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Charitable Giving

America's Top Fundraising Charities

The Chronicle of Philanthrop | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

The Chronicle of Philanthropy released its Philanthropy 400, an annual compilation of charities that collect the most in private support each year. Fu...

Why Nonprofits Should Support the American Jobs Act

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

Leaders of our nation's nonprofit sector are vehemently opposing the cap on itemized deductions proposed by President Obama as a way to help pay for t...

Rating Charity's Commitment to Accountability and Transparency

Ken Berger | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Ken Berger

For almost three years now, we have been sharing our plans to change our rating system to make it more in depth. At last, the first ever fu...

Why Steve Jobs and I Hate Charity

Joe Waters | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

When giving is disconnected from caring and context, it's just charity, in the worst sense of the word.

What I Would Do with $29 Million

Rebecca Kantar | Posted 10.26.2011 | Impact
Rebecca Kantar

I don't want to negate Kim Kardashian's charitable actions, but what would a $1-million wedding and a $28-million contribution to some of our world's most dire causes, talented young change agents and diligent organizations have looked like?

Ramadan Reflection Day 19: Know People Deeply

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Knowing one another means beyond simple acquaintanceship -- you need to know people deeply. People go through some real tough things and even if it doesn't seem like it's that serious to us, pain is very subjective.

Andrea Stone

Kids, Veterans, Police Charities Get Failing Grades In Watchdog Ranking

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- A new charity rating guide by the watchdog American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), has handed out 'F' grades to dozens of poorly run o...

Philanthropists of Tomorrow Start With the Work We Do With Our Kids Today

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

From toddler through teenager, encouraging regular charitable giving is a great way to instill awareness of a greater good. Kids get tremendous satisfaction in being able to say they helped someone.

Andrea Stone

Gang of Six Plan On Charitable Deductions Would Follow Debt Commission Guidelines

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Part of the debt-reduction plan unveiled Tuesday by the Gang of Six would "reform, not eliminate tax expenditures" for charitable giving...

Celebrating Faith, Altruism And Our Modern Community

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

In thinking about religion and society in the 21st century, we should broaden the conversation about faith from doctrinal debates to the larger question of how it might inspire us to construct together a gracious and generous social order.

Time to Change the Way We Give

Melanie Lundquist | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Melanie Lundquist

America's wealthy funnel the vast majority of their charitable dollars into institutions that simply don't address society's most urgent needs. That may pass the muster when we're all doing well, but it doesn't work in times like these.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- US Charitable Giving Increased in 2010

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

According to a new report, charitable giving by American individuals, corporations and foundations is estimated at $290.89 billion for 2010, an increase of 3.8 percent from 2009 estimates.

Triple Impact: How Corporations, Consumers and Nonprofits Can Work Together to Make a Difference

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

We all seek to make a difference, but when corporations, consumers and nonprofits work together, our impact triples.

State Of The Plate: Small Churches Feeling Financial Squeeze

Posted 05.30.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service (RNS) Almost all U.S. churches witnessed a change in the financial giving they received in 2010 compared to ...

Schwarzenegger's Teenage Son Starts Business with Charitable Focus

Ayo Adeyeye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ayo Adeyeye

Doing business and philanthropy with style. That's the idea behind Project360, a clothing and accessories retail business founded by high school student Patrick Schwarzenegger and two friends.

Cultivating Contagion in the Social Media Sphere

Rishi Dave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rishi Dave

Direct conversations with your customers are incredibly powerful, but the seeming lack of control can be unnerving. So how can you engage at a meaningful level?

Charitable Deduction Cap Is Ill-Advised

Brian Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Brian Gallagher

As government programs are cut, the Administration and Congress should be looking for ways to increase charitable donations.

A New Year Call To Action -- For The Kids

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

How little it takes from us -- a bit of money, donations of supplies or just volunteer time -- to help create something that changes the life of a child in crisis.

Atheists, Humanists Resolve to Give More

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

As we head into 2011, humanist leaders around the world have resolved to give more and get their fellow freethinkers to do the same.

Meet Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Kindness is contagious. That's what Jenny Lawson, better known to fans and followers as The Bloggess, discovered this holiday season when her sim...

'Be the Change: Save a Life' Viewers Donate $500K To Charity

ABC News | Anna Maria Barry-Jester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On Dec. 17, 2010, ABC News aired a special edition of "20/20" called "Be the Change: Save a Life," hosted by World News anchor Diane Sawyer and senior...

Top 8 Most Charitable U.S. Cities During The Holiday Season

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It could be the overall message of giving that spices up the Holiday season, but Americans seem to catch the giving bug more during the holidays than ...

How the Language Services Industry Gives Back

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nataly Kelly

While there's still plenty to be done in order to truly eliminate language barriers and make goods and services available to those in need of them, these companies' cumulative actions go a long way in addressing those shortfalls.

Rutgers Students Launch Movement, Promise Half Of Salary To Charities For Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Giving What We Can has arrived in the United States -- on Rutgers University's main campus. The charity movement asks members to give away 10 or more ...

The Cardboard Box

Justin Mayo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Justin Mayo

For a child, the creativity is quite often found, not in the toy itself, but inside of a cardboard box. Because with a cardboard box, you and your friends can create anything.