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3 Reasons Why Consumers Don't Like Checkout Donations

Brady Josephson | Posted 03.27.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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.

Hillary Clinton Exclusively Used Carrier Pigeons During Her Time as Secretary of State

Spencer Green | Posted 03.03.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

It was revealed this morning that Hillary Clinton exclusively used carrier pigeons as a means of conducting official business during her time as United States Secretary of State.

Michael Madigan's Resurrected Millionaires Tax Faces Opposition

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.27.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

House Speaker Michael Madigan has revived talks of the millionaires tax again. Many Illinois teachers' unions and education organizations are coming out in favor of the added 3-percent income tax, but at least one member of Madigan's supermajority Democratic Party isn't on board.

The Not-So-Simple Fix: Misery Fundraising Brings Out Our Best and Worst

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Jan DeBlieu

Giving money to worthy causes is a vital part of selfless service. It's my belief, though, that what will save this world is a growing corps of people who are willing to go out of their way for someone else, who'll take a chance and say, sure, I can give that guy a ride.

How to Fundraise During a Giving Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 02.12.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

The conference room was filled with eager nonprofits ready to begin their 2015 campaign. During breaks, they networked, shot promotional videos and took Big Payback social media pics in a photobooth.

No Ordinary Friday

Kate Grant | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Kate Grant

The most extraordinary conversation I had this year almost didn't happen. The woman calling said her name was Lisa, and she'd called to thank me for a thank you letter I had sent to her for her recent donation.

5 Lessons I Learned From Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

Erica Swallow | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Erica Swallow

This holiday season, my mother and I hosted a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our local Humane Society animal shelter.

Put This on Your Year-End Planning List: Volunteer More!

Susan Danish | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

If it's that time of the year when we search for tax write-offs for charitable donations in the year just ending, why not also make it the time to plan for the charitable "donations" you won't be able to deduct in the year ahead?

How to Turn Your End of Year Charitable Contributions Into Tax Savings

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 02.23.2015 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

While many of us show our generosity throughout the year by donating to charity and volunteering our time to help causes we support, there's no better time than the holidays to get into the spirit of giving.

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

With Holiday Giving, Be Merry and Be Wise

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Some for-profit companies solicit donations under the name of charities but give little -- if anything -- to the cause and the communities they claim to support.

Rings Dropped In Salvation Army Donation Kettle Pay For $21,000 Worth Of Toys For Kids

The Associated Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

BOSTON (AP) -- Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these. A former Salvation Army bell ringer is paying $21,000 for a diamo...

Generosity Around the World: Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

'She Can Have Some Of My Hair': After Seeing Girl Without Hair, Toddler Moved To Donate Hers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.03.2014 | Good News

This young girl is truly benevolent beyond her years. Three-year-old Ariana Smith from Winterport, Maine watched a video from Extra Life, a charity...

54 Top Writers and Mom Bloggers Reveal Where They Give

Estelle Sobel Erasmus | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Estelle Sobel Erasmus

Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Make room for #GivingTuesday -- a global rally for great giving which falls on December 2 this year.

Give the Best Gift on Giving Tuesday

Juanita Rilling | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Juanita Rilling

Following the buying frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday offers an important opportunity to complement our own holiday shopping with a day designated to helping those who may be less fortunate.

Giving To Charity For The First Time? Read This First

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.31.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

The holidays can inspire people to adopt a generous mood. You're thankful for the blessings you've received and want to pay it forward -- and you've also realized charitable giving can lower your taxes, as well.

Why Give? Gratitude and Giving for #GivingTuesday

Verneda White | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Verneda White

I am grateful for this year's #GivingTuesday to coincide with World AIDS Day and to continue our workshops that teach children to value their own lives even when others do not. I am reminded of the valuable contribution and dedication of so many who work in the trenches across such organizations.

Donating -- Is It the American Way?

Marc Joseph | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 priva...