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Charitable Giving

Take the $100 Tip Challenge to Make Someone's Christmas and Your Own

Heather Spires | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Heather Spires

We're giving to a person who is working hard and trying to support her family on minimum wage and $2 tips. But this moment of giving is not just for her -- it's also for us.

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...

'Angel' Quietly Pays Off All Of Store's Layaway Gifts With $50,000 Donation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Breaking: Santa has been spotted in a Pennsylvania Walmart. Or so it seems. According to the chain's Silver Springs Commons store, an anonymous ...

Chronically Ill Mom Forced To Choose Between Medicine Or Food Gets Help From Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact

Dahlia said she wasn't the type of person who'd ask for help -- the hardworking mother of three had had a job since she was a teenager, after all. ...

Teaching Children to Be Charitable

Christine French Cully | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

This time of year, even the kindest children are susceptible to a bad case of the "gimmes." One good way to manage their expectations is to help them find ways to give back.

The #Unselfie Captures Important Causes, Trumps Those Duckface Photos

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is here, and the Internet is abuzz making the world a better place. For the third consecutive year, Giving Tuesday m...

What Will You Do For Giving Tuesday?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

There's a new date to put on your holiday calendar -- Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Introduced in 2012 as an international day of charitable giving, the idea behind Giving Tuesday is to channel some of the spending energy that flows around Black Friday and Cyber Monday into giving energy.

Donating -- Is It the American Way?

Marc Joseph | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 priva...

Democratization of Philanthropy Through Crowdfunding

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Nonprofits that are used to relying on super donors writing hefty checks need to learn to embrace a better way: The idea of crowd-funding, where numerous smaller donations add up, powered by social media marketing.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

Want to Be Happier? Give More. Give Better.

Brady Josephson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Giving to others gives us pleasure. It makes us happier people which in turn leads us to give more which makes us even happier and... you get the picture.

Humble at Heart: 5 Lessons to Giving Back Stacey Lucchino Style

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 11.19.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

If you are like me, you instead go out of your way to find the entrepreneurial spirit in the room who has an amazing back-story, a heart of gold, and the humility to figure out a way to give back at every turn in her life.

Some People Talk About Change, Lisa Schultz of The Peace Project Makes It

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Lisa Shultz of The Peace Project and The Whole 9 Gallery is one of those people, someone who's not only out to make a tangible difference in the lives of real people around the world, but an innovator who's putting her time, effort, money and incredible drive right where her mouth -- and her mission -- is.

Have Fun While Fundraising

Tammara Fort | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

Do you like raising money for charity? Do you like being outdoors? The staff at WorkerAnts.com sure does. So we thought we would take a moment to h...

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...

The Rich Are Getting Richer, But They're Giving Less Of Their Income Away

MarketWatch | Quentin Fottrell | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

The amount of money wealthy Americans are donating to charity is falling as a percentage of their income. Before you denounce the 1%, new research fin...

An Extra Push: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

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...

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...

Companies May Ignore Domestic Abuse Prevention Out Of Fear Of Being Viewed As 'Anti-Male'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact

Domestic violence prevention programs aren't getting the support they need from corporate America because some companies may think the issue alienates...

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

Confounding Conventional Wisdom With a Simple Ask

Tim Delaney | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Tim Delaney

The America Gives More Act would implement several common-sense changes in tax law that many in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities have been seeking for too many years.

Next Generation Philanthropy: A Conversation With Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Bobbi Silten | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.

#IceBucketChallenge: Despite Critics, You Are Helping

Sam Fiorella | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Sam Fiorella

The reality is that many who have completed the challenge have also donated to the cause. Those who have completed the task without donating have, through their online videos, raised awareness and encouraged others to donate.