Should You Start a Nonprofit or a Social Enterprise?

The rise of social enterprises has helped to make the world a slightly better place, as companies that care try to do good by the world around them, through partnerships, direct donations, or any number of other plans. But while they have contributed to the good in the world, they’ve also complicated the charitable field, […]

Russian Charity Brings Life to Children Suffering from Cancer

Curing cancer, particularly in children, is hard enough. But imagine if these children had no access to important resources that could save their lives! Increasing access and support is the drive behind Podari.Life, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit focused on providing services to children with cancer and their families. What makes Podari.Life unique, though, is its cultural […]

Donating A Car? Make Sure to Think Ahead

In a country with so many drivers, many people will eventually find themselves in possession of a car that they don’t need, and a lot of them will choose to donate it to charity. While doing so is generous and a great way to get rid of a car you don’t want, vehicles can actually […]

Looking to Startups for the Future of Nonprofits

Nonprofits have been struggling for years to maintain the donations and grants that they need to pursue their missions. While some are pretty well set up, others have to scramble, especially those just starting out or addressing a problem that isn’t yet widely known or understood. While donations form the majority of most nonprofits’ income, […]

Kiva and the Microloan Phenomenon

Think you have to have big bucks to donate to charity? Think again! Microloan nonprofits like Kiva.org offer the average Joe an opportunity to donate where it counts. Boasting a 4-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, Kiva provides microloans for people in need who want to serve their community or start their own small business. […]

Indoor Farms and Food Deserts in Denver

“Food deserts” are urban regions where there are large populations but little or no access to fresh food. The Elyria-Swansea and Globeville neighborhoods in Denver are perfect examples: 10,000 people with no full-service grocery store, in areas with some of the lowest incomes in the city. Without access to fresh food, people living in food […]

Nonprofits Are Needed and Trusted More Than Ever

One thing that the divisive presidential election cycle of 2016 brought to the fore was a widespread distrust of the government, but a commensurate trust of nonprofit charities. While there is probably a lot that can be said about the state of American society that the government is so widely distrusted, it is good to […]

Eric Trump Foundation Is Under Fire

It looks like the charity scandal apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Trump family, as Eric Trump is under fire for his own Eric Trump Foundation’s seeming inability to follow IRS rules for charities. Chief among the problems is widespread conflict of interest, as the foundation regularly makes donations to pet projects […]

Trump’s Election Caused a Huge Spike in Donations to Nonprofit News Outlets

Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise, but nonprofit news sources like ProPublica, the Marshall Project, or NPR, have seen a huge boost in donations since Donald Trump won the presidential election. For example, ProPublica received $750,000 in donations after the election—much more than all the money raised from small-dollar donors in 2015. This is […]

American Civil Liberties Union: Protecting Americans’ Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union is an incredibly important organization in the U.S. that protects the rights that are enshrined in the Constitution. It was founded in the years after World War I to protect the civil liberties of those who were being rounded up and persecuted in the name of the fear of Communism. […]