From building playgrounds to helping end childhood hunger, here are great ways you can make a difference in a child's life.
Giving Tuesday offers Americans a chance to do well by doing good, and that's much closer to the spirit and meaning of Christmas and the holidays.
You'll need more time than you think to get your financial house in order by the end of the year - and the clock is ticking.
It's fairly easy to do some homework and determine how a charity spends your donations, but frauds still manage to take in millions each year.
The government has charged four cancer charities with misusing more than $187 million in donations. Two agree to be dissolved and two to fight the charges.
The quake killed thousands, left more homeless, with a shortage of food and clean water. Make sure your contribution is going to those in need.
MarketWatch Moneyologist Quentin Fottrell says less than 10% of Christian church-going Americans give 10% or more of their income. Does that math add up?
The homespun world of cookies sold by little girls is now controlled by conglomerates. Did you hear about the forced overtime or the Thin Mints shortage?
Thinking of fudging on those blank donation forms? Playing audit roulette with the IRS could cost you.
Your local thrift stores could have items that you can buy for pennies and sell for thousands. Here's how to enhance your chance of that happening.
The Ice Bucket Challenge was a viral sensation that raised money for research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Donations made to charitable organizations can reduce your overall tax bill. But it's not as cut and dry as you might think. Here's what you need to know.
An investigation into so-called worst charities in the country was unfair and didn't address basic issues, say some of the slammed organizations.
The scam starts with a pitch for a customized letter from Santa. It ends with you losing big time.
Chances are most of the money you give will go to the company that's soliciting you -- not the charity itself. Here's what you should know.
A campaign to promote the day after Cyber Monday as a day to give, not spend, has drawn 16,000 partners across America for #GivingTuesday.
Retirement needn't be staid and predictable. A volunteer position overseas can help you meet new people and integrate with the local community.
There are three key facets for grading a charity: financial performance, governance and results. And it's easy to find out how various nonprofits stack up.
If you're wondering how to spend your tax refund this year, here are a few spending tips to help you get an even bigger refund next year.