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Giving to Charity

Here's How You Can Give A Real Helping Hand This Holiday

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact

The holidays are in full swing, and many people are reaching out to those in need. There are multiple ways to volunteer, but alas, some are more help...

5 Ways to Support Refugees This Christmas

Marcy Franck | Posted 12.20.2015 | Impact
Marcy Franck

As we approach the holiday season -- a time dedicated to appreciating all that we have and giving all that we can -- your thoughts may turn to the millions of displaced people seeking safe refuge around the world.

Thanks a Lot. You Gave Me My Christmas Present and It Cost Me $218,000!

Rick Steves | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Together, you contributed $218,000. And with my match, we collectively raised more than $430,000 to help power Bread's work in explaining to our Congress the needs of our nation's poorest, homeless, and hungry people.

Start Now for a Healthy 2016

Mark Steber | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

For most Americans, it would be a stretch, but let's just say you want to give someone a big cash gift this year. Let's say you're feeling really generous and want to give your BFF $10,000 dollars. Guess what? They would not have to pay any taxes on it.

Boy's Birthday Wish To Help Nepal Raises More Than $31,000 For Relief Efforts

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact

Family heritage and giving back are two very important things to Neev Saraf. When the 8-year-old from Laurel, Maryland, learned about the two recen...

Nonprofit Employment Actually Grew During The Recession: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact

Nonprofits are becoming an increasingly vital aspect of the American economy, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. For the first tim...

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.

Charity Tax Breaks Only Extended Through End Of 2014

Forbes | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Charities wanted permanent tax breaks, but instead the Senate last night passed a one-year tax extenders bill, only good through Dec. 31, 2014. That l...

5 Cool and Easy Ways to Donate to Charity

Miranda Marquit | Posted 02.11.2015 | Money
Miranda Marquit

From the warm fuzzies you feel when you donate, to the tax deduction that you might receive, it makes sense to be generous.

Why These Parents Decided To 'Cancel' Christmas

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents

Earlier this month, blogger Lisa Henderson announced that she and her husband John had decided to "cancel" Christmas. The family, who lives in Uta...

This Simple Tactic Could Get Donors To Give 75% More: Study

Science Mag | John Bohannon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

A representative from a charitable organization stops you on the sidewalk and asks for $100 to feed people starving in the developing world. And a lar...

Most People Shouldn't Give To Charity And Don't Have To Feel Guilty About It

Business Insider | STEVE SIEBOLD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan recently made headlines for their $25 million donation to the Centers for Disease Control Fou...

Hungry as Dogs: We Don't Really Understand Charity

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Giving something to charity isn't really the same as living every day with a charitable heart. Granted, we are called to give generously to others from what we have, but a charitable heart goes further.

You've Probably Never Heard Of The Billionaire Philanthropist Quietly Transforming Charity

Co.Exist | JESSICA LEBER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Some people are into extreme sports, others extreme eating. You could call self-made billionaire Chuck Feeney an extreme philanthropist. Feeney, th...

Poor And Middle Class Giving More To Charity, Wealthy Donating Less

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle...

Nonprofit Watchdog Overhauls Rating Process To Resemble School Grading System

The NonProfit Times | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact

It might be time to dig out that retainer and tuba from your high school yearbook picture. Charity watchdog Charity Navigator changed in August the wa...

How Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hurting YOU?? (Hint: It's Not, So Stop Complaining)

Jennifer Hicks | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Hicks

Would you heckle people who walk at Relay for Life? Would you taunt a group having a car wash to raise money for a battered women's shelter? I hope not.

The 'Secret' To Getting Donors To Give More Charity

Forbes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the ...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Philanthropy and charitable donations are back! Americans once again gave more in 2013 than in the previous year. As Americans, we supported causes we cared about with gifts both big and small.

'Employee Engagement' Is Great, But Will Charities End Up Losing?

Steve Delfin | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Steve Delfin

Over the 14 year history of the Charities@Work Conference, which took place this Spring in New York, we've seen the workplace giving discussion move f...

64% Of Donations Are Made By Women.. And Other Facts About How We Give (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact

The size of the check you write to a charity, or even whether you write a check at all, isn't the only way to gauge your charitable contributions. The...

Katy Perry Lip Dub + Awesome High Schoolers = Millions For Charity

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact

It all started with an epic lip dub of Katy Perry's "Roar" and now one Colorado high school is encouraging all high schools across the nation to donat...

Adam Hill on Overcoming Depression and Becoming an Ironman Triathlete

Charity Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charity Miles

We have the most compassionate community of athletes, activists and everyone in between. We love sharing their stories with The Huffington Post community. Today we're featuring Adam Hill, who recently went through a dramatic transformation.

Immigrant Savings and Charity: Are They Better Than We Are?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Bob Hildreth

Native-born Americans seldom save. Our savings rate (percent of income saved) is near an all-time low of 4.4 percent. In contrast, immigrants' remittances indicate that their savings rate is close to 11.6 percent. While low incomes and low savings have gone together in the past, these factors diverge for immigrants.

A-lot-a Pallotta, But Very Little to Charity

Ken Berger | Posted 09.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Ken Berger

Yes, we know Dan says people should look at results rather than overhead; but if you look under the hood for details, there is little in his argument on exactly how to go about measuring those results.