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Giving Tuesday: Ways to give back

Dec. 2 is "Giving Tuesday" -- a day celebrating generosity and giving.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:34am EST

Tags: Giving Tuesday, giving, ways to give, #GivingTuesday, Sarah Beth Hensley,

Tips for secure, meaningful giving this holiday season

This holiday is season isn't just about presents under the tree -- many Americans will also give to charities. Charity Navigator has tips to get the most bang for each donated buck.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:17am EST

Tags: Charity Navigator, donation, dick uliano

Best practices for living a healthy financial life: Giving back

Perhaps it's because the simple act of helping others amplifies a greater purpose in all of us.

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 10:35am EST

Tags: Barry Glassman, Finances, Giving back

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How to give to charity without opening your wallet

Companies are coming up with ways customers can contribute to charity without opening their wallets.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:53am EST

Tags: good search, amazon, Megan Cloherty

The Red Cross' secret disaster

In 2012, two massive storms pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks. Americans believed the Red Cross was up to the job of easing the suffering left in the storms' wake. They were wrong.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 04:17pm EDT

Tags: ProPublica, Red Cross, superstorm Sandy, hurricane isaac, disaster relief

Va. students launch refugee blanket drive

With winter on the way, the 1.6 million Syrian refugees huddling in camps, parks and streets of neighboring Turkey will need blankets. And Northern Virginians have a chance to help.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:58pm EDT

Tags: syrian refugees, blanket drive, Pinnacle Academy, dick uliano

Special Olympics falls short of Polar Bear Plunge goal

When Special Olympics in Maryland canceled Saturday's plunge into the Chesapeake Bay, it had not met its $2.5 million fundraising goal.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 12:40pm EST

Tags: Polar Bear Plunge, Kate Ryan, special olympics, Sandy Point State Park

Wealthy donors give big in 2013

The big gifts in and philanthropy rose last year, especially among the wealthiest individual donors.

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 06:58am EST

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Frank McCourt, Georgetown University

Choosing a charity is all in the details

Mailboxes, real and virtual, are full to the brim with pitches from non-profits explaining all the good that could be done - but there are only hours left to act.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 04:59am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, guidestar, donate

Report: Americans most charitable in the world

They're brushed off as being "the 1 percent," but the most wealthy Americans are also the most charitable on the planet.

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 06:54am EST

Tags: Joan Jones, politico,

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