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Teen Rakes In $35k in 4 Days Plowing Snow, Plans Massive Christian Donation

An Idaho teenager who was in the Seattle area this month turned the massive snow dumped on a region unprepared for the white stuff into a chance to …

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018

Climate Change: The Ultimate Challenge for Economics<p>William D. Nordhaus delivered his Prize Lecture on 8 December 2018 at the Aula Magna, Stockholm …

The charity algorithm: how Silicon Valley philanthropy turned sour

Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen made giving fashionable – but not all their fellow tech entrepreneurs share the same high moral …

What’s the most generous country on earth?

Gallup’s Civic Engagement Index tracks how many people around the world donate, volunteer, and help strangers<p>Americans may have given a domestic record-breaking $410 billion to charity in 2017, but total cash isn’t necessarily the best measure of generosity. Factor in what percent of each country’s …

GoFundMe refunds donors in alleged scam involving homeless vet, NJ couple

GoFundMe refunded more than $400,000 to 14,000 donors who believed they were helping a homeless veteran from Philadelphia — but later discovered it was an alleged scam concocted by a New Jersey couple.<p>GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said Tuesday refunds were issued to those who donated to the …

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Tom Hanks surprises customers at In-N-Out restaurant in California with free meals

Tom Hanks has played many roles during his storied acting career, but patrons at a California fast-food restaurant got a surprise curtain call.<p>Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, visited an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Fontana for lunch Friday, KOVR reported.<p>This was big. Or a big burger story. The …

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Drones Deliver Vaccines On Island Nation Of Vanuatu

This week, 1-month-old Joy was vaccinated against hepatitis and tuberculosis. Those are standard childhood vaccinations, but there was something definitely non-standard about the way they reached Joy. They arrived by drone.<p>Joy and her mom, Julie Nowai, live on Erromango, part of Vanuatu, an island …

GoFundMe campaign for border wall aims for a billion (at least)

President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to shut down the government over funding for his border wall. But as the question of money for his campaign proposal once again roils Congress, one man thinks he may have found a solution: crowd-funding.<p>Brian Kolfage, a 37-year-old Florida resident …

Gary Sinise Foundation sends hundreds of Gold Star families to Disney World

The Gary Sinise Foundation, founded by the "Forrest Gump" star, sent more than 600 Gold Star families to Disney World this month.<p>Sinise made the announcement on Twitter with a picture of parents and children on a plane headed for the amusement park.<p>"Over 1,000 Gold Star children travel with the …

GoFundMe surpasses goal for disabled 8-year-old whose hunting gear was stolen

In something of a Christmas miracle, a disabled 8-year-old boy from Arkansas will have his custom-made hunting gear replaced after it was stolen, thanks to generous GoFundMe donors who raised over $4,800 in just one day.<p>On Dec. 19, young Jayce Collum publically denounced the crooks who recently …

Podcast: Habitat for Humanity CEO on the Far-Reaching Impact of Better Housing

This week’s Business of Giving features Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat has helped millions of low-income …

How Tech Billionaires Hack Their Taxes With a Philanthropic Loophole

Late in 2014, Nicholas Woodman, the founder and chief executive of GoPro, announced what appeared to be an extraordinary act of generosity.<p>Mr. Woodman, then 39, had just taken his camera company public, and was suddenly worth about $3 billion. Now he was giving away much of that wealth — some $500 …

Mystery good Samaritan buys $1M of toys from Toys R Us to donate to kids

An anonymous person spent $1 million on the last remaining toys at a North Carolina Toys R Us on Friday to donate to children.<p>Toys R Us shuttered its last U.S. stores Friday, the end of a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores, brightly colored logo and Geoffrey …

10 Steps to Painless Estate Planning

We get it: Nobody wants to contemplate his or her own mortality. And you may even feel that, in the context of death, questions about who gets which of your assets seem trivial. That might explain why numerous recent studies have found that only between 35% and 45% of Americans have a will.<p>But the …

Couple's fundraiser to reunite migrant families tops $20 million

Having broken Facebook's record, the organizers set a new goal — $25 million.<p>MENLO PARK, California — A viral fundraiser established to help one migrant family separated at the border continues to shatter records, pouring millions of dollars in donations to a small south Texas nonprofit. Now, the …

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Harvard Really Didn't Want People To Know How It Treats Top Donors In Admissions

Harvard requested that information about how the university treats relatives of top donors in its admissions process be retracted from legal filings, blacking out the details of a secretive “Dean’s Interest List” and redacting testimony from admissions officers that appears to discuss the school's …

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Billion-Dollar Blessings

How Jerry Falwell Jr. transformed Liberty University, one of the religious right's most powerful institutions, into a wildly lucrative online …

Fundraising Storm Warnings Downgraded for Now

Share26<p>Tweet77<p>Email<p>Share<p>103 Shares<p>By Famartin [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons<p>April 16, 2018; KYForward.com<p>Yesterday, the Nonprofit Research …

GUEST ARTICLE: Looking for bold new partners to join the fight against malnutrition

When you look at how most families around the world get their daily food, it is clear that private sector companies have a critical role to play in …

The Newman’s Own Philanthropic Exception Is Now Law—What Will the Consequences Be?

101 Shares<p>“Newman’s Own Salsa, Hot, 9/2014” by Mike Mozart<p>March 27, 2018; WealthManagement.com<p>February was a good month for the Newman’s Own …

The Name Game: Soundalike Charities Can Cause Headaches

21 Shares<p>By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, Link<p>March 22, 2018; Consumer Reports<p>Last week, four people were indicted for raising money—allegedly for …

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IRS Scandal: How Barack Obama and Lois Lerner used the IRS to illegally target and harass Tea Party and other conservative organizations

Shared via Kindle. Description: In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional …

Leave♥The♥Word® ▶ ‘I M A G I N E’

The ubiquitous Mueller investigation into so-called and alleged Russian “collusion” in the 2016 US Presidential Campaign has some chilling effects …

National Council of Nonprofits Launches Coalition Campaign to Oppose Repeal of Johnson Amendment

Share246<p>Tweet7<p>Email<p>Share81<p>334 Shares<p>“Sign Here” by Lars Plougmann<p>Yesterday, the National Council of Nonprofits launched a campaign to get nonprofits …