Giving

How to Give Locally

How to Give Locally

With so many worthy causes clamoring for your attention — or even just a spot in your email inbox — it can be hard to know the best place to put your charity dollars. One piece of guidance from Laura…

8 Great Breast Cancer Charities

8 Great Breast Cancer Charities

It's October, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to put the girls first. Breast cancer awareness campaigns, from donor campaigns to pink ribbons to 5K races, all have one goal: to raise awareness and…

Friend-raising for Charity

Friend-raising for Charity

You’ve attached yourself to a good cause—fabulous! And potentially awkward. Chances are, you’re being asked to raise funds for the organization. Chances are even better that you’re not completely comfortable asking friends…

She Helps Women Fund Women

She Helps Women Fund Women

Natalia Oberti Noguera is the founder and CEO of the Pipeline Fellowship, a six-month bootcamp that trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through investing in real-time, women-led projects.  She is the first in a series…

Stock-Picking for a Good Cause

Stock-Picking for a Good Cause

Stacy Asher on CNBC.

Even though she worked for years in the hedge fund industry, Stacey Asher often felt like an outsider in the investing world. “I was always like, This is not my thing.”

So why did…

A Primer on Cause Marketing

A Primer on Cause Marketing

Thinking about how your company can do some good in the world—and boost your bottom line?

Sarah Durham, founder and principal of Big Duck, a communications firm that works with nonprofits, shows you how to get started with…

Get On (a) Board

Get On (a) Board

I’ve always believed in giving back. I’ve ladled soup for the homeless, sung for the elderly at nursing homes and run/walked more than I can remember. But now that I’m, ahem, older, I…

Take a Volunteer Vacation

Take a Volunteer Vacation

Yearning for a getaway, but craving something more compelling than sipping Mai Tais in Maui? A "volunteer vacation" could do you a world of good—while enabling you to do some good in the world. So…

Give Where the Women Are

Give Where the Women Are

When you give aid to women, what happens? Studies show that women use the support they get to build and enrich their communities. You give, they give (and you may get a tax break)—a triple win.

Here, three…

Create Your Own Charitable Fund

Create Your Own Charitable Fund

One of the pleasures of accumulating wealth is that you can give back to the charities and causes you care about. And charitable giving can also give you a nice tax break.

If you’re looking to donate while…

Tax Tips for Donations

Tax Tips for Donations

As you prepare to enter your charitable contributions on your schedule A, are you thinking “I thought I gave more than this?” Well, you probably did!

Consider the following before you file:

A charity doesn’t have…

Think Before You Text (Your Donation)

Think Before You Text (Your Donation)

Survivors of an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami lie wrapped in blankets at the Red Cross operations centre in Miyagi prefecture March 11, 2011. Photo source: Reuters.comThe plight of the Japanese people is agonizing to watch. Naturally, your…

Give Like a Celebrity

Give Like a Celebrity

It's that year-end tug-of-war: With so many priorities putting pressure on your cashflow—gifts! parties! resisting the temptation to buy stuff for yourself!—how do you set aside money for causes you care…