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Charity Organizations

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?

No Way Out: I'm Trapped in Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

I am being told that it will be "unlikely" for me to make my way out of Gaza due to the ongoing Israeli-Egyptian siege that has closed borders on every front. Gaza is the largest open air prison in the world.

Getting Fired Is A Great Opportunity To Serve Your Community

Christine Lias | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Lias

Every time that I volunteered (I know this sounds corny and trite) but I felt as if I had a positive and applicable impact on someone.

A Blue Night to Support Riverkeeper

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marissa Bronfman

The skies were grey and the event was Blue but guests at the annual Riverkeeper fundraiser were feeling neither as they mingled on the pool deck of the Empire Hotel to support the charity.

Make Memorial Day Meaningful

Kim Cattrall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Cattrall

I'm honored to have the opportunity to do something that helps the hundreds of thousands who continue to suffer the wounds of war long after the fighting on the battlefield has ended.

Nonprofits: State Laws Blocking Access To Funds

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Symphony has all the money it needs. But in this economy, the orchestra isn't allowed to touch it. The value...

Holiday in St. Bernard

Julie Fefferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Fefferman

The St. Bernard Community Center is just a few hundred meters from the main drag of New Orleans. Needy members from the community pace in front, waiting for the center to open.

Philanthropy's New Ice Age: Will Social Innovation Survive the Freeze?

Jumpstart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

After a decade of philanthropic investment that has produced a flowering of innovation and social entrepreneurship not seen since the late 19th century, all signs point to a flash freeze.

Ethics Trickle Down, McCain

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The candidate calls himself Lieutenant Colonel Russell. Like him, I'm a retired LtCol, but I seldom go by that title and if I do use it, I always identify myself retired as required by regulations.


Rebecca Lichtenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Lichtenfeld

Some believe that HIV/AIDS statistics are much higher and possibly at pandemic levels in eastern DRC, due to the ongoing conflict between the army and the rebels.

Can Travel Change the World?

Klara Glowczewska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Klara Glowczewska

I'd never traveled like this before, with this sort of purpose. Many of our readers, it turns out, have already found the same satisfaction.

Volunteering: Giving of Your Time, Talents, and Treasures | YourOnRamp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When I left the paid workforce many years ago to raise three children, I got involved with several non-profit organizations that over the years have p...

What Was the Name of that Green Organization Again?

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

There are so many great environmental organisations out there. But how many can you remember in a pinch? We have way too many Alliances of ... Resources ... Institutes ...

Beacons of Hope Glimmer in Dark Financial Times

Vicky Ward | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicky Ward

Just as our billionaires still go on their boats, so also, in New York, often criticized by outsiders for its shallowness and greed, authentic gestures of friendship and generosity endure.

Help Me Write a Book

Michael Kinsley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Kinsley

The notion that capitalism, which is all about self-interest, can be amended somehow to be more about helping others -- and still be capitalist -- strikes many as hopelessly Pollyannaish and bizarre.

Bikes Not Bombs

Steve Madden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Madden

When a colonel at NATO emailed to ask if I wanted to deliver some bikes to Afghanistan, I was taken aback. Oh yeah, I thought. Afghanistan. There's still a war there.

eCaring: Online Charities More Popular Than Ever

ABC News | Joshua Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the year draws to a close, Americans are busy donating money to charities across the country. Donors are expected to give more than $100 billion to...