UN’s ‘Shot@Life’ Campaign Provides Vaccines to Children in Need

UN’s ‘Shot@Life’ Campaign Provides Vaccines to Children in Need

May 18

According to the U.N. Foundation, 1.7 million children will die in 2018 from diseases that have been nearly or entirely eradicated in the United States, such as measles, pneumonia, polio, and diarrhea. One in five children globally have no access to immunizations. “Expanding access to vaccines strengthens our ability to fight disease globally and keep our families healthy here at home, while...

4 Different Ways to Report a Scam Charity

4 Different Ways to Report a Scam Charity

Aug 02

If you suspect that a charity is fake or corrupt, there are several different ways to go about reporting it. The following comprises a list of your different options. 1. Report it to the IRS The IRS is responsible for overseeing all charities on a federal level. The good news is that there are multiple ways to file a complaint through the IRS. You can even submit an anonymous tip should you so...

3 Controversial Ways to Raise Money for Charity

3 Controversial Ways to Raise Money for Charity

Oct 06

The nonprofit world is competitive, there’s no doubt about that. As a result, some charities are looking for unique and creative ways to raise money. But for however noble the cause, the means of raising money is sometimes… questionable. Take a look at the controversial ways that people have raised charity funds in the past. Prostitution Back in 2007, Chilean prostitute Maria Carolina auctioned...

Get Fit for Charity: Apps that Motivate

Get Fit for Charity: Apps that Motivate

Sep 21

Getting back into shape is hard, mostly because personal motivation is so fickle. But imagine if another person’s life was dependent on it. That’s the idea behind the latest fitness charity apps. Four apps—Charity Miles, Charity Bets, stickK, and Plus 3 Network—can reward progress by donating money to charity for every fitness milestone reached. Read on to learn more about these healthy giving...

Companies that Give to Education

Companies that Give to Education

May 05

Several high-profile companies have committed themselves to donating generous funds to education to promote its quality, longevity—and, most importantly, its accessibility. Among these companies are private equity firm KKR, who have made significant contributions to schools through the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity programs, and Google, who is donating Chromebooks to incoming refugees to...

How to Make Health-Based Philanthropy Work

How to Make Health-Based Philanthropy Work

Nov 17

Many of us have a desire to save the world in whatever way we can—that’s why philanthropy is so important and widespread. But what’s the most effective way to approach health initiatives? It’s all good and well to throw money at a problem, or even try to swoop in and save the day—but will that cause real, lasting change? Organizations like the Gates Foundation (founded by Bill and Melinda Gates)...