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Cory Booker: Revoke NFL's Nonprofit Status, Give The Funds To Domestic Abuse Prevention

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

The NFL continues to be the world's most valuable athletics league, raking in an estimated $9 billion in revenue last year. It also happens to be ...

Beyond the Clothes

S. L. Young | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
S. L. Young

It's often said that clothes make an individual, but this old adage isn't always true -- as there are many talented individuals who don't dress as expected and still have a lot to offer. The reality is that sometimes individuals who appear to be different don't always get a chance to prove their worth.

The Heartbeat That Changed the World

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

This first step to letting people feel your heartbeat. That is, assuming you know what cause has meaning to you, or that you truly care about. This is my story of learning to share my heartbeat instinctively.

How One Startup Is Helping Low-Income Americans

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Guy Cimbalo

In May 2014, Jimmy Chen left his position as product manager at Facebook in search of something smaller and more meaningful. That's when he stumbled u...

How A Custodian Taught This Veteran Nonprofit Exec A Crucial Lesson In Fundraising

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Carol Weisman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact

I have a confession to make. It isn’t pretty and I know better. I thought I would share my failing with you to serve as an example of what not to do...

UKRO President Ken Kleinberg Hosts Annual Benefit for Research to End Kidney Disease

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

This past Friday, I had the privilege of attending a fundraising gala at the Beverly Hilton in support of the new USC (University of Southern Californ...

What Can a Nonprofit Chair Do to Fix a Dysfunctional Board?

Eugene Fram | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

There are times when the governing body of any organization may appear to be "broken." The directors, whether for profit or nonprofit, may be polarized -- progress is stunted -- apathy and confusion replace purpose and efficiency.

Bill Gates' Foundation Gives Its Largest Gift Ever To Combat Ebola Crisis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact

The fight against Ebola has found a deep-pocketed ally in Bill Gates. The billionaire philanthropist's foundation has pledged $50 million to fight ...

Food Forward Sees One Man's Fruit As Another Man's Meal

Nadine Cheung | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

The Black Wall Project: A Picture Can Express a Million Words

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

In reality, you can put a filter on an image, you can add 100 layers to make the perfect picture. But for some, through the lens the naked truth lies in the eyes, the poverty, the struggle, the hunger and the truth that is recorded.

The Business of Good: How a Local Donation Campaign Became a $200 Million CSR Success Story

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

"Corporate Social Responsibility" -- or CSR -- has become a trendy term over the past few years, with companies large and small putting aside resource...

Want to Change the World? Get Ready to Get Your Hands Dirty Together

Christie Garton | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Christie Garton

Thanks to social media and the other technology advances we've witnessed over the past couple of decades, these needs are more apparent and feel closer to our own back yard than they ever did before.

Confounding Conventional Wisdom With a Simple Ask

Tim Delaney | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Tim Delaney

The America Gives More Act would implement several common-sense changes in tax law that many in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities have been seeking for too many years.

Retweet, Favorite, Donate: Charitable Giving On Twitter Might Soon Be A Click Away

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact

The Twittersphere may soon be getting a little more giving. Twitter announced on its blog Monday that the social media site is testing a new "buy"...

'I Can See, Mommy': Witness The Moment Two Blind Sisters See The World For First Time

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News

Sonia and Anita, two sisters living in rural India, were both born blind. A simple surgery, costing about $300, could have restored their sight long a...

This 15-Year-Old Is Changing Lives With 'Lost and Founds'

Rich Polt | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Just three years in, Warm Winters has donated more than 5,000 items of warm clothing to 2,500 homeless people. The organization works with six ski resorts in California and Nevada, and they have engaged a volunteer base of 50+ youth

How One Tweet Can End Child Hunger

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

What would you do if I told you that by sharing only one tweet, you could help be the solution to ending child hunger in the U.S.A.? Would that make you more than simply interested? Would you dare to take action and join a movement of people who want to see our children's dreams come true?

What Key Elements Make a Nonprofit Board Great?

Eugene Fram | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

According to an old Chinese proverb -- the wise man learns from his own experience -- the wiser man learns from the experience of others. A group of 3...

Philanthropy-Yoga

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

What is the optimal way to use your money? The answer to that will likely change over time, encouraging effective donors to keep posing - and answering -- questions. But you shouldn't worry. It's like a kind of philanthropy-yoga: regularly asking deep questions about giving helps donors stay flexible as well as strategic.

Here's Yet Another Reason To Love Leonardo DiCaprio

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact

Celebrity ice bucket challenge videos have filled news feeds across America for weeks. Fortunately, at least a few of those willing public figures are...

How Quarters Led to Clean, Safe Drinking Water in Uganda

Barry Segal | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Jean Semler, co-founder and president of ChangeALife Uganda, a partner of Segal Family Foundation. The "Butterfly Effect"...

Building a Better World Through Incremental Innovation

Kristin Van Busum | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Kristin Van Busum

If you're like most people, your mind immediately leaps to the latest touch-screen gadget or to scientists dressed in lab coats. But not every innovation is technology-based, let alone tangible.

Paul Blumenthal

It's Time To Name The 2014 Midterms The Dark Money Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If 2012 was the super PAC election, the 2014 midterms look to be the dark money election. Spending on ads that named federal candidates ...

Promoting Engaged Scholarship and Community-Oriented Media for Social Good

Srivi Ramasubramanian | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Srivi Ramasubramanian

A year-long academic sabbatical this past year offered me and my family the opportunity to visit multiple countries, interact with new people, and engage with numerous cultures.

Can an Established Nonprofit Still Be Innovative?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

It's a question that any "blue chip" company has to be ready to respond "yes" to in order to ensure continued growth. So if being innovative is viewed as being critical to a for-profit company's success, why wouldn't such a standard also apply to nonprofits?