CharityTracker Helps Organizations Connect and Serve

Hurricane Katrina may have been catastrophic on many levels, but it also drove local charities to create new ways of networking and providing services. One of these methods is a program called CharityTracker, which connects charities and helps them streamline their work. Tina Scott, then executive director of the United Way of Northwest Alabama, put […]

If Giving Feels Good, Why Don’t We Do It More Often?

Around this time of year, many of us find ourselves being much more generous than usual. Not only do many people give gifts to friends and family around the holidays, in general, it seems that people are more likely to make donations or buy a homeless man coffee at the local coffee shop. Not only does […]

New Report Finds Art Museums Dependent on Charitable Donations

A new report by the Association of Art Museum Directors, called “Art Museums by the Numbers 2014,” found that museums spend far more per guest than they receive in admissions and purchases of food and merchandise. According to the report, which surveyed 236 museums, visitor revenue only covered about 15% of museums’ total expenses. Museums […]

Video Gamers Raise $1.5 Million for Cancer Research

Awesome Games Done Quick tweeted on January 11 that they raised $1.1 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Taking into account subsequent donations, the total charitable contributions peaked at roughly 1.5 million—more than $450,000 more than was raised last year. There were 38,806 total donations. The bi-annual, week-long event collects donations and live-broadcasts speedruns of […]

Junior Orange Bowl Hosts 32nd Annual Sports Ability Games

  Last month, the Junior Orange Bowl hosted the 32nd annual Sports Ability Games, a three-day series of events for upwards of 300 physically challenged youth. The Sports Ability Games are just one component of more than 15 athletic and academic events that make up the Junior Orange Bowl festival, an annual happening that attracts […]