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Pathfinders Project Seeks to Spread Health and Education to Those in Need

Blake Page | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Blake Page

Studies have reflected that the non-religious are as charitable, and in some instances more charitable, than the religious when it comes to acts of kindness and other forms of donation.

Please Keep Your Bellbottoms: What Not to Give

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Does the organization on the other end wash these? Will someone fix that zipper? Isn't a warm coat with a broken zipper than no coat at all?

STUDY: Donors Want To Be Able To Give More Money Via Text

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.26.2013 | Impact

Donors want to give way more than just pocket change when they make contributions via text message, a recent study concluded. After interviewing mo...

I Am Donating All of My Son's Birthday Presents. Indefinitely.

April McCormick | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
April McCormick

It was clear that at just 7 years old, this little boy knew that it is much nicer to give than to receive. While this is the first time I have ever heard of a child donating all of their birthday presents, I hope it is not the last.

This Couple Wants You To Help Pay For Their Wedding

Posted 07.09.2013 | Weddings

We've recently shared stories of newlyweds who criticized wedding guests that didn't give a big enough cash gift to cover the cost of the wedding. But...

Monkey See Monkey Do: A Challenge From SurveyMonkey

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Denham

SurveyMonkey, the world's largest survey company, is leading with its heart. And they are challenging other businesses to follow.

Never Trust a Beggar

Ron Nikkel | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

It is not just street people who are begging, it is also organizations who beg on behalf of others. As one of such "beggars," I feel immense responsibility to respect donors and the purpose of their contributions, for they are giving to God and I have a holy stewardship.

Vastly Scaling Up the Effectiveness of Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

How does a person of good will work with others, across the planet and across the years, to scale up to help out everyone? I've realized, in the past few days, that a solution could involve nonprofits which focus on vetting on-the-ground nonprofits.

What Is The 'Return' On Charity?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

When you give you receive not because it "gets" you anything but because giving of yourself is what we were all meant to do. It is the internal reward of doing something right and good, and the moment you begin to calculate what it will yield the purity of the gesture is lost.

A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

Online Giving in Times of Tragedy: Avoiding Charity Scams and Donating Safely

Nancy Gofus | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Nancy Gofus

When tragedy strikes, the human spirit doesn't falter. As witnessed with recent events including the Boston Marathon bombings, the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the garment factory building collapse Bangladesh, and the tornado devastation in Oklahoma, individuals and organizations emerge within those communities and across the world eager to lend a hand to those affected.

From 'I Do' To 'I Donate'

www.today.com | Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings

With the hefty cost of wedding flowers, food, décor, and a gown, more couples are opting to extend the life of their investment by donating their lef...

Donors Sending Money to Boston Bombing Suspect

Newser.com | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime

Last week's phone call between Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his mother keeps yielding new nuggets. The latest is that Dzhokhar told her that someone opened a...

Life Lesson: Making the Ask

Don McNay | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Fundraising comes down to factors. Being brave enough to ask someone for money and finding people who are interested in the cause you are espousing.

Sequestration: Public School Kids and Teachers Are the Big Losers

Marc Joseph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Here we are at the end of another school year, and once again, teachers throughout the USA are facing uncertainty. Congress has not acted and now the impact of sequestration on federal educational programs is beginning to take hold.

Dream Big

Career Wardrobe | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Many of us have dreams to be successful, dreams to conquer and dreams to explore. Many of us feel our dreams are unreachable. Many of us often express the term 'in our dreams', many of us strive to reach our goals and dreams everyday.

NGegO and the Waste We Cause by Fueling Aid "Hero-preneurs"

Daniela Papi | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Daniela Papi

We can't just read a book and then adamantly defend the author's words as truth without having ever even stepped foot in the place they are speaking about or having much understanding of the context for their work.

Preventing Bankruptcy Before Preschool

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Marjoriet T. Matute

As I stir my morning coffee, I can hear the television downstairs in my parents' apartment, the morning news is going over the financial status of our...

Donations Pour In For Girl Who Lost Feet In Freak Lawnmower Accident

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact

A little Florida girl who lost her feet in a freak accident has received an outpouring of support from donors who are determined to make sure she walk...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remember Your Charitable Donations Still Count in this Year's Tax Return

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

As many of us scurry to gather our receipts and recollect the donations we made in 2012, there is a chorus of folks who say that the predicted elimination of the deductibility of charitable donations will result in fewer people giving or people giving less. My response is that it will not.

Beating the Odds

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

It is heartwarming to know people from all over the globe are willing to respond to these stories. In a digital age, where people spend more time interacting with devices than they sometimes do with other people, the Internet can become a human bridge.

Donors Pay For Funerals Of 6 Ohio Teens Killed In Crash

AP | Posted 03.14.2013 | Impact

WARREN, Ohio -- Members of a northeast Ohio community are offering monetary and in-kind donations to help the families of six teenagers killed when a ...

10 Lab-Tested Ways To Inspire Random Acts Of Kindness

Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Want to inspire random acts of kindness? Click through the slideshow below for some ideas. Keep in touch! Check out Huff...

On Creativeness and Why Crowdfunding Will Surpass the VC industry

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

According to the Kickstarter's data, there was $274 billion collected last year (+238 percent from 2011). In comparison, VC's invested $26.5 billion in 2012 (-10 percent from 2011). Do you see the difference?

Mindful Charitable Giving as a Pathway to Enlightenment

Fred Lawrence Feldman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
 Fred Lawrence Feldman

It is our intent to give and awareness of our acts, more than the amount of our personal philanthropy, that will bring about a brighter future for us in terms of our personal outlooks on life, and for our planet as a whole.