“Charity Care” and Hospital Bottom Lines

While we tend to think of charity as an entirely positive thing, there are times when it can actually harm the giver. “Charity care,” in hospital parlance, refers to covering patients who don’t have insurance, or who can’t or won’t pay for their hospital care. It gets expensive, but the Affordable Care Act has helped […]

How to Help Homeless Youth

With both hurricane season in the southeast and winter approaching the north, people have been taking this time to stock up on supplies. Everyone’s grabbing extra batteries and cans of soup. Many forget that this is an especially tough time of your for those without a roof over their head. This is especially true for […]

Don’t Lose Sight of the Details While Looking at the Big Picture

In a world that is increasingly interconnected, it’s important to think about the big picture, especially if you’re dealing with a problem as significant as ISIL. But big pictures have lots of detail in them, and it can be easy to get caught up in the major shapes of the big picture, while losing sight […]

Watching Out For Charity Scams, Hurricane Matthew Edition

Hurricane Matthew wrought havoc throughout the Caribbean and the American southeast, and a lot of people want to help those who have been affected by its passing. However, with any large-scale disaster or tragedy, there are those who want to take advantage of that charitable spirit for their own profit; therefore, it’s time to give […]

Trick-or-Treat for Canned Food Instead of Candy

The holidays are traditionally a season of giving, but for a lot of people, this doesn’t start until November and Thanksgiving. Why not extend the season of giving and start in October? The next few months are a holiday season that revolves around food, dining, and social occasions. Many people go into that holiday season […]

Clinton Foundation Uses the Tools at Its Disposal to Great Effect

Much of the negative press surrounding the Clinton Foundation seems to be centered on the fact that Bill Clinton has long mixed business and politics to get people to contribute to the organization. Both he and Hillary Clinton have used their established connections—and they have a lot of them—to do a great deal of good […]

Does Donald Trump Give Any Money to Charity?

Donald Trump runs a charitable foundation called the Trump Foundation. It is based in New York and it was started in the 1990s. Initially, Donald Trump was the sole donor to the charity, but over the years he has donated less and less while other donors that he has been loosely affiliated with have donated […]

You Can Help Support the Arts In Your Community

In theory, people don’t usually question the value of art and exposure to the arts. This is especially true for children and toddlers. Yet, as public schools receive less and less funding arts and music are usually the first to get cut. When looking at what’s required to pass a standardized test, art appears superfluous. […]