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Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Poverty Starts With a Focus on Children

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Albina Du Boisrouvray

Universal Children's Day takes place on Nov. 20. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to promote the welfare of the world's children, something I have dedicated a lifetime's work to.

This Simple Tactic Could Get Donors To Give 75% More: Study

Science Mag | John Bohannon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

A representative from a charitable organization stops you on the sidewalk and asks for $100 to feed people starving in the developing world. And a lar...

NY Post in Hot Water with Fugees Pras Michel & Hope For Them Foundation

Reyne Haines | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Reyne Haines

Recently there were troubling accusations from the New York Post regarding the "Hope For Them Foundation" and former Fugees band member Pras Michel. ...

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...

Four Charity Game Changers

Louis Efron | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

In 2012 I founded World Child Cancer USA, a charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and care for children with cancer in the developin...

Killing the Moment -- It's Time to Do Your Events Differently

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Jacqueline Wolven

My daughter called this afternoon after class and on her way to work at the library to tell me about how here teacher decided to dress down the class after they had all done small teaching sessions at a summer camp.

The One Dangerous Thing Philanthropy Has In Common With Big Oil And Banks

Democracy Journal | Gara LaMarche | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

Though this is not the way I would usually describe my career, one way of looking at it is that I spent my first 20 working years trying to raise mone...

Adrian Peterson's Foundation Goes Offline To Protect Charity Partners

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

Programs benefiting from Adrian Peterson's charity are suffering because of the recent accusations of child abuse against the NFL star. The All Da...

Bartender Builds Charity for People with Special Needs, One T-Shirt at a Time

Brian Horn | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Brian Horn

What if your next T-shirt could provide joy and financial support to an individual with special needs? What if that same T-shirt could inspire confidence and a sense of accomplishment for an adult worker with special needs? A Phoenix area bartender created a charity that does just this.

Expanding a Culture of Service

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Service is an essential part of our nation's DNA. Throughout our history, volunteers across the country have stepped up to fill a range of critical needs.

Love, Adoption and the Kids Left Behind

Bekka Ross Russell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Bekka Ross Russell

I couldn't adopt every one of the orphanage kids. We can't provide even this type of environment for more than a fraction of the children in need in this country alone. But that doesn't mean we are powerless.

EcoTravel Tips: Ethical Ways to Visit the Homes of Endangered Animals

FlipKey | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
FlipKey

Luckily, the tourism industry has adapted to this need for change and responders are creating increasing opportunities for individuals to discover new places, while keeping in mind the needs of the land and the animals that inhabit it.

Giving Back to Military Families

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Ms. Coombs was able to provide families of 9/11 victims, who had yet to receive assistance, some much needed help. She wanted to lead by example and teach her children "to pay it forward."

Giving Thanks: Wounded Vets Deserve a Good Night's Rest

Christopher J. Flynn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Christopher J. Flynn

As our nation's heroes fight to recover, they should not have to face the additional stress resulting from poor lodging and financial burdens. These men and women have served our country in times of war and in peace, from World War II to the present. Now they need our help.

5 Simple Ways To Give Back While Traveling

Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel

We’d all love to go on a volunteer vacation, learn about the local culture and perhaps save the world. With the average American getting a total of ...

My Lolly's Locks Experience

Deb Donatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deb Donatti

My name is Deb Donatti. I am a 47-year-old mother of three, married for almost 25 years... and at the end of July 2013, I found out I have invasive breast cancer.

Four Ways to Make Your Donation Count

David Geller | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
David Geller

Aristotle said: "To give away money is an easy matter, and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power -- nor an easy matter." Here are four pieces of advice that might help make your decision.

The Accidental Philanthropist

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Regardless of how successful your philanthropic effort is, take heart in the fact that you had the desire to change the world, and we are all better for it.

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 3)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

So, now that we've covered the evolution of branding and what a brand is, let's take a look at the importance of having a living brand.

And the Most Important Generation In History Is...

Dina Khayal | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Dina Khayal

Whether you are saving elephants by banning the ivory trade in Thailand with WWF or speaking up for a cause you are passionate about. all our collaborative efforts have true meaning and power, so use them wisely.

Sustainable Satisfaction: How Aging Makes Your Mind More Charitable

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

What is it that draws so many of us to community causes as we age? Is it just an excess of wealth that inspires philanthropy, or are our brains actually learning to perceive our relationships with the world around us in different ways?

Yoga Gives Back Fights Poverty in India, One Woman at a Time

Jill Lawson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Jill Lawson

It is of grave importance that we do not use yoga to perpetuate our freedom to self indulge. We could consider taking our newfound inspiration we've gained via yoga, and use it to empower other women, who may be less fortunate.

Service as the Secret to Self-esteem: 30 Days of Service

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Mark Goulston, M.D.

"Whether you are a CEO or a secretary, self-employed or unemployed, rich or poor, a 20-something or a 60-something, a master at the task or a first-timer, none of those labels matter when you are serving. I like to think of service as a great equalizer."

A Million Thank Yous!

Dave Girgenti | Posted 03.25.2013 | Good News
Dave Girgenti

If someone does something nice, you should thank them. It's a simple and easy thing to do. Right But what if I wanted to thank 1 million people from all over the country for doing nice things? You may be wondering how I would possibly know a million nice people... Well, I actually do!

New Yorkers Unite to Support the Somaly Mam Foundation Charity Benefit

Culture-ist | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Culture-ist

Brave Is Beautiful was the theme that rung clear at an event to support the Somaly Mam Foundation on Thursday night in New York City. The purpose of the event was to raise $25,000 for the Somaly Mam Foundation, a nonprofit that is committed to ending modern slavery.