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Reuse and Recycle While Spring Cleaning: How to Make a Difference Through Donating

Jim Gibbons | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It's a week before Earth Day, and spring has sprung. Now is the perfect time to think about your individual environmental impact. What does the star...

Study: Donors Gave More Online Last Year Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact

The Internet has truly become a donation hot spot. Donors gave more online gifts last year than ever before, according to M+R’s Benchmarks study....

You Won't Believe What This $15 Thrift Store Purchase Is Worth

Aimee Heckel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

You might call it shopping. My husband thinks it's hoarding. I call it gambling. And I'm addicted.

Why it Is Difficult to Choose a Charity

Eric Friedman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

A few years ago, the following story was highlighted on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's website as an inspiring testament to the hospital's wo...

How To Successfully Downsize Without A Family Feud

Rachel Adelson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

People should be tolerant and strive for a balance between those who want to throw out everything and those who need to deliberate over the many decisions involved, relishing family stories and preserving family history.

Spring Cleaning for Social Good

Perla Ni | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Perla Ni

Four Ways Your Spring Cleaning Can Be Used For Social Good. Housebound by bad weather? Why not do a little pre-emptive spring cleaning. Start small;...

What Charities Are Saying Instead of "Get out Your Wallet"

Philip Webb | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact
Philip Webb

One million people just got the same tweet: "Watch a Movie. Change the World." @NelsonMandela is on to something.

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Emily Chen

As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?

Charity "a la Carte"

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

Genuine charity or philanthropy requires, above all else, that we are dedicated to seeing to it, first of all, that every human being has access to all the basic human rights.

The 5 Languages of Giving: The Secret to Paying It Forward

Robyn Scott | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Robyn Scott

The word "giving" is itself limiting. Ask people how they like to give, or give back. Mostly they'll talk about donating, sometimes volunteering, occasionally mentoring. Ask people, instead, how they find meaning by helping others, or the planet: their eyes light up and the conversation expands.

Junior Achievement New York Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations

Azeem Khan | Posted 04.13.2014 | New York
Azeem Khan

Junior Achievement New York is helping kids to face the stark economic realities of life with financial literacy programs that help these kids avoid future financial crises when they are adults.

W. Va. Governor Requests More Bottled Water

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Three weeks after a 10,000-gallon chemical spill contaminated drinking water for West Virginia residents, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has asked the local wa...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginians Still Worried About Their Water 20 Days After Chemical Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

Some West Virginians affected by the chemical spill earlier this month are still not drinking their tap water -- and donations of bottled water are st...

3 Ways To Give Back To The World

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Are you breathing a sigh of relief that the holiday gift wrapping is cleared away and the Christmas tree is back in the box? I have to admit, I am. I get overwhelmed with so many presents, special food, and partying as we celebrate the abundance in our lives.

Envelope Season

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 03.23.2014 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

This is the season where awards shows give out their envelopes of excellence. I'm more concerned with another kind of envelope, the kind charities sen...

Big Deal: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Has Raised Over $1.6M

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I've been supporting the CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge this season by giving $75,000 to the campaign. Nonprofits nationwide have been participati...

Open Letter to Those Who Don't Give to Charity

Eric Friedman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

I bet I know why you don't give. You're not a bad person. Actually, you're probably a pretty good person: caring, compassionate and generous with your friends and family. But you're skeptical of charities.

For Your End-of-Year Charitable Giving, Give Directly

Ken Stern | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Ken Stern

One of the greatest weaknesses of the current development system is that vast sums of money earmarked for direct aid to the poor gets siphoned off before it reaches intended recipients. In barely two years, Give Directly has pioneered a new and very promising approach to poverty relief.

8 Ways to be an Informed Giver: Tips from Nonprofit Director Rodney McDonald

Joshua Berman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Joshua Berman

How do you know -- without a doubt -- that your donation is going to the right cause?

Eight Surprising Ways to Improve Your Charitable Giving

Eric Friedman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

Being an effective donor is about relying on your heart, as well as your head, to help others.

The One Metric I'll Use to Measure My Company's Success in 2014

Brittany Hodak | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Brittany Hodak

My head began spinning as Joanna went through the next 10 or so cards. I don't think I heard a single word she said afterward. I just kept thinking about Joshua and his heartbreaking request. All of a sudden,our 2014 goals seemed meaningless.

This is not an exaggeration: Over a million dollars raised for nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, huge news! The #HolidayChallenge recently passed $1,000,000. That's a million dollars for charities. As many of you know, I'm helping to fund ...

'Tis the Season -- for Sensible Charitable Giving

Lily Casura | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Lily Casura

The Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently identified the "50 worst charities in America".

What are Our Charitable Obligations?

Eric Friedman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

I get more authentic personal satisfaction from giving when I put aside my personal experiences, do some research into charitable effectiveness, and give based on what I think is most effective at helping others.

The Five Mistakes Donors Make (and How to Fix Them)

Eric Friedman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

By many measures, Americans are among the most generous people in the world, giving about $300 billion to charities every year to help those who are less fortunate or to otherwise make the world a better place.