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Nonprofits Should Be in the Business of Going Out of Business

Thenera Bailey | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

Too often, creating sustainable solutions to social problems gets replaced by the creation of solutions that will sustain our organizations and keep our doors open.

The Great Charitable Myth

Heather Higgins | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Heather Higgins

Soup kitchens over art and music programs? Social justice over inner city education? Homeless shelters over medical research? ACORN over the environment? With the thousands of charitable organizations in existence, do we really want these decisions politicized and manipulated?

Would the Next Courageous Marketer Please Rise Up

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.17.2011 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

The stigma of brand vs. "scary charity" association was in the minds of brand marketers, not in those of shoppers and consumers.

How To Talk To Your Kids About The News

Brian Buck | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Brian Buck

Whether you're talking about it with them or not, your kids are thinking about the headlines they see and hear about in the news.

U.S., U.K. Charities Try Different Investment Strategies

Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact

Although charities on either side of the pond may have similar missions or causes, U.S. and U.K. nonprofits distinctly differ when it comes to investm...

Nonprofits Get Creative to Keep the Donations Coming

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Schwab

Many previously flush donors have been forced to cut back on their generosity. Asking the remaining contributors to dig deeper is not the answer in most cases. What's a nonprofit to do?

Running On Fumes: Nonprofits Make Cuts As Gas Prices Climb

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the cost of gas increases, nonprofits that provide transportation or services for needy people are wondering if the escalating prices will force th...

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?

Fed Budget Changes Could Hit Aid, Art Charities Hardest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The new budget promises to decrease spending by at least $1 trillion over the next decade, however it may come at a high price -- the decline of chari...

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.

Top 400 Charities See Billions Less In Donations, Biggest Percentage Drop Ever Recorded

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — A new ranking of the nation's 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ...

One Woman, 365 Days to Do Good

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

So, each day this year, Betty is giving $100 to a cause that moves her. And writing about it on her blog, WhatGives365.

Stars Come Out To FEED America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Sunday night in Century City, the FEED Foundation, in collaboration with Vanity Fair and Hungry in America, hosted a fundraising event at Top Chef Jud...

The Classic Crime in Haiti

Jorge Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jorge Hernandez

Classic Crime, a Seattle-based band, inspired by a previous trip to Port-au-Prince are working hard to draw attention and raise money for Haiti with their music.

Hazon Yeshaya: Providing for the Poor of Israel

Abraham Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham Israel

I am a retired businessman who volunteers all his time and efforts to better the lives of our needy brothers and sisters in Israel.

Haiti Quake: A Cry for Help

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Women and children are the most vulnerable in the wake of the catastrophe, and almost half of the population in Haiti is comprised of children.

Robin Hood Foundation Embraces the Web to Feed NYC's Hungry

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
GroundReport

Over the past two months, a skunkworks team of young internet influencers has met, brainstormed, emailed and twittered -- all in the pursuit of feeding more than 100,000 of the city's hungry.

Pastors Camp On Billboard To Raise Money For Charity

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Two pastors in Lake Wales, Fla., spent a full week on top of a billboard, 21 feet off the ground, to promote their charity campaign and try and raise ...

Charities Running Out Of Turkeys To Give Away

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. Charities across the nat...

Holiday Giving: Intimate Evenings with Acclaimed Authors and Rare Collector's Books

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marissa Bronfman

Giving is a given during December but why not give a little something extra special this holiday season that will delight the book lovers in your life and promote literacy abroad?

Want to Help Others This Thanksgiving? Go Online

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Sterne

A fascinating experiment in digital philanthropy is brewing at Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City charity that has raised more than $1 billion for poverty-focused nonprofits.

Another India Innovation: The Joy of Giving Week

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Perry Garfinkel

The new generation of proud Indians has been inspired by the great Mahatma Gandhi's mantra, "Be the change you want to see in the world."

Navigating the Non-Profitsphere

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

So where does your gift have the most impact? How do you find that group of people working to fix that issue you most care about? Here are some great tools for navigating the non-profitsphere.

Giving Back While Looking Gorgeous: How One Designer is Revolutionizing the Way We Buy and Wear Jewelry

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

I had the opportunity to talk with this philanthropic jewelry designer about what inspired her to start Joan Hornig Jewelry and the lessons she learned along the way.

Why Call It Charity Care?

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David R. Jones, Esq.

A 5 percent threshold of free medical care to qualify a nonprofit hospital for tax exemptions and public funding is not unreasonable. Or else, why call it charity care?