Making It a Little Easier to Investigate Charity Fraud

Making It a Little Easier to Investigate Charity Fraud

Jul 19

Image: Shutterstock Between 2005 and 2016, the number of non-profits in America jumped from around 500,000 to over 1.6 million. Consequently, the number of fraud cases brought against nonprofit has increased as well. There have been a number of scandals in the non-profit field in 2015 and 2016 alone, and they’ve brought to light just how hard it can be to investigate such cases. The IRS, with...

These Mysterious “Christmas Tree Lights” in a Charity Hospital are taking over the Internet

These Mysterious “Christmas Tree Lights” in a Charity Hospital are taking over the Internet

Jan 04

Social media certainly lit up during Christmas when photos began circulating of lights coming from an abandoned Charity Hospital in New Orleans. The picture is the perfect type of image to go viral: it resides in Charity Hospital, which has been shut down since 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. Given that the location around it has been deserted ever since, there is a palpable lifelessness and...

Tennessee Program to Feed Hungry Children Falters due to Fraud, Incompetence

Tennessee Program to Feed Hungry Children Falters due to Fraud, Incompetence

Oct 09

As many as 1 in 4 children living in Tennessee are at risk of hunger, which is why the Department of Human Services has been contracting with various non-profits around the state to help provide those children with meals and snacks. Unfortunately, the process has had significant problems. Now, Building Futures, one of the non-profits previously contracted, is suing DHS for wrongful termination,...

Rock Legends Hold Charity Raffle for Private Concert

Rock Legends Hold Charity Raffle for Private Concert

Jul 20

Eddie Vedder, lead vocalist of Pearl Jam, is teaming up with Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey, guitarist and lead vocalist (respectively) of The Who, to help raise money for two charities. Using the crowdsourcing website Crowdrise, the musicians are selling raffle tickets for $10 each. The winner gets a private concert featuring Townsend, Daltrey, and Vedder, as well as accommodations in Santa...

Helping Homeless Families

Helping Homeless Families

Mar 25

The common image of homelessness is a man in layers of ragged clothing, begging for change in a big city. This is, however, far from the full picture. Most people don’t think that much about the issue, and so many aspects of homelessness get ignored. One of those aspects, often overlooked by even the most generous of people, is family homelessness. As the name implies, family homelessness...

A Man is Listening to 168 hours of Nickelback for Charity

A Man is Listening to 168 hours of Nickelback for Charity

Feb 23

  People are willing to do all sorts of crazy things for a good cause; be it dangerous, humiliating or torturous, it’s amazing how far some do-gooders are willing to go for charity. On Monday, podcaster and Relevant magazine contributing editor Jesse Carey began a self-imposed “ultimate test of endurance” which involved listening to Nickelback’s entire discography for an entire week....