have An Unexpected (And Unwelcome) Effect On You | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.28.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 11/25/2015 08:25 AM EST on LiveScience After donating to the food pantry or toy drive this holiday season, watch your...

Three Painless Ways to Increase Your Giving

Brad Hurley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Brad Hurley

The traditional giving season is upon us, as is the time of year when many people set goals and resolutions for the new year. What better opportunity to look for ways to boost our giving by spending money more efficiently and consciously?

How an App Helps You Feed a Child

U.N. World Food Programme | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
U.N. World Food Programme

If the global community is to be successful in marshalling new resources for humanitarian aid, we must embrace technology as an ally, now more than ever before.

A Guide to Giving

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 11.12.2015 | 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 Proper Way To Donate At A Food Pantry

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

To the people who think of donating to food pantries as a way to toss out expired, no longer food that you yourself would eat, can I ask you to throw it away rather than use it as a donation. If someone goes to a food pantry, it's because they need to eat.

The "White Child" That Killed My Father

Torri Stuckey | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

The man I once viewed as "the strongest daddy in da' world" was now too weak to defend himself against the young dope boys in the community. Overnight he became less entertaining. His jokes became irritating. His singing and dancing morphed into buffoonery. He could do no right in my eyes.

Nonprofit Wants Money Back After Cop's 'Murder' Found To Be Staged

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices

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College Fundraising: The "Haves" and "Can'ts"

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on the fundraising achievements of the top ten public and private colleges and universities in America. The results are sobering and instructive.

Pizza Delivery Man Shocked By Church's Mega Tip

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 10.21.2015 | Religion

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player A 53-year-old pizza delivery man in Anchorage, Alaska, is still "glowing," day...

Communities Unite in the Aftermath of Devastating California Wildfires

Alexis Coram | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Alexis Coram

When we arrived in the small town of Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County on September 26, 2015 with a truck full of donations for those impacted by the...

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Everything You Need to Know About Finances in Your 20s

Avelist | Posted 09.29.2015 | College

Everyone's different. Different personalities. Different goals. As with everything else, having a healthy financial life can look different for everyone. To find the budget style that's best for you, start by writing down all the elements of your finances:

Improving Personal Connections Just Does Not Cut It

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.24.2015 | College
Sar Haribhakti

Having an app that alumni actually love using would be a major game changer to the industry. Not only would it improve relationships between schools and alums, but it would also give schools meaningful user-engagement data that they've never had before.

Why I Am Crowdfunding for Refugee Children

Khazar Fatemi | Posted 11.26.2015 | Impact
Khazar Fatemi

Visiting refugee camps in Eastern Turkey, I was appalled at the conditions I witnessed firsthand. Upon returning, I decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign in support of children living in the camps. The thing they need most of all -- and it might sound counterintuitive -- is to be able to play.

You Can Now Donate To A Political Candidate Straight Through Twitter

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twitter is making it easier than ever to donate to a political candidate or cause of your choice. Or, depending on how you look at it, ...

Patrick Mancini Paints With an Incredible Cause

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

By day, Patrick Mancini is a successful software executive at IBM. While his ability to lead people in a business context is impressive, by night, he doubles as an impassioned painter whose creations serve as the engine for a life committed to honest to goodness charity.

A Bull in a China Shop: How SkyPower's Plan to Donate 2 Million Solar Home Kits in Kenya Will Wreck the Energy Access Market for Decades

Daniel Tomlinson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Daniel Tomlinson

(photo credit: The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that's exactly what is afoot with SkyPower, a utility-scale photov...

The Power of My Daughter's One-Cup-at-a-Time Legacy

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

We truly believe that you never know which dollar is going to make the difference and lead to the next big discovery to help kids with cancer, and that every single dollar adds up toward making those dreams of a cure a reality.

Party Crashing for Political Access: Schwarzenegger and My Pantsuit

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Charlotte Laws

Party crashing--or gate-crashing, as it is sometimes called--is an art form that I stumbled upon as a teen. I taught myself how to finagle into any event, anywhere, anytime.

Single Mom Gives Back To Community With Extreme Couponing

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Donation Dos and Don'ts

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

I think that giving would be more effective if we nonprofits were clearer about not just what we need, but also what we don't need. Well-meaning donors tend to err on the side of excess: "Well, maybe they can use it."

A Closer Look at the Impact of #GivingTuesday

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Chances are you also know about Giving Tuesday.

The Already-Colored-In Coloring Book

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Jacob Lief, cofounder and CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund and author of I Am Because You Are: How the Spirit of Ubuntu Inspired an Unl...

Believing in People: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This Week in Daily Giving is all about believing in people. As my organization, The Pollination Project gets ready to make our 1000th grant, I am p...