donations

Is That Charity Street Canvasser Legit?

Most people wouldn't give their wallet to a stranger, but many people give charity street canvassers their personal and financial information. And that's not always wise.

How More Women Can Become Philanthropists

This author believes that more women need to think of themselves as philanthropists and get more strategic in their giving, so that their donations will have the maximum impact. Here's how.

Salvation Army's Kettles Get Mobile App Upgrade

For over a century, the Salvation Army's red kettles have reminded holiday shoppers not to forget charity during the season of giving. But this year, you don't need cash on hand to give, because there's something new in the kettle: a card reader and a mobile donation app.

Want to Influence Politicians? Stop Donating Money

Election season is coming, and politicians across the spectrum are already hunting for campaigns contributions. But with the vast majority of political donations coming from lobbies, corporations, and the wealthy, does it make sense for average taxpayers to contribute?

4 Holiday Season Tax Moves That'll Pay Off in April

With Thanksgiving still three weeks away, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind. Still, much as you might groan at the thought, there are some smart steps you can take between now and Dec. 31 that will make a real difference when it comes time to deal with the IRS next spring.

College Donations Rebound to 2006 Levels

Colleges Donations Rebound to 2006 LevelsAfter falling off during the recession, donations to institutions of higher learning in 2010 recovered to the level they reached in 2006, but after adjusting for inflation, giving was still 8% lower than in that year, according to the Voluntary Support of Education survey.

CEO's Corner: How Goodwill Forges On Amid Hard Times

'Tis the season to remember the less fortunate, and Jim Gibbons, CEO of Goodwill Industries, hopes his nonprofit will be on the receiving end as you make out your charitable giving list. With unemployment still hovering near 10%, his organization is serving more people than ever with aid, inexpensive goods and job training.

GM Resumes Political Donations

General Motors Co., which is 61% owned by the U.S. government, resumed making political donations after an 18 month break. The company%u2019s political action donated a total $48,000 to Republicans and Democrats, with contributions going to figures including Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, The Detroit News reported.

Six Months Later, Haiti Foresees a Long Road to Recovery

How long will it take Haiti to make even a modest recovery from the devastating earthquake that killed 330,000 people six months ago? At least 20 years, according to the Action Plan released by the impoverished island nation's government.

A new spin on charitable donations

I blogged recently about how few nonprofits don't let you make microloans directly to recipients. That's a bummer if you, say, want to aid earthquake...

Verizon Delivers $3 Million in Subscriber Text Donations for Haiti

Verizon Wireless advanced the $2.98 million in mobile donations that Americans have made to the Red Cross on Friday. Since the earthquake hit Haiti earlier this week, mobile operators have received a flood of donations via text messages. Typically, such donations can take up to three months to be delivered.