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Giving to Charity

Charity Tax Breaks Only Extended Through End Of 2014

Forbes | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Charities wanted permanent tax breaks, but instead the Senate last night passed a one-year tax extenders bill, only good through Dec. 31, 2014. That l...

5 Cool and Easy Ways to Donate to Charity

Miranda Marquit | Posted 12.14.2014 | Money
Miranda Marquit

From the warm fuzzies you feel when you donate, to the tax deduction that you might receive, it makes sense to be generous.

Why These Parents Decided To 'Cancel' Christmas

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents

Earlier this month, blogger Lisa Henderson announced that she and her husband John had decided to "cancel" Christmas. The family, who lives in Uta...

This Simple Tactic Could Get Donors To Give 75% More: Study

Science Mag | John Bohannon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

A representative from a charitable organization stops you on the sidewalk and asks for $100 to feed people starving in the developing world. And a lar...

Most People Shouldn't Give To Charity And Don't Have To Feel Guilty About It

Business Insider | STEVE SIEBOLD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan recently made headlines for their $25 million donation to the Centers for Disease Control Fou...

Hungry as Dogs: We Don't Really Understand Charity

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Giving something to charity isn't really the same as living every day with a charitable heart. Granted, we are called to give generously to others from what we have, but a charitable heart goes further.

You've Probably Never Heard Of The Billionaire Philanthropist Quietly Transforming Charity

Co.Exist | JESSICA LEBER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Some people are into extreme sports, others extreme eating. You could call self-made billionaire Chuck Feeney an extreme philanthropist. Feeney, th...

Poor And Middle Class Giving More To Charity, Wealthy Donating Less

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle...

Nonprofit Watchdog Overhauls Rating Process To Resemble School Grading System

The NonProfit Times | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact

It might be time to dig out that retainer and tuba from your high school yearbook picture. Charity watchdog Charity Navigator changed in August the wa...

How Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hurting YOU?? (Hint: It's Not, So Stop Complaining)

Jennifer Hicks | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Hicks

Would you heckle people who walk at Relay for Life? Would you taunt a group having a car wash to raise money for a battered women's shelter? I hope not.

The 'Secret' To Getting Donors To Give More Charity

Forbes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the ...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Philanthropy and charitable donations are back! Americans once again gave more in 2013 than in the previous year. As Americans, we supported causes we cared about with gifts both big and small.

'Employee Engagement' Is Great, But Will Charities End Up Losing?

Steve Delfin | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Steve Delfin

Over the 14 year history of the Charities@Work Conference, which took place this Spring in New York, we've seen the workplace giving discussion move f...

64% Of Donations Are Made By Women.. And Other Facts About How We Give (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact

The size of the check you write to a charity, or even whether you write a check at all, isn't the only way to gauge your charitable contributions. The...

Katy Perry Lip Dub + Awesome High Schoolers = Millions For Charity

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact

It all started with an epic lip dub of Katy Perry's "Roar" and now one Colorado high school is encouraging all high schools across the nation to donat...

Adam Hill on Overcoming Depression and Becoming an Ironman Triathlete

Charity Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charity Miles

We have the most compassionate community of athletes, activists and everyone in between. We love sharing their stories with The Huffington Post community. Today we're featuring Adam Hill, who recently went through a dramatic transformation.

Immigrant Savings and Charity: Are They Better Than We Are?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Bob Hildreth

Native-born Americans seldom save. Our savings rate (percent of income saved) is near an all-time low of 4.4 percent. In contrast, immigrants' remittances indicate that their savings rate is close to 11.6 percent. While low incomes and low savings have gone together in the past, these factors diverge for immigrants.

A-lot-a Pallotta, But Very Little to Charity

Ken Berger | Posted 09.24.2013 | Home
Ken Berger

Yes, we know Dan says people should look at results rather than overhead; but if you look under the hood for details, there is little in his argument on exactly how to go about measuring those results.

Is It Charity or Is It Community?

Irv Katz | Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact
Irv Katz

Another challenge to charity in 21st century America is donor confusion and disenchantment. And why not? It is very confusing, what with the huge numbers of causes and organizations coming at us, a lack of clarity of what is government and what is charity, and our dated notions of charity.

It's Time to Give Philanthropists the Protection They Deserve

Yuri Vanetik | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Yuri Vanetik

Those of us in the philanthropic world have a responsibility to ensure that fraudulent charities are identified and purged. We owe it to our donors and to our causes. A new layer of private oversight will do little to accomplish this critical objective.

The Overhead Myth

Ken Berger | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Ken Berger

By Art Taylor, Jacob Harold, and Ken Berger To the Donors of America: We write to correct a misconception about what matters when deciding which char...

From 'I Do' To 'I Donate'

www.today.com | Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings

With the hefty cost of wedding flowers, food, décor, and a gown, more couples are opting to extend the life of their investment by donating their lef...

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen: Giving Your Way to Happiness

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

How do we maximize our philanthropic potential and make our giving more meaningful -- to both ourselves and to those we aspire to help?

Why We Really Give During the Holidays

Sandy Puc' | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Sandy Puc'

I believe that the truest giving is completely anonymous. When you keep your identity a secret you make the gift that much more special and protect the recipient's dignity.

Being Generous Toward the Future

John Sanbrailo | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
John Sanbrailo

Cité Soleil has had more than its share of problems through the years. But now, many of its residents are making better lives for themselves and their families thanks to hard work and the generosity of others.