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Anonymous Las Vegas Casino Owner Makes Incredible Donation

AP | Posted 08.24.2012 | Impact

LAS VEGAS -- An anonymous Las Vegas casino owner has struck again - this time with a $1 million donation to help needy people. The cards were deliv...

Boosting the U.S. High School Completion Rate Requires Early Investment

Brian Gallagher | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Brian Gallagher

Having fewer high school graduates translates into a smaller number of college graduates and a less competitive American workforce in the overall global economy.

New York's Families Need Minimum Wage Increase

Gordon Campbell | Posted 07.11.2012 | New York
Gordon Campbell

The Occupy Wall Street movement has drawn the nation's attention to these economic issues, starting a necessary dialogue, but we need legislative action to help those toiling away for next to nothing.

WATCH: Eli Manning Pays Tribute To Peyton's 'SNL' Appearance

Posted 05.06.2012 | Comedy

One of the big questions leading up to Eli Manning's "SNL" appearance was whether he could match his older brother Peyton's well-received hosting gig ...

Midwest Tornadoes: How You Can Help

Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact

More than 120 tornadoes swept across Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska this weekend, killing at least five people, the Associated Press reports. ...

Texas Tornadoes: How You Can Help

Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact

The National Weather Service said as many as a dozen tornadoes touched down Tuesday in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, the Associated Press reports. ...

Did America's 10-Year Plan To End Homelessness Work?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Joel John Roberts

So many plans and so many end-dates, both past and future. Did chronic homelessness in America end in 2012? No. Was the ten year plan to end homelessness a failure? No.

Millionaire Jay-Z Donated Just $6K To Scholarship Fund He Founded

www.thedaily.com | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact

Jay-Z calls himself the best rapper alive, and he's made a cool half billion dollars off his talent -- but when it comes to giving money to the charit...

More Bang for Community Bucks

Brian Gallagher | Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact
Brian Gallagher

Today, when President Obama called on Americans to be "All-In" to support pathways to education and jobs for disconnected youth, he could well have had Philadelphia's young "pushouts" in mind.

The Death Of A Flamboyant Charity Wrongdoer Sends A Reminder To Regulators

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Pablo Eisenberg

The death this month of William Aramony, who spent six years in jail for misusing more than $1 million in United Way of America money, is a reminder of the time when nonprofit miscreants were larger than life, their careers marked by tremendous energy and panache compared with the current crop of unexciting executive frauds.

Join Me and Zach Bonner at United Way's Homewalk (Oh, and Kobe Bryant Too)

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Homelessness is a very serious social crisis that affects us all and it looks like such a massive problem, it's a normal reaction to feel we cannot do anything about it. But we can do something about it.

New Charitable Blocking Dummy

Paul Clolery | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Paul Clolery

United Way and Penn State were at the top of their games when egos got in the way. It has taken United Way a couple of decades to overcome one person's greed and lust. Let's see how long it takes Penn State.

Disgraced United Way CEO Dies At 84

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact

McLEAN, Va. — Over 22 years, William Aramony built the United Way of America from a tangled web of charities into a philanthropic powerhouse, br...

What Top Nonprofits Are Doing That Other Organizations Aren't

Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

One way to raise money is to figure out who your best donors are and look for other people like them. But some Philanthropy 400 charities have succeed...

Building Prosperity: Finding a Job is Just the First Step

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Prosperity Centers are dedicated to assisting people in their community succeed financially. That doesn't just mean helping workers find jobs; it means giving them all the tools they need to build financial security.

The Issue Getting The Biggest Buzz With Nonprofits Right Now

Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact

Nonprofit leaders at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday spoke out against the proposal to limit tax deductions for charitable contributions. ...

Celebs Throw Foodie Party To Fight Hunger

online.wsj.com | MIKE VILENSKY | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact

Foodies enjoyed their last tastes of summer Saturday night at United Way and Vanity Fair's "What's on the Table?" Party to Combat Hunger, held at a sp...

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney: 'Generous' Philanthropist Whose Biggest Charitable Cause Is The Mormon Church

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and...

1 Million Volunteer Recruitment Effort Launched To Promote Childhood Literacy

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

United Way Worldwide officially launched a three-year initiative to recruit 1 million volunteers to promote literacy among children on Tuesday, as par...

Our Children's Education: Who Will Stand in the Gap when Politicians Act Like Absentee Dads?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

If we are truly going to do something to help children and families rise above the circumstance of poverty, it is critical that we help kids succeed in the classroom.

It's Their Right: Our Children Deserve Access to a Quality Education

Elise Buik | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
Elise Buik

The number of families living in poverty will not decrease if we don't prepare youth to be productive members of our community. Improving our schools is a moral and economic imperative.

Jason Cherkis

Jon Huntsman Flirted With 'Death Panels' As Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

Two years before Sarah Palin conjured “death panels" from her active imagination, Utah’s business elite devised its own far less infamous version....

Will Guzzardi

Giant Downtown Mural Inspires Chicagoans To 'Go Do Good'

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

Commuters walking near State and Madison streets in downtown Chicago had a striking new image in their sights Tuesday morning: a giant, bright-yellow,...

Jason Cherkis

Potential GOP Presidential Candidate Favored Health Care Mandate As Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

HANCOCK, N.H. –- To hear Jon Huntsman and his advisers tell it, he is a bedrock conservative on health care who took a free market approach as gover...

Cuts to Emergency Funds Literally Push New Yorkers Out the Door

Gordon Campbell | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

Cutting funding to the ESFP and other safety net initiatives that may be the difference between life and death closes the door on those who suffer from the plagues of unemployment, homelessness and hunger.