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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... Read More
The summer months certainly flew by. Suddenly we are faced with the usual barrage of “Back-to-School” sales, lists of school supplies to buy, and getting... Read More
In a recent blog post, Helping Kids Make a Difference, we covered simple ways to get kids involved in philanthropy and giving – ideas as simple as a peanut butter and... Read More
Amid the woods and swamps of rural Citrus Country, Fla., Mission in Citrus—a small nonprofit offering homeless shelters and services—has garnered a whopping 178 reviews... Read More
The World Of Corporate Giving Has Changed Did you know that: Less than 6% of the $320 Billion that is donated annually to North American charities is done online. Less... Read More
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I’m still rounding up stray pine needles stuck in the rug and eating the few remaining arms and legs of broken gingerbread... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Typhoon Haiyan has left millions of families and children in need in the Philippines. As many as 2.5 million people require assistance. In this video, the Governor of... Read More
By Brad Jamison: contributing writer and founder of Good Citizen. Back-to-school time is an annual reminder of the many service opportunities we have to help ensure... Read More
“America is another word for opportunity.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson This Independence Day, take the opportunity to thank those who dedicate themselves to the preservation... Read More
Gandhi once said that, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” An interesting new study written about by UC... Read More
When was the last time you checked in on a neighbor? Been awhile? According to a new survey published in Atlantic Monthly, you aren’t alone. The survey showed... Read More
Feel like you don’t have the time to volunteer? A study published in Psychological Science revealed that... Read More
Can you think of a local nonprofit in your city? Can you guess how many nonprofits are near you? We decided to do an experiment: we walked around our San Francisco Bay... Read More
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better time to show your local nonprofits some love. Want to make it a date? We’ve got some... Read More
The idea of volunteerism has been around for a long time, even the word “volunteer” has been in use since the 1700s. We know you love to help out and lend... Read More
Want to help get your local charities some well-deserved extra attention? Interested in promoting local giving in your own community? Join our national team of Local... Read More
The concepts of sharing time and giving to those in need are a part of the learning curve in a child’s life, but why are these ideas so important for kids to learn? In... Read More