Feeling Better About Yourself Might be at the Root of Charity

According to a recent study published in Psychological Science, giving to charity might be one way that people help to feel “clean” after being inauthentic. The study investigated the effects of inauthentic behavior–behavior that does not coincide with a person’s actual feelings or personality–and how that made them feel afterward. Many people, when asked to […]

How to Help the Nepal Relief Effort

Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes in April and May of this year, and there are many people there, especially in Kathmandu, that need help. A 7.9 magnitude quake hit in late April, killing around 8,000 people and injuring thousands more. Another quake hit on May 11, killing at least 29 people and injuring […]

How to Vet Your Charity of Choice

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal suggests we should vet our charitable giving as much, if not more, than we do our investments in stocks or mutual funds. This is particularly true of situations such as the Nepal earthquake. According to Charity Navigator vice president Sandra Miniutti, traffic to the site tripled to […]

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Draws to an End

The 21st annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is coming to a close. The 2,500-mile motorcycle ride from California to Missouri was created by Kyle Petty, whose father is NASAR legend Richard Petty. The ride raises funds and awareness for Petty’s Victory Junction, a camp created to benefit kids with chronic illnesses. It was […]

Top NYC Charity Benefits in Spring 2015

  Many charitable organizations organize lavish charity galas and events during the spring in New York City. These events invite prominent donors to dine, dance, drink, and raise money for incredible causes that benefit the arts, employment initiatives, health, social justice, and more. Here are some of the most anticipated charitable events of the spring […]

Insomniac and eBay Partner for EDC Week Charity Auction

Insomniac, host of the annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), has partnered with eBay and local charity Culture Shock Las Vegas to raise money for charity through an innovative program that provides one-of-a-kind experiences for festival attendees. A 10-day online-only auction, running from May 5-15, allows visitors to bid on festival experiences, with the proceeds going […]

Helping Charities vs. For-Profit Fundraising Firms

Have you ever received a phone call from a charity seeking a donation? If so, there’s a good chance that the person calling you was a professional telemarketer working for a company contracted by that charity. Often, charities will work with fundraising firms in order to try and reach out to more people more quickly, […]