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Rings Dropped In Salvation Army Donation Kettle Pay For $21,000 Worth Of Toys For Kids

The Associated Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

BOSTON (AP) -- Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these. A former Salvation Army bell ringer is paying $21,000 for a diamo...

Generosity Around the World: Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

'She Can Have Some Of My Hair': After Seeing Girl Without Hair, Toddler Moved To Donate Hers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.03.2014 | Good News

This young girl is truly benevolent beyond her years. Three-year-old Ariana Smith from Winterport, Maine watched a video from Extra Life, a charity...

54 Top Writers and Mom Bloggers Reveal Where They Give

Estelle Sobel Erasmus | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Estelle Sobel Erasmus

Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Make room for #GivingTuesday -- a global rally for great giving which falls on December 2 this year.

Give the Best Gift on Giving Tuesday

Juanita Rilling | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Juanita Rilling

Following the buying frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday offers an important opportunity to complement our own holiday shopping with a day designated to helping those who may be less fortunate.

Giving To Charity For The First Time? Read This First

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 12.01.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

The holidays can inspire people to adopt a generous mood. You're thankful for the blessings you've received and want to pay it forward -- and you've also realized charitable giving can lower your taxes, as well.

Why Give? Gratitude and Giving for #GivingTuesday

Verneda White | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

I am grateful for this year's #GivingTuesday to coincide with World AIDS Day and to continue our workshops that teach children to value their own lives even when others do not. I am reminded of the valuable contribution and dedication of so many who work in the trenches across such organizations.

Donating -- Is It the American Way?

Marc Joseph | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 priva...

For Ebola Response - Think Infrastructure, Not Donations

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

I have no doubt that those who give donations to charities or NGOs working in developing nations have good intentions and are trying to help; the problem is that, most times, this isn't the most effective way to help.

Democratization of Philanthropy Through Crowdfunding

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Nonprofits that are used to relying on super donors writing hefty checks need to learn to embrace a better way: The idea of crowd-funding, where numerous smaller donations add up, powered by social media marketing.

What Are You Doing Tuesday?

Ana Garcia | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Ana Garcia

If you don't know about Giving Tuesday, that's because there's no giant corporation flooding you with ads about it. Why would they? They don't want you to give your money away to charity when you can use those credit cards to buy ugly sweaters.

6 Ways You Can Give Back Like a Celebrity This Thanksgiving

Hervé Larren | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Hervé Larren

Here are just a few of the ways some of our favorite celebrities and their families give back over the holidays. You can add some of this same star power to your Thanksgiving this year by getting together with your loved ones to help make someone else's Thanksgiving holiday special.

The Power of #GivingTuesday -- December 2, 2014

Benjamin Kallos | Posted 11.26.2014 | New York
Benjamin Kallos

As Americans, we have much to be thankful for. As a City Council Member representing the East Side of Manhattan, I am deeply thankful to be a New Yorker. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the many blessings that we have, and #GivingTuesday is a time to give back.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

Giving Back This Season

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I believe that it's really important to give back to our communities. One way to do that is to participate in #GivingTuesday and CrowdRise's ...

8 End-of-Year Tax Tips You Won't Want to Miss

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

2014 is quickly coming to a close. Before ringing in the New Year, take December to round out some quick and easy tips to lower your tax obligations and even boost your tax refund. And who doesn't want more money?

#GivingTuesday Giving Will Double in 2014 -- and That's a Good Thing

George Weiner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
George Weiner

The amount of money donated on #GivingTuesday has doubled each year since 2012, and it is predicted to double again in 2014.

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

Progress and Education: This week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. All o...

Families Rising Up: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since January 1, 2013, through my work at the Pollination Project, I've been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.

The 5 Stages Of Stuff: How To Make Downsizing Easier

Rachel Adelson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Theory is one thing, practice is another. I could write all day about aging in place and downsizing. Hey, wait. I have written all day about aging in place and downsizing. Then I actually downsized. And moved. And lived in a hotel for a month in between. It was all such a hassle that all I could think was, 'No wonder people put this off!'

Keep Your Alumni Engaged: Create a VC Fund for Them!

Josh Cline | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Josh Cline

How can colleges increase engagement among graduates in such a tough financial environment? Obviously, ending tuition and paying off the student loans of all alumni is probably not feasible. One answer is to create or connect with investment funds such.

Outdoor Company Cotopaxi Puts Its Money Where Its Heart Is

Ahrif Sarumi | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Ahrif Sarumi

Cotopaxi donates a minimum 10 percent of its profit to one of its partner nonprofit organizations to create a sustainable impact in the community those organizations serve. Smith's company goes one step further by showing potential and returning customers where that donation is going.

How The ALS Association Should Spend Donations From the #IceBucketChallenge

Steve Delfin | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Steve Delfin

The ALS Association has been given a gift; the $79.7 million they have raised through this social media extravaganza is "unrestricted funds," which means they can use those funds however they wish

AmazonSmile: Shop 'Til You Drop and Feel Good About It

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

Online shopping provides consumers an opportunity to shop 24-hours a day, 7 days a week -- and now they can "do good" around the clock. Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer, is making the next move in online giving.