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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 09.23.2015 | 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...

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 (, 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."