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Giving to Charity

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 | TED Weekends
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.

Using the Power of Video to Illuminate Our Nation's Homeless

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Mark Horvath's InvisiblePeople.tv strives to expose more people to the plight of our nation's homeless, in the hope that homelessness becomes an issue...

This Giving Tuesday, Give the Gift of Trust

Erin Ganju | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Erin Ganju

You trust your financial institution with your retirement money so you should have that same trust in those who receive your philanthropic dollars. But how do you know?

5 Gifts This Post 50 Really Wants

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty

Can we just call a spade a spade here? 2012 may go down as the year mid-lifers took it on the chin, and I'm not talking Botox here. Between Sandy's kn...

'Tis the Season for Donating Money

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

Because half of all donations typically are made between Thanksgiving and New Year's, this is a good time to highlight precautions you can take to ensure your gift has the biggest possible impact, both on the people you want to help and on your own bottom line.

Are Conservatives Really More Charitable? Or Just More Religious?

James Peron | Posted 10.28.2012 | Impact
James Peron

Since donations to religious groups, even uncharitable ones, count as "charitable giving," then it is no surprise that religious people give more to charity. Simply put, the study shows that non-religious people don't donate to religion.

How Big Business Can Help Small Nonprofits Survive Tough Times

Drew Madsen | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Drew Madsen

Seven-in-eight nonprofits report they face increased demand for services this year, but 57 percent say they only have enough cash at one time to sustain their own operations for three months or less.

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 ...

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.

Are The Wealthy's Giving Priorities Misplaced?

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Pablo Eisenberg

The questions about the giving style of the wealthy come at a time when important social-service and advocacy organizations that serve low- and moderate-income people throughout the country are being forced either to reduce their programs or to shut their doors.

Life & Happiness: How To Boost The Impact Of Your Charitable Giving

Laura Rowley | Posted 02.21.2012 | Fifty

Do you know exactly where your charitable donations go, or how much of an impact your dollars make? How can you maximize your giving dollars so they d...

Charitable Giving Up Slightly But Still Ailing

Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion

By Melanie Eversley USA Today (RNS) Charitable giving is trickling back up as the economy heals, but it could take years to return to pre-recessio...

Charity Group Brings Dollars, And Controversy

Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion

By Lilly Fowler Religion News Service (RNS) Shopping for a flat screen TV typically isn't that controversial. Arguments may ensue over the best si...

What George Clooney Can Teach Us About Gratitude

Lisa Haisha | Posted 08.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

In order for the money to come, you must tame your impostors -- those false sides of you that cause you to sabotage your efforts and repeat negative behavior patterns.

Family Pledges $52 To Different Charities For 52 Weeks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A New York husband and wife are tightening their belts this year after making a New Year's resolution to donate $52 to 52 charities in the 2011's 52 w...