Over $200k Awarded From Crowdrise Holiday Challenge

November 20, 2013 at 05:14pm Leave a Comment

By Craig Newmark: contributing writer and founder of Craigslist.

Hey, I’ve teamed up with CrowdRise and the Huffington Post to host a Holiday Challenge over on CrowdRise to help nonprofits raise a lot of money this season.

As they say – here’s how it’s going down.

The Holiday Challenge will work similar to the #VetsChallenge that I sponsored over the summer, but this time, any charity is able to sign up. Over $200,000 will be given to nonprofits throughout the challenge. Last year over $1,000,000.00 was raised for charities.
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How To Help — And Not To Help — The Philippines

November 20, 2013 at 04:30pm Leave a Comment

The enormity of the human tragedy and pain caused by Typhoon Haiyan is splashed across every news site and TV. As we think about how we can help, there are several lessons we’ve learned from Hurricane Katrina, the South Asian Tsunami and the Haiti earthquake to remember. (more…)

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#GivingTuesday is Here! …Now What?

November 20, 2013 at 03:37pm Leave a Comment

So the day we’ve all been waiting for is here!  #GivingTuesday – a national movement and brainchild of the 92nd Street Y– The idea is to create a daylong national effort to help charities raise money online during the holiday season – and right on the heals of Cyber Monday and Black Friday.  We’ve been preparing for months. But what do you do when the day is here?  Here are tips depending on who you are!

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Give Hope & Joy this Holiday Season!

November 20, 2013 at 03:32pm Leave a Comment

By contributing writer Amanda Howard, and Brad Jamison, contributing writer and founder of Good Citizen

Christmas time is often called “the most wonderful time of the year” and I couldn’t agree more. I LOVE Christmas – the traditions, time with family and friends, gift giving, cooking, eating, singing holiday favorites, church on Christmas Eve and more.

Now, there is another side of this time of year that has gotten a bit out of control – the commercial side. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not opposed to the commercial side of the holidays. I love giving gifts to those I love – I get a thrill out of finding just the right thing, big or small, and presenting it to them. But, I do think it has gone too far, as the hope and joy seem to have been replaced by greed and selfishness.

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Happy Holidays and Thank you!

November 20, 2013 at 02:53pm Leave a Comment

Happy Holidays!

It’s been our privilege to serve you this year. We want to see you succeed – inspire and inform more supporters and use feedback to have great impact.  Below are some highlights from this past year and what is to come in 2014. Thank you for using GreatNonprofits!

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Give Wisely This Season of Giving!

November 20, 2013 at 12:27pm Leave a Comment

GreatNonprofits Publishes 2013 Top-Rated Charity List

This Season of Giving when most Americans donate and volunteer for nonprofits, GreatNonprofits, the largest nonprofit review site (like a Yelp for Nonprofits) announces the 2013 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List.  Over 1,400 nonprofits ranging from national nonprofits to local nonprofits are on the list.  In 2013, an expected $375 billion[1] is expected to be donated to nonprofits.  The Top-Rated List of nonprofits helps donors find worthy charities. (more…)

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Cheers to Charity: Helping Around the Holidays

November 19, 2013 at 04:14pm Comment (1)

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.

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Serving On a Nonprofit Board

November 19, 2013 at 04:04pm Leave a Comment

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.

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Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

November 12, 2013 at 12:08pm Leave a Comment

Typhoon Haiyan has left millions of families and children in need in the Philippines. As many as 2.5 million people require assistance. (more…)

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Top 5 Reasons for Joining in #GivingTuesday!

November 6, 2013 at 03:38pm Leave a Comment

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…)

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