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Two Ways to Give Back to Your Community

Brad Jamison | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Once you have found an organization you are comfortable with, how do you help them? There are two main ways to consider: Do you support them with a financial gift or do you give your time?

Race for a Cause: Why People Really Give

Anna Sidana | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Anna Sidana

By talking to the people at the race, I learned a fundamental truth about giving. When it comes to supporting causes that are not in the immediate grasp of people they will attend events and support these causes only if the event is satisfying a primary need for them.

Milaap Adds Crowd Element to Sustainable Giving

Geoff Livingston | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Like traditional giving, what matters most is the organizer (nonprofit or NGO) and actual benefactor. If you believe in both, then give. Everything else is gravy.

Why We Need To Reassess Our Notion Of Charity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

It is one of the seven virtues of Christianity. It used to have a central place in Roman ethics and Judaism as well. Today, we remain deeply impressed...

Internet Rallies Around 4-Year-Old Eliza, Shatters Online Fundraising Record

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact

Eliza O'Neill has several supporters who've got her back -- more than 20,000, in fact. That's how many people have donated -- mostly gifts of $10...

What We Give is as Important as What We Get

Natasha Ashton | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

The human-animal bond is nothing if not reciprocal; in return for their compassion, their comedy and the comfort they provide us, we give them love, food, shelter, health care, toys and maybe even a spot on the bed in return.

Taking the #unselfie a Step Further

Geoff Livingston | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

A strange thing is happening online this week. The push for the #unselfie -- the antithesis of social media navel gazing -- a picture of a donor's...

How to Write A University-Wide Email: A Guide for Administrators

Michael Restiano | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

Being a part of the upper echelon of higher education administration comes with significant responsibilities, as you know. Chief among them is the occasional need to write emails sent to the entire university community.

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

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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 05.21.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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 04.20.2014 | 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.