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As Good as It Gives

Doug Binzak | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

You are driving in the city, in line at a red light. Three cars ahead, you spot the weathered man or woman working his way up the line of windows, hand out, maybe a sign explaining his plight. Is there a flash of wanting the light to change before he makes it up to you?

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #35, Nobel Peace Prize

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

The Nobel Committee recognized that Obama had captured the world's imagination and clearly welcomed his multilateral approach and focus on diplomacy and engagement, a radical departure from the Bush administration's bellicose unilateralism, which alienated many in the international community.

Catherine New

Mitt Romney Used His Private Foundation To Bolster Conservative Cred | Catherine New | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney's record of charitable giving reflects more than generosity. For a Republican presidential nominee who has struggled to be seen as right-w...

WATCH: Students Donate Fruit They're Forced To Take

Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact

Though students are now required to take more fruits and vegetables, the new meal guidelines can’t force them to actually eat the healthful foods. B...

Buying the iPhone 5? Here's the Perfect (and Patriotic) Way to Use Your Old Phone

Danny Rubin | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact
Danny Rubin

Just think: your old iPhone can allow a soldier to talk with his/her family from a base in Afghanistan. Pretty powerful, right?

Keep California Green and Charitable

Mattias Wallander | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

California is a model state when it comes to waste reduction, aiming to reduce waste going into landfills by 75 percent by 2020. But there is a new obstacle for California's efforts to reduce waste and it's sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's desk as I type.

PHOTOS: Girl Mauled By Pet Raccoon Gets First Donor-Supported Surgery

Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact

After Charlotte Ponce was mauled by her family's pet raccoon 10 years ago, the brave girl is finally receiving the treatment that she deserves. The...

Forget The Gifts. They Deter Donors From Giving

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact

Not sure what to give potential donors to entice them to cut you a nice, big check? Try nothing. A recent study conducted by Yale researchers Geor...

Why Fundraising Should Be About Creating a Culture of Giving

Weh Yeoh | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Weh Yeoh

Realistically, pretty much all of us can afford to give just that little bit more. There isn't a limited and static pool of private donations that NGOs need to fight tooth and nail over.

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website was so that women could have a place to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hol...

After Returning To Jail, George Zimmerman Sees Spike In Donations

Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact

After getting sent back to jail for allegedly lying about his finances, George Zimmerman has seen a spike in donations to his defense fund. Zimmerm...

Buffett On Philanthropy: 'It'd Be Madness Not To Do It'

Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact

A group of billionaires met to talk about money -- not earning it, but how to best give it away. Thirty-five billionaires who have handed over a m...

Making The World A Better Place: How Everyday Citizens Are Doing It

Robert Grosshandler | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Robert Grosshandler

When I founded in 1997, I could only hope that it would grow into 350,000 socially-conscious consumers shopping at over 1,000 socially-respo...

I Want My Mother's Day Gifts To Give Back

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Combining online shopping with social good, Gifts that Give lets shoppers purchase upscale products at regular retail prices and donates $1 out of every $5 they spend to any cause of their choice.

Venture Capital Firm Giving Half of Profits To Charity

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

(By Sarah McBride - Reuters) - In an effort to kickstart more charitable giving around Silicon Valley, the six general partners at venture firm Andree...

Charity Study: Most People Think OTHERS Should Give More

Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact

By Mark Hrywna, The NonProfit Times Just how much money does someone need to earn each year to be considered one of “those people who have a lot ...

Best Credit Cards for Going Green

Curtis Arnold | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Not all cards are as green as they claim; industry observers often accuse banks of "greenwashing" their most basic cards with logos of well-known charities, without addressing long-term environmental preservation efforts.

Post-Disasters, These Classrooms Need Help: What You Can Do

James Rosenberg | Posted 06.01.2012 | Impact
James Rosenberg

Imagine you arrive at work one day and your boss tells you that the office supplies you need to do your job (e.g., paper, pens, even your computer) mu...

Monday Morning Motivation

Angela Perkey | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Angela Perkey

Have you ever felt less than motivated to go to work? For the vast majority of us, the answer is a resounding yes.

The #1 Easiest Way To Take Action During World Water Week

Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

The next time you're automatically handed that glass of water in your favorite restaurant, UNICEF urges you to realize how fortunate you are -- and th...

Direct Your Dining-Out Funds To Needy Women, Girls

Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact

When Marsha Wallace invited 20 friends over for dinner almost a decade ago, the Greenville, S.C., woman didn't know what it would grow into. She a...

Help This 6-Year-Old Boy With Brain Cancer Get Lifesaving Treatment

Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact

Six-year-old Josia Cotto is fighting for his life, and his community is joining in to help him get a potentially lifesaving treatment. Josia suffer...

Teens Collect 1 Million Jeans For Homeless

Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact

Teens across the country collected a record-breaking 1 million jeans for homeless youth in just one month. For the fifth year running, DoSomething....

How You Can Honor Women For Women's History Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With Women's History Month upon us, many organizations and entities including are paying attention and plan to honor and pay tribute to the many gener...

Dying Dad Inspired By Sons With Autism, Leg Amputations (How You Can Help)

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

Mike Buentello is about to start chemotherapy for his third battle with cancer. The 36-year-old father doesn't like to talk about his stage four d...