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Did America's 10-Year Plan To End Homelessness Work?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Joel John Roberts

So many plans and so many end-dates, both past and future. Did chronic homelessness in America end in 2012? No. Was the ten year plan to end homelessness a failure? No.

Millionaire Jay-Z Donated Just $6K To Scholarship Fund He Founded | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact

Jay-Z calls himself the best rapper alive, and he's made a cool half billion dollars off his talent -- but when it comes to giving money to the charit...

More Bang for Community Bucks

Brian Gallagher | Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact
Brian Gallagher

Today, when President Obama called on Americans to be "All-In" to support pathways to education and jobs for disconnected youth, he could well have had Philadelphia's young "pushouts" in mind.

The Death Of A Flamboyant Charity Wrongdoer Sends A Reminder To Regulators

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Pablo Eisenberg

The death this month of William Aramony, who spent six years in jail for misusing more than $1 million in United Way of America money, is a reminder of the time when nonprofit miscreants were larger than life, their careers marked by tremendous energy and panache compared with the current crop of unexciting executive frauds.

Join Me and Zach Bonner at United Way's Homewalk (Oh, and Kobe Bryant Too)

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Homelessness is a very serious social crisis that affects us all and it looks like such a massive problem, it's a normal reaction to feel we cannot do anything about it. But we can do something about it.

New Charitable Blocking Dummy

Paul Clolery | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Paul Clolery

United Way and Penn State were at the top of their games when egos got in the way. It has taken United Way a couple of decades to overcome one person's greed and lust. Let's see how long it takes Penn State.

What Top Nonprofits Are Doing That Other Organizations Aren't

Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

One way to raise money is to figure out who your best donors are and look for other people like them. But some Philanthropy 400 charities have succeed...

Building Prosperity: Finding a Job is Just the First Step

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Prosperity Centers are dedicated to assisting people in their community succeed financially. That doesn't just mean helping workers find jobs; it means giving them all the tools they need to build financial security.

The Issue Getting The Biggest Buzz With Nonprofits Right Now

Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact

Nonprofit leaders at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday spoke out against the proposal to limit tax deductions for charitable contributions. ...

Celebs Throw Foodie Party To Fight Hunger | MIKE VILENSKY | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact

Foodies enjoyed their last tastes of summer Saturday night at United Way and Vanity Fair's "What's on the Table?" Party to Combat Hunger, held at a sp...

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney: 'Generous' Philanthropist Whose Biggest Charitable Cause Is The Mormon Church | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and...

1 Million Volunteer Recruitment Effort Launched To Promote Childhood Literacy

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

United Way Worldwide officially launched a three-year initiative to recruit 1 million volunteers to promote literacy among children on Tuesday, as par...

Our Children's Education: Who Will Stand in the Gap when Politicians Act Like Absentee Dads?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

If we are truly going to do something to help children and families rise above the circumstance of poverty, it is critical that we help kids succeed in the classroom.

It's Their Right: Our Children Deserve Access to a Quality Education

Elise Buik | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
Elise Buik

The number of families living in poverty will not decrease if we don't prepare youth to be productive members of our community. Improving our schools is a moral and economic imperative.

Jason Cherkis

Jon Huntsman Flirted With 'Death Panels' As Governor | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

Two years before Sarah Palin conjured “death panels" from her active imagination, Utah’s business elite devised its own far less infamous version....

Will Guzzardi

Giant Downtown Mural Inspires Chicagoans To 'Go Do Good' | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

Commuters walking near State and Madison streets in downtown Chicago had a striking new image in their sights Tuesday morning: a giant, bright-yellow,...

Jason Cherkis

Potential GOP Presidential Candidate Favored Health Care Mandate As Governor | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

HANCOCK, N.H. –- To hear Jon Huntsman and his advisers tell it, he is a bedrock conservative on health care who took a free market approach as gover...

Cuts to Emergency Funds Literally Push New Yorkers Out the Door

Gordon Campbell | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

Cutting funding to the ESFP and other safety net initiatives that may be the difference between life and death closes the door on those who suffer from the plagues of unemployment, homelessness and hunger.

Ending Homelessness Is No Funny Business

Joel John Roberts | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

After decades of this country's struggle to end American homelessness, a business approach could very well be the tipping point to resolution.

Lifting Up America's Voices on Education -- and Acting on Them

Brian Gallagher | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
Brian Gallagher

If ever there was an issue on which Americans can mobilize for change -- on which they yearn to engage -- it is education.

Will Guzzardi

United Way's 'Week Of Caring' Mobilizes Army Of Volunteers | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

This week is National Volunteer Week, and one of Chicago’s largest charitable organizations is mobilizing a small army of locals to hit the streets ...

GM Foundation Gives $27 Million To Struggling Detroit Schools

Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact

As the Detroit Public Schools system continues its attempt to erase a $327 million budget deficit, financial assistance couldn't come at a better time...

Rallying 1 Million Volunteers To Help American Schools

Posted 06.01.2011 | Education

American schools need help. Unfortunately, that's no April Fools' joke. On April 1, United Way launched a campaign to rally 1 million volunteers to g...

Having a Strong Team Is Essential for Our Kids' Success

Nnamdi Asomugha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nnamdi Asomugha

When high school graduates cross the stage and collect their diplomas, there are many people who helped to make that happen.

How Companies Can Give More Than Just Thanks

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Macro-economic and developmental problems cannot be solved by any one person alone. However, Thanksgiving is a good time to think about what each one of us can do as members of organizations.