Philanthropy

The World's Most Efficient Charities And Where To Find Them

This article examines current IRS rules for charitable donations.<p>It also examines several charity rating sites, which can help you donate more …

Business

Thank You Readers! We Support The Planet Together... Again

At the heart of the holiday season, under all the lights and decorations and parties, is the spirit of giving: finding the perfect gift for a loved …

Nonprofits

Millennials give more generously and carefully to charity, study finds

Charity Commission says young people are more likely to do research on charities before donating than their elders<p>Millennials are more generous when giving to charities at Christmas and they are more likely to research their chosen charities before donating, according to research by the Charity …

Synaxarion for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers (Second Sunday Before Christmas)<p>Verses<p><i>Receive joy O Forefathers of old,<br>Beholding Christ the Messiah drawing</i> …

Faith

Predator-free: Complete removal trial worked on possums

<b>Using novel techniques to drop 1080 poison, a research group has shown it's possible to kill every possum and rat in an area. Will Harvie reports.</b>

New Zealand News

LeBron James has plans to make things better for NBA's next generation of players - CBSSports.com

'It's not just about me, it's for the next crew as well,' LeBron said<p>Through the first two months of the 2017-18 season, Cavaliers superstar LeBron …

Basketball

Canadian billionaire and wife found dead in ’suspicious’ circumstances in Toronto home

A Canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead in what police say are "suspicious" circumstances.<p>It is reported the bodies of Barry and …

News (Ireland)

An Anonymous Bitcoin Millionaire Is Donating Their Fortune To Charities And It Seems Legit

'Tis the season for giving, and one Bitcoin investor claims to be giving away the majority of their cryptocurrency holdings after experiencing an …

Technology (Australia)

Nonprofits brace for drop in giving as many taxpayers lose incentive under GOP plan

A whirlwind day of giving – and pleading for donations – resulted in Sacramento nonprofits collecting a record $7.2 million during the 2017 Big Day …

Retirement

Why Don't America's Rich Give More to Charity?

They could certainly afford to donate bigger sums, but something seems to be holding them back.<p>The rising wealth of the top tier of earners seems to be inaugurating a new age of charitable giving. More than 150 billionaires from around the world have now signed Bill and Melinda Gates’ Giving …

Psychology

Can the $86 Million "Pineapple Fund" Save the Soul of Bitcoin?

Anonymous crypto-millionaire pledges 5057 BTC to charity.<p>On Wednesday morning, Bitcoin enthusiasts on Reddit woke up to an intriguing thread in …

Cryptocurrency

American Jews and charitable giving: An enduring tradition - Salon.com

Even though only about one in 50 Americans is Jewish, U.S. Jews donate at high levels, both as individuals and as a community.<p>As a scholar who studies community philanthropy, I am doing research to discover what accounts for this outsized generosity and why Jews play such a big role in American …

Business

Charities’ Fear Under Tax Bill: Billions Less to Help the Needy

Even before congressional Republicans finalized their tax bill, charities were worried.<p>Early versions of the House and Senate bills roughly doubled the standard tax deduction, to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for couples. A higher standard deduction means fewer taxpayers will itemize their …

Business

Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer on GOP tax reform: Middle-class families will be better off

Former Microsoft CEO and LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer’s latest project is USAFacts, a non-profit organization designed to keep the government on its toes by shedding a light on how it’s truly spending taxpaper money.<p>Ballmer weighed in on how the Republican tax plan will potentially impact …

Social Justice

MAPS Receives Over $1,000,000 in Bitcoin from Cryptocurrency Philanthropist

PRESS RELEASE: MAPS Receives $1,000,000 in Bitcoin from Cryptocurrency Philanthropist<p>The Pineapple Fund is giving away over $86 million in Bitcoins …

Cryptocurrency

Meet "Pine," the Bitcoin Philanthropist Who Set Up the $85 Million Pineapple Fund

Pine has a long history in the cryptocurrency world and started out mining on an old home PC. “I discovered bitcoin back when it was a small …

Bitcoin

National Council of Nonprofits calls for opposition to tax bill

<i>The National Council of Nonprofits sent the following action alert regarding the Republican tax reform bill before Congress.</i><p>The House and Senate have …

African-American News

New Blockchain-Based Startup Creates New Opportunities for Charity

CharityStars is an online fundraising auction platform for the nonprofit sector that launched a series of auctions with prominent leaders in the …

Bitcoin

SpaceX launches used rocket and spacecraft for first time ever

SpaceX made another huge step toward becoming the space industry's king of reusable hardware.<p>On Friday it launched a used spacecraft (the Dragon) on …

Exploration

Simple Actions You Can Take to Give Back This Holiday Season

Pexels<p>One of the most powerful gifts of the holiday season (and beyond) is that feeling you get when helping others!<p>This time of the year carries …

Some new nonprofits take off, others flop – and nobody knows why

Wayne Gretzky’s observation that you will always miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take holds true for charitable donors. They cannot expect …

Economy

Creature Comforts Launches 2018 Get Comfortable Campaign

Since opening its doors in 2014, Creature Comforts Brewing Company has aspired to leverage its brand and its people to add value to the Athens …

Nonprofits

Lions pledge $500K to Detroit PAL's new headquarters at Tiger Stadium site

The Detroit Lions have committed a half-million dollars to help build the Detroit Police Athletic League's new headquarters at the corner of Michigan …

Michigan

Human rights campaigners defend donations from abroad

Rights & Freedoms

The Red Cross

“The Red Cross [is] destined to become the great almoner of the people’s bounty on occasions of swift calamity, the tried and trusted agent of national and international benefactions.”<p>It is nearly sixteen centuries since the banner of the cross appeared in a dream to Constantine the Great, …

History

Win a brand new Subaru

<b>Give to WBUR and you could win a brand new 2018 Subaru, provided by Cityside Subaru.*</b><p>Donate Now<p>Cityside Subaru is giving one lucky WBUR supporter …

Trucks

Mysterious Bitcoin Philanthropist Donated $1M To Psychedelic Research

Someone made a ton of money investing in Bitcoin and has decided to become a philanthropic Santa Claus this holiday season, unexpectedly dropping tens of millions of dollars to a number of charities. Among those recipients is a new rising star in the charity world, MAPS, the Multidisciplinary …

Santa Claus

Holiday Wish Part 1: That Baltimore’s leaders tell the truth about the homeless crisis

There it was at the top of an editorial in the <i>Baltimore Sun</i>: “Advocates estimate that on any given night some 2,600 people are sleeping on the …

Baltimore

Greene Turtle Employees Donate Tips To Toys For Tots

Employees at participating locations donated 100 percent of the tips they earned on December 13 to Toys for Tots.<p>HUNT VALLEY-COCKEYSVILLE, MD – …

Baltimore

Tackling need globally: Peter and Elaine Zakreski don't wait for others to jump in

When it comes to helping others, Peter and Elaine Zakreski believe in taking the initiative.<p>“Don’t wait for someone else. If you see the need in the …

Saskatoon