We Could Be Giving More Effectively

The holiday season is typically a time for extra generosity, whether because of a cultural association with the holidays as a time of giving or because of the desire to make end-of-year donations for tax purposes. However, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Americans have a variety of fallacies that prevent […]

Giving Helps in the Short Term, but Can Harm in the Long Term

Americans donate a lot of time, money, and goods to charity, and that’s great. In 2014 alone, we donated $358 billion. But there’s a problem with this as well: sending aid somewhere isn’t always the best way to help with a problem. In fact, it can hurt after a while. Following a disaster like Hurricane […]

Refoundry Helps Former Inmates Create Home Furnishings and Build New Lives

Two-thirds of people released from prison are rearrested within three years, according to the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. One non-profit organization is aiming to change that and has established a way to employ former prisoners, turning them into entrepreneurs. Refoundry, an innovative Brooklyn nonprofit, trains former […]

New Non-Profit Group Aims to Revitalize Trenton, NJ

Trenton, New Jersey has seen better days, and like many cities around the country, there are people looking to revitalize their hometown. In the case of Trenton, that effort will be made, at least in part, by the newly formed Greater Trenton, an independent non-profit formed to help promote and fund economic development and revitalization […]

NBA China Extends Partnership With CBA Dongguan Basketball School

It was announced on Sunday that NBA China and the CBA Dongguan Basketball School will extend their partnership to an additional five years to develop elite youth talent in China. The CBA Dongguan Basketball School, an NBA training center in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, was launched in 2011 as the first facility of its kind for […]

CIOs Without Borders: Rwanda

CIOs Without Borders is one program that really is changing the world. Headed up by Executive Director Atefeh Riazi of NYCHA, CIOs Without Borders is a global non-profit organization bringing medical knowledge and technology to underdeveloped nations.   Riazi first imagined CIOs Without Borders after travelling the world extensively as a CIO. During her travels, […]

Jerusalem, An Urban Mess

One of the world’s most well known cities, Jerusalem is home to nearly three-quarters of a million people. The national capital of Israel, one might expect to find a metropolis bursting with rich life, its residents fat and happy, living comfortable lives. But that’s not the case—in fact, it’s far from it.   Jerusalem is […]

How To Fund A Non-Profit

There are “not-for-profit” organizations everywhere these days, it seems. But how do these programs fund themselves and continue to successfully function day after day? There’s a set platform for where money comes from that non-profits rely on to pay for fundraisers and endeavors. Here are some of the main sources and some examples for each: […]