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Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Marcos: The Father of the Mountain

Adam Pervez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Volunteers meet Marcos at the metro station and ride a cable car up to the last stop. For many this would be as far as they'd go, as beyond it only gets poorer and more dangerous.

Capping Public Service Loan Forgiveness at $57.5K Defeats Its Purpose

Tim Lowden | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Tim Lowden

If this proposal passes as is, I fear the benefits of education will not outweigh the burden of debt for most Americans. Education is a key component to the economic success of a country, but in America, it is becoming a more of a financial hindrance than a career gain.

How to Use Effective Online Advocacy to Grow Your List

Laura Packard | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

The dirty little secret is that a lot of online advocacy doesn't necessarily accomplish anything offline AND it isn't growing your list either. So you...

Opportunity for All Demands All of Us

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Contributors: Kwesi Rollins, Director, Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership and Reuben Jacobson, Senior Research Associate ...

How to Use Social Media to Build Your Email List

Laura Packard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Laura Packard

If people prefer to get your content on social media, why try so hard to get their email address? Two reasons: reach and control.

For Regional Theatres, Social Justice is Core to the Mission

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

Truly, the arts are not peripheral to our problems; to sustain them is why we need to solve these seemingly competing problems. A safe, engaged, healthy child is a creative child, and that child will make for a safer, healthier, more brilliant world.

Theaters Contribute to Social Justice and Meaningful Change in Communities

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

The arts are losing out in the wave of a new philanthropic emphasis on measurable "investment."

If Anybody Ever Tells You It's Too Expensive To Solve The World's Problems, Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact

The world's problems are so staggering that they sometimes feel completely unchangeable. Every day seems to leave more suffering, disease and tragedy ...

New Workplace: Giving Back Is Part of My Job

Crystal Chen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Chen

When I started working I stopped volunteering. I didn't have the time. I didn't make it a priority. I found the number of organizations available to volunteer at in NYC overwhelming to sift through and commit to.

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of ...

Kathryn Sollmann: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Working at a Non-Profit

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Moving from one industry to another can be difficult, but the move from a corporation to a non-profit is a cultural shift. When you find the right fit you'll be in the position to help your own career -- and many others in need.

Reducing Inequality Through Philanthropy?

Richard Abrons | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Richard Abrons

When David Koch lavishes funds on the opera, ballet and Lincoln Center, he is increasing inequality, as he is by lowering his taxes, some of which goes to government programs for the poor.

Irish Charities Need Our Support More Than Ever

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Ruairí McKiernan

Irish charities are entering 2014 in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. According to Fundraising Ireland, donations to charities were down 40 percent over the Christmas period.

A Do-Gooder's Dilemma

Diana Mao | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Diana Mao

As we enter the New Year, it is important to take a step back and ask the question of why as opposed to what. So many times we get asked what do you do, who do you work for?

This Tuesday, Give a Gift That Will Change a Life

David McMillan | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
David McMillan

Let's face it: the world can be a scary, unfair place, full of obstacles, difficult choices and inequities -- and that's especially true for at-risk children and children raised in single-parent households, such as I was.

IRS Sets Its Sights on Political 'Dark Money'

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

the Internal Revenue Service is proposing new rules that could curtail "social welfare" nonprofit groups' ability to influence elections while concealing their donors.

UNselfie. Turn the Camera Around on #Givingtuesday and give!

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

Let's turn that trend, and everyone's cameras, around and start taking "UNselfie" pictures. These "UNselfie" pictures could be of people doing good things, of acts of kindness, of compassion in action! Being UNselfish!

Winter Wonderland: Artisan Gifts for Arctic Wildlife

Zoe Helene | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Zoe Helene

Wildlife needs wilderness -- not just to survive, but also to live freely. These eco-friendly, ethically sourced artisan gifts are inspired by the natural colors, textures and tones of the arctic region's remaining wildlife.

How to Successfully Crowdfund for Your Nonprofit

Ben Lamson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Lamson

One of the most difficult parts of crowdfunding is getting off zero. Fundraising campaigns tend to be a bit like middle school lunch tables: Nobody wants to be the first to sit down but they quickly attract fair-weather fans and band-wagon jumpers.

The Secret of the Avatar Can Deepen Your Partnerships

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

How can organizations that don't need hands-on volunteers achieve a similar level of personal connection with their supporters?

The Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence is Deafening

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

As a very vocal advocate for the eradication of domestic violence, I am greatly frustrated by the apparent indifference our culture has towards domestic violence and the cancerous destruction it has on our families.

"Déjá Vu All Over Again" for Child Care

David Nocenti | Posted 10.29.2013 | New York
David Nocenti

If others cannot secure coverage by November 1, they will be shut down by the City, which rightly does not want children cared for in facilities that have no insurance. What will happen to those children? And to their parents, many of whom rely upon the child care to allow them to work?

How Do We Save The Oceans? With Our Kids.

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green

When actress Tanna Frederick first moved to California, the ocean was the kind of locale that brought back memories of her native Iowa. Like a hike in...

The Crisis That Was Not Averted

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

I offer no solutions to averting another government shutdown. But I can tell you one thing we can all do to make America a more secure and prosperous nation: We can write a check -- to the local food bank, diaper bank, heating assistance fund or community health center.