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Most Wealthy Americans Say Giving Back Is 'Essential' To Them: Report
'Operation Shower': Easy to Admire, Hard to Forget
Dorian de Wind
Retired U.S. Air Force officer and writer
Most of us still remember Operation "Just Cause," the December 1989 invasion of Panama ordered by President George H. W. Bush.
15 Ways To Clean Out Your Closet And Make A Difference
And, STOP Calling Me a Non-Profit!
Patient Medical Debt Advocate Blogger and Author
Exactly why are "non-profits" considered second-tier? Why should a "corporate" business card trump one that reads "non-profit?" Why are (relatively speaking) so fewer dollars directed to social good than to commerce and industry?
How Do We Define Effectiveness for Charitable Organizations?
Wounded Warrior Project, CEO
Like any other business, nonprofits need funding to effectively fulfill their mission and serve their populations. And yet, charitable organizations are too often under fire for fundraising and operating costs.
This Simple Tactic Could Get Donors To Give 75% More: Study
7 Ways To Leverage Your Tax Refund Into Something More
David A. Dedman
President and Founder, Lexington Wealth Management
The average tax refund is around $3,000. If you are lucky enough to get a refund. That may not sound like a lot, but there are some interesting ways to leverage that return.
If I'm Changing the World for the Better Why Do I Feel So Bad?
Sarah is an author, friendship enthusiast, and Chief Servant t...
If we want to stand for what we believe, to change the world for the better, I am convinced we must learn to make choices not just based on "what we can do," but based on "what we can do and still stay sane and healthy."
4 Ways You Can Save The World (Without Moving To Mali)
7th Annual Project Healing Waters Two-Fly Tournament Raises $220,000
Fine artist; Outdoorsman
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing utilizes fly fishing and fly tying in the rehabilitation of disabled servicemen and women in Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers and Warrior Transition Units all across the country.
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Major Nonprofit Coalition Backs Obama's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich
Your Start-Up Life: "Find What You Love to Do"
CEO, The Creative Class Group & Best-Selling Author, Upgrade
Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle is a modern day super hero. His beneficiaries aren't just animals but people too, who can achieve a better and truer kind of humanity by changing the way we treat the creatures we share the planet with.
Do Koch Bros. Have A Master Plan?
Help Arrives for Afghan Children Freezing to Death
Dorian de Wind
Retired U.S. Air Force officer and writer
This past Saturday, American troops delivered 1,000 blankets for the 6,000 refugees in the Kabul Charahi Qambar camp -- the same camp where several children have already died from the cold.
How to Start a Non-Profit
Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Author...
Personal experience will provide the passion and insights needed to build a non-profit social venture. But remember, where money is the overriding motivation, an organization should be established on the for-profit model.
Fascinating People of 2010
Social Media and Communications Professional, Director of Grif...
Tory Burch is not only an award winning designer and working mother of 3 but an active philanthropist.
Serve a Senior this Summer -- And Help the Kindness Catch On
Gina Furia Rubel
Citizen journalist, attorney and publicist, a.k.a. The PR Lawyer
In honor of "Twilight Wish Foundation Month," the national nonprofit is asking everyone to do a spontaneous act of kindness for an elder -- visit a housebound neighbor, drive a friend to the doctor, treat an elderly relative to lunch.
Give Until it Hurts: I Promise, It'll Feel Good
Sustainability advocate, cancer ass-kicker, mountain biker
The end of the year is just a couple of days away. Giving is easier than ever before: you can give through traditional channels, or use new giving strategies through Facebook or even a text message.
Literary Community Rallies Around Author Through Donations for Silent Auction
Random House Author, Jazz Fanatic, House chef, Cultivator of D...
In artist communities around our country, it is imperative that we support each other and gather the support of others outside the community, especially in times of trouble.
Hey, Who Doesn't Want to Be a Millionaire?
Senior advisor to companies, law firms, foundations and public...
According to a recent report the number of millionaire households around the world fell from around 11 million in 2007 to 9 million last year. The only region going the other way -- Latin America.
Madoff Scandal Proves That Foundations Need Stronger Leadership
President and CEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
The foundations that had the poor judgment to invest with Mr. Madoff share one thing in common: they all were governed by small, homogeneous boards of trustees.
America's Poor Give The Most To Charity
China Journal, May 14, 2009: NGO’s
Madeleine M. Kunin
First Female Governor of Vermont; Marsh Scholar, University of...
There used to be "old China hands" who spent a lifetime trying to figure out China. I'm beginning to conclude that it could take another lifetime to figure out who China is and where it is going today.
What Can You do as an Individual to Uplift Humanity?
Author of Living With Intent
The power that each of us has in our families, particularly as mothers, is incredible. We shape the world view, the biases, the sense of understanding and compassion in our children.
People Are Hungry: How Can We Fix It?
What are we to do to address the problem of hunger around the nation? We must move beyond the quick fix emergency system that band aids the problem, to a long term approach that builds food security.
Larry Mellon's Inspiring Mid-Life Crisis
As I reflect on my holiday experience last year and in light of this year's economic and moral climate, I marvel on the ability of a few to change the lives of many.
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