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The First Donation: A Crucial Moment in Charity

Fundraising can be an exceptionally difficult activity, and no more is that true than for a charity just getting its feet off the ground. The first donation received is often referred to as the most crucial. Unfortunately, studies have shown that up to 50% of donors cease donations after their first gift. Retention is often […]

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Simple Ways to Give Back to Your Community

A local community has the power to shape the way someone grows up and can affect the rest of their life in a very positive, or negative way depending on the circumstance. While many wish they could do more to positively impact their community, most feel as if they don’t have enough time to do […]

Considerations When Donating to Developing Countries

The developing world is facing a number of problems. Poverty, famine and sickness seem to be persistent difficulties. Those who are of a charitable frame of mind want to reach out and help those who are in desperate situations. When donating to developing countries, it is important to keep several different factors in mind. These […]

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What to Know When Donating to Public Schools

When deciding to make a donation, one valuable place that some donors fail to consider is the local public school. There are a few things that you need to know and keep in mind before you decide where to make your donation. What types of donations can a public school receive? Public schools are eligible […]

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How to Give Stocks to Charity

For investors, the holiday season means it is time to position themselves to take advantage of potential tax breaks. One popular tax strategy in Canada is to donate shares of stock, mutual fund shares, or other marketable securities to a charity. It is important to plan this giving carefully in order to maximize benefits. Why […]

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How to Choose the Right Charity Before the Holidays

The season of giving is upon us. Charities of all sorts, from far and wide, are reaching out to kindly ask for your generous donation to their cause. It may feel like an attempt to take advantage of one’s seasonal generosity, and in some cases, it is. Considering the fact that 501(c)(3) organizations are tax […]

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Spark Your Donors’ Interest: Financial Transparency

Recently, people donating their money and efforts in the wake of disasters has spawned the need to share an extremely crucial piece of information: where the money is going and what their money is going to exactly. Financial transparency is a very important practice that all legitimate charities and organizations should abide by if they […]

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Chicago’s Best Charities

There are a lot of wonderful causes to support in the greater Chicago area. Many great area nonprofits support the environment, education, and even animals. While a number of nonprofits fill merely a community void, the great ones have clear goals, and they maximize every dollar down to the last red cent. According to Giving […]

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How to Incorporate Charity in Your Travels

Traveling is something most people want to do at one point in their life. Whether you’re looking to backpack through Asia or take a Caribbean cruise, there are tons of exciting destinations for you to discover. But did you know you can help charities while you’re traveling? It’s true! There are quite a few ways […]

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How to Help Victims of the California Wildfires

2017 has been a year of devastating natural disasters for many parts of the United States. Less than a month ago, hurricanes were in the news for their fatal impact on the South. Today, there are dozens of wildfires ravaging California and making it impossible for some to leave their houses. The air pollution is […]

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