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The New Rule of Thumb: Adjust Your Marketing for a Mobile World

Julie Niehoff | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Julie Niehoff

Our thumbs separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom. And never has that been more evident than today, with mobile technology in almost every ha...

Electronic Payments Allow Charities to Focus on the Things that Matter

Bryan de Lottinville | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Bryan de Lottinville

When was the last time you sent someone a letter in the mail? Has it been a while? By contrast, when did you send your last email just by pushing a bu...

A Surprising Fact About People Who Are Loudest About Charity On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact

That Facebook friend of yours who’s the first to share a campaign to help people in need might be the least likely to actually follow through on don...

This Little-Known Tactic Gets People To Donate To Online Fundraisers: Peer Pressure

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact

If you want to reach your online fundraising goal, hit up your deep-pocketed friends early on so the rest of your donors follow suit, a new study conc...

Why Charities 'Are Missing Out On Several Billion Dollars' (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact

Nonprofits could be doing a lot more to better their online fundraising efforts, new research suggests. A survey by fundraising consultants Dunham...

Study: Donors Gave More Online Last Year Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact

The Internet has truly become a donation hot spot. Donors gave more online gifts last year than ever before, according to M+R’s Benchmarks study....

How To Make A Real Difference -- Using Only Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact

The ability to give should be at our fingertips -- and we don't mean just physically reaching into our pockets. Check out these 10 Android and i0S ...

Online Giving Jumped Big Time In 2012: New Study

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact

Point-and-click charity is on the rise. According to a recent study reported in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, online donations to nonprofits surge...

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.

4 Kinds Of People Who Care About Causes..And What They Do Online

Katya Andresen | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Katya Andresen

The wonderful people at the Georgetown Center for Social Impact Communication have drawn on their recent research to profile who is most likely spread...

WATCH: Web Thrift Store Allows You To Donate Unwanted Items

Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact

Pushing spring cleaning ahead a few months might have a new appeal with an online thrift store that makes it easy to support the causes close to your ...

Who Will You Support On Cyber Giving Monday?

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

This year I want to start a new tradition, a new movement to encourage cyber shoppers to become cyber givers as well. Together, we can turn Cyber Monday into one of the biggest days of online giving.

Mac vs. PC; Safari vs. Chrome: Which Users Donate Most Online?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact

We've all been asked to help fund a cancer walk on Facebook or pass around a worthy cause on Twitter. But who's actually clicking the Donate button? ...

Will You Marry Me? What Not-For-Profits get Wrong on the Web

George Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Weiner

The "Will you marry me?" (WYMM) syndrome turns every online messaging opportunity into a nail begging to be hit with the donation hammer.

Laura Bassett

Credit Card Companies Waive Fees For Select Haiti Charities | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

All four major credit card companies -- Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover -- have waived or rebated their processing fees on donations ...

Laura Bassett

As Wallets Open For Haiti, Credit Card Companies Take A Big Cut | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Update at 9:03 AM Friday: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover have now all announced that they will waive fees for some donations related... Change The World With $25 And A Click

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

For as little as $25, anyone in the world can log on to and loan an entrepreneur somewhere in the world the money to improve their business.

eCaring: Online Charities More Popular Than Ever

ABC News | Joshua Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the year draws to a close, Americans are busy donating money to charities across the country. Donors are expected to give more than $100 billion to...