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Conscience Is In, Greed Is Out and Crowdfunding Is On

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

For most entrepreneurs crowdfunding is not just an option anymore. It is a necessity. And as we all know, necessity is the mother of invention. Stay tuned.

A Zero on a Mission

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

As a mother of a 6-year-old who has a unique learning style, I'm always on the lookout for creative books that teach fundamentals, such as the alphabe...

U.N.: We Can't Help Syrians Without More Donations

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact

* Four mln need help in Syria as well as 700,000 refugees * Shifting control of neighbourhoods complicates aid * Donor c...

Really Nice, Rich Guy Pledges To Give Away $1,000 A Day | Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact

Ariel Nessel makes a lot of money, and he wants to give away as much of it as he can. So late last year, the 39-year-old Dallas real-estate developer ...

STUDY: Donors Don't Do Much Research Before Giving Money Via Smartphone

Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact

By Zach Halper, The NonProfit Times Americans are increasingly using their smartphones for monetary contributions. A new study by the Pew Research ...

Surprising $10 Million Donation Gives Library Users A Wonderful Life

The New York Public Library | Posted 03.03.2013 | New York
The New York Public Library

By AMY GEDULDIG and ANGELA MONTEFINISE She was like a character out of a heartwarming, holiday movie - literally. New York City's own Mary Bailey wa...

Eliminating Tax Breaks May 'Rip The Heart' Out Of Charitable Sector

Paul Clolery | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Paul Clolery

As the debate and acrimony in Washington, D.C. continues regarding the absurd notion that the federal charitable deduction plays an important role in ...

What REALLY Inspires Millennials To Give | Posted 12.27.2012 | Impact

Scott Harrison understands what young people like. As a former nightclub promoter in New York City, he openly admits that he used to get people drunk ...

Teen Musician Donates Earnings from Holiday Music to Cancer Research

HooplaHa | Posted 02.24.2013 | Good News

The holidays are the time to be thankful for what you have and give to those less fortunate. Adopting this mantra early in life, Kate Diaz - a 15-yr-o...

Matthew's Miracle: A Christmas Story

Bob Brody | Posted 02.20.2013 | Good News
Bob Brody

In the end, what goes around comes around. In this case, the loss of a child led to a gain for a community. The Hanleys serve as reminders of why we give in the first place, either at Christmas or throughout the year. And why we should give. Indeed, why we must.

How to Raise Giving Children

Beth Kobliner | Posted 02.17.2013 | Money
Beth Kobliner

In a time when families are struggling to make giving part of their budget, with donations still 11 percent below pre-recession rates, kids' generosity is more heartening than ever before. Here are some ways for kids to give back -- with or without money -- at every age.

Are You a Proactive Giver, or a Reactionary Giver?

Gary A. Officer | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

The holiday season has increasingly taken on an air of unbridled consumerism. Holiday spending by consumers during this period is often used by economists as a barometer on the health of our economy.

How You Can Help Ellis Island Rise Above the Waters

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.16.2013 | New York
Megan Smolenyak

With Hurricane Sandy's massive destruction, it's not surprising that we haven't heard much about Ellis Island. Those whose lives have been turned upside-down are naturally the first priority. But how did Ellis Island weather the storm?

Catherine New

Anti-Gun Groups See Huge Spike In Donations After School Shooting | Catherine New | Posted 12.14.2012 | Impact

Within hours of the mass shooting that killed more than two dozen people in Connecticut on Friday, social media channels surged with grief and heartfe...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - The Holidays and Theft

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month because of the increase in instances of theft in the last few months of the year? Theft comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and it is important to realize we are all susceptible.

It Takes a Village of Donors

Judith Sandalow | Posted 02.09.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

You've heard the familiar adage that it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to support the work of the many terrific nonprofits that serve our most vulnerable neighbors. A gift of any size is worth giving.

Among the Lessons From Sandy: Smart Compassion

Juanita Rilling | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Juanita Rilling

As rebuilding continues after Hurricane Sandy, there are two things of which we can be certain. First, that Americans will respond with generosity toward those affected. And second, that only part of their response will have the intended impact.

Homeless for the Holidays

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Well, Turkey Day is over and the malls were packed on Black Friday, and through the weekend, with shoppers trying to catch those quickly vanishing best bargains of the year. But, what does the holiday season really mean to us and to people living on the streets?

10 Ways For Travelers To Give Back On #GivingTuesday

Peter Greenberg | Posted 01.27.2013 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

This year, more than 2,000 organizations have banded together for today's #GivingTuesday event. Here are 10 organizations near and dear to travelers worldwide that need your support.

4 Charities Get $1.7 Million Donation From Deceased Couple

Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact

A Wisconsin couple’s dying wish has finally come true…25 years later. Norma and Angus Beaton pledged $1.7 million to four local charities in th...

PHOTOS: 500,000 Colorful LED Lights Dazzle Zoo

Posted 11.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian's National Zoo will be brighter for longer than ever before. Now in its sixth year, the ZooLights holiday spectacle will...

Charitable Giving Is Part of the American Spirit

Heinke Clark | Posted 01.22.2013 | Impact
Heinke Clark

Like a lot of groups that work in global development, CARE's understanding of poverty around the world has evolved since the days when they were shipping CARE packages to families like mine.

Donor Etiquette 101

Thea Montanez | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Thea Montanez

Although the majority of us mean well when we attempt to help those in need, at times we go about it in a way that can be insensitive or even rude. Regardless of someone's unfortunate circumstances, no one receiving help wants to be viewed or treated as a poor, helpless soul.

How to Help Kids With Cancer From Your Couch

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Who doesn't want to make the life of a child with cancer a bit better? And even then, by doing something that requires almost no effort and saves you money.

Everyday Heroes

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 01.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kaylee Scottaline

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, here on Long Island, we all recognize the heroes who came to our aid. But what about the everyday people?