November 19, 2013 at 04:14pm
Pine trees. Gilded glass ornaments. Big gold boxes wrapped with shiny red ribbons. The image of the holidays we have is one of people cozying up next to the fireplace stockings in their knitted reindeer sweaters with a plate of gingerbread cookies in one hand and a present in the other.
For most of us, our biggest worry is whether to buy the green scarf or the blue scarf for our mother-in-law, or which Lego kit was the one our son wanted. Yet for many others, presents are the last thing on their minds this holiday season – they’re just thinking about how to last the winter months with enough food and warm clothing.
November 19, 2013 at 04:04pm
Most of us reach a point in our careers where we need a new challenge. A little change once in a while spices up our lives and motivates our work. What better way to introduce change than to inspire change by serving on a nonprofit board? Nonprofit board members witness the social impact of their great causes while also offering advice, oversight and support. Read on to learn about an array of benefits that come with serving on a nonprofit board.
November 12, 2013 at 12:08pm
Typhoon Haiyan has left millions of families and children in need in the Philippines. As many as 2.5 million people require assistance. (more…)
November 6, 2013 at 03:38pm
The holiday season is quickly approaching and soon we’ll be finding ourselves caught up in the shopping madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Thankfully, #GivingTuesday, a movement that promotes giving back to kickoff the holiday season, gives everyone the opportunity to experience the true meaning of giving. (more…)
October 30, 2013 at 11:50pm
“To be killed in war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst that can happen… to be forgotten is the worse.” – Pierre Claeyssen
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An important yet often-overlooked holiday is rapidly approaching. Veterans Day, a federal holiday honoring those who served in the United States Armed Forces, falls on November 11. But it tends to be neglected in the frenzy between Halloween and Thanksgiving. (more…)
October 24, 2013 at 05:30pm
By Craig Newmark: contributing writer and founder of Craigslist.
Hey, I’m always excited about technology for social good. My motto for craigconnects is using technology to give the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. Recently, I invested in GreatNonprofits.org to create a Yelp for nonprofits.
I asked Perla Ni, of GreatNonprofits to write a guest blog post about this investment I’ve made. (more…)
October 24, 2013 at 04:47pm
“I want to leave my kids with enough money for college and also to buy a house in Palo Alto. But that’s it. I’m giving away the rest.”
“I’m going to pay for my kids to go to college and grad school, and also for my grandkids to do the same.”
“I’m working hard now so that my kids won’t have to. I wouldn’t want my kids to struggle like I had to. I’m leaving them all of my money.”
–These are just three different answers from my friends on the question of how much money do you plan to leave to your kids? (more…)
October 23, 2013 at 12:49pm
Students at a private academy bordering Silicon Valley, Calif., bustle about a sprawling campus evocative of a country club. But amid this campus dotted with tennis courts and a pool, a cadre of fourth-graders has quietly mobilized to personally raise $7,000 toward building a school for their far-less privileged peers in Kenya, under the auspices of the Free The Children international charity and educational partner. (more…)
October 10, 2013 at 05:12pm
David Bakke, a Money Crashers contributor, discusses strategies to save money and find ways to give back and make a difference.
When it comes to choosing the right charity, you’re going to want to do your homework. Because of recent economic struggles, Americans have less disposable income on-hand to donate to our favorite causes than we once did. This means that when you do donate, you want to make sure ever dollar counts. To make sure you direct your charitable dollars to the right place, follow these five tips… (more…)
October 10, 2013 at 03:45pm
With the change of season, most of us start thinking about wooly sweaters and hearty bowls of steaming soup. As the days grow shorter, we smile at the warm lights in the window beckoning us home. But what about those who aren’t as lucky?
In April, 2013, Joel Berg of the NYC Coalition against Hunger said that 50 million Americans, including nearly 17 million children live in food insecure homes. These kids are skipping breakfast and eating junk food, which is cheaper than healthier alternatives. It’s a daunting problem, but we all can make a difference! (more…)