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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...

How to Be Charitable

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Lammersen

One cause is not more important than the other. They are equal because when we give intentionally, selfishly to what we believe in, it in turn has an impact. Our individual causes add up, helping others one-by-one, and ultimately, collectively we will save the world.

The Deadly Aftershocks of Medical Debt on Your Credit Report

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Thanks to muscular promptings by NY State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, the three major U.S. credit reporting agencies announced changes in the way in which medical debt will be scored when they deliver an individual's credit report.

San Francisco Blogger Helps Raise $180K For Fire Victims

Nadine Cheung | Posted 05.20.2015 | 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...

Bakersfield Teacher Creates Clothing Bank For Students

Nadine Cheung | Posted 05.20.2015 | 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...

Should We Donate to Church or a Charity When in Debt?

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

I've been helping people with problem debt for decades and for that entire time, a constant question has been the guilt or demand to donate when dealing with debt. It's a loaded subject.

Nepal Calls: Part Two

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

The following is from Reuben Rai, pastor of Mission Nepal (missionnepal.org), Christian Mission Projects in Nepal: The images are of Sindhupalchowk, ...

I'm Giving Away Most Of The Money I'll Ever Earn. Here's How I'm Doing It.

Toby Ord | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Toby Ord

A few years ago, I decided to give away most of the money I'll earn in my career. At the same time, I made an even more important decision. I decided to give my money to the charities that do the most good.

Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

Time, Hope, and Stark Determination... March on... Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk, May 2, 2015 SF

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

It doesn't take a family member or friend to be a brain tumor survivor, or to know someone who has lost their life to this ugly disease, to help fight the fight or 'talk the walk and walk the talk.' But it definitely can make you pay attention and participate.

1,000,000 Reasons to Look Beyond Marriage Equality and Say #IDO

Karen Dixon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Dixon

This is not the time to grow complacent, but it is the time to celebrate our achievements to date and then recommit our time, voices and resources to ensure the fight against discrimination continues. Say #IDo as a symbol of America's collective resolve to ensure "Liberty and Justice for All."

Why Canned Food Drives Alone Won't Solve America's Hunger Crisis

Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents

When it comes to hunger in the United States, we’re faced with some scary statistics: according to a 2014 study by Feeding America, 49.1 million Ame...

3 Reasons Why Consumers Don't Like Checkout Donations

Brady Josephson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

It's not that surprising to see some survey data showing that people don't like "feeling pressured" to give while buying other items. What is interesting, however, are some of the reasons why people don't like to give at the till and what companies can do to increase the likelihood of donation and overall experience when giving.

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

www.slate.com | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact

Suppose someone walks by a pond and notices a bit of garbage floating in it. A devoted environmentalist, he wades into the pond, retrieves the garbage...

Personal Stories, Not Scary Stats, Encourage Donors: Study

www.theguardian.com | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact

There are several questions that have fascinated behavioural scientists for decades: why do people ignore information that is right in front of us? Wh...

Superstar Mo'ne Davis Designs Shoe Line To Benefit Underprivileged Girls

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.24.2015 | Good News

Mo’ne Davis is unstoppable. The 13-year-old baseball superstar has stepped off the pitcher’s mound to design a line of footwear that will bene...

The Weirdo Hero: Filmmaker Creates a Movie to Show What Depression Feels Like and to Inspire Those Who Suffer to Seek Help

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Last summer when Robin Williams took his life, it invited public conversation about depression and suicide -- topics that generally are considered tab...

Cashing in On Overlooked Deductions

Mark Steber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

America is a land of givers, overall donating more time and money and are more likely to help a stranger than other nations. Since giving is an inherent part of our culture, we often forget about the tax aspect of our donations.

Women's Rising Economic Power: A Force for Global Women's Empowerment

Anika Rahman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Anika Rahman

This International Women's Day is a fitting time to celebrate women's growing economic might and our ability to wield this power on behalf of the world's women. At last, we are beginning to see the potential for a sea change that could further propel a global movement for women and girls.