We all feel great about donating to charity, but what really goes on behind the scenes? And do those goods you donate really get to the people in need? I worked there, I know. It will shock you.
No matter where you stood on the US election, it's plain to see that people are scared, feel helpless, & need productive ways to vent their energy. Here are some ideas to help everyone.
People want to volunteer but are not sure which non-profit or charity to choose. Here are some tips to make your recruitment campaign grab their attention.
In-depth information from an experienced volunteer for RV owners who want to do volunteer work as they travel.
What an experience it was to march for better gun safety laws in support of the Parkland School shooting victims. It was a historic protest. Here are my photos and feelings about the Orlando march.
Afeni Shakur, the mother of Tupac Shakur, was a former member of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Ms. Shakur was a strong black woman, a philanthropist, and a Christian woman.
NFL fans are furious over their favorite players using TV time to make their views known on the current race issue in America. Even the president has gotten involved. Why are people so upset?
Are minorities harassed and are their rights violated by the police? NFL players believe so... What do you think...?
Many people ask, How do I raise money for a cause? Planning a concert is always a great choice. I can tell you that doing so is a very fun and rewarding experience and that almost anyone can do it. Of all the non profit fundraising ideas out there,...
The NFL has turned itself into a pulpit for political statements. Is that what their customers want?
Community service work and volunteering spread goodwill to those in need and benefits those who give, particularly those who feed the hungry. Volunteering is good for all involved.
With all the discussion of whether an athlete should kneel or stand during the singing of the National Anthem, it brings up the question - where did this song we all know come from?
In recent times, strategic planning has been increasingly touted as dead and irrelevant by some bloggers and practitioners. I differ with that view. How can one get to her destination without a plan?
Fourteen small and inexpensive gift ideas that many homeless people would appreciate. These thoughtful gifts can make life a tiny bit more bearable, mostly because they show you care.
The word "Hero" is surely one of the most over used terms in defining the character of today's celebrities and icons. Here, we take a closer look at who we should, and shouldn't, bestow this title.
Amid new tattoo laws and the creation of a National Data Base of tattooed Australians, the Government says you are a criminal and propagates society to believe you are dysfunctional. What is true?
The American government has been changed by the actions of whistleblowers within government, regardless if their actions were right or wrong.
While some may have been involved in the January 21 March On Washington to protest the inauguration, the March had far more substance than that.
GOTV—Get Out the Vote—is a campaign for sending reminders to Democrats in states with upcoming elections.
Knitting is fun and can be a wonderful way to help others. Knitted caps, sweaters, blankets, teddy bears, and squares are all appreciated by charities. Some of these charities have useful websites.
Many welfare organizations in Pakistan have been serving the less fortunate by providing them with free healthcare and educational amenities.
It's the issue dominating the media cycle. People are taking sides and the issue of athletes kneeling for the national anthem has sparked a national dialogue that is polarizing. Here's what I think.
Held every October, the Rays of Hope Walk is a truly inspirational event. Join thousands of other walkers on a journey through Springfield's Forest Park and help support breast cancer research and support programs in western Massachusetts.
Thousands of charities across the globe launch appeals for donations year-round, but these efforts really pick up steam around Christmastime. The best recipient of your money, though, may not always be the one that’s flooding your inbox or popping up in your newsfeed.
Here are some tips for how to write a fundraising letter for your next pledge drive, charity run or special event.
What should Americans really know about mass shootings? Mass shooting expert Jackie Schildkraut has the answer.
Jordan Chariton and Ty Bayliss with 'The Young Turks' were among over 100 protesters and members of the media arrested during peaceful protests over the acquittal of Jason Stockley, last night.
Jerry collected $Billions from 1952 to 2010 for research, allowing MDA to be less dependent on government funding. In addition, several types of neuromuscular diseases and conditions became treatable and curable through this results. That ended in 2011 and pledge collections declined sharply without Jerry. See why in this Hub and read a first-hand memory of Jerry Lewis by a Hubber who knows him.
Would you vote for a candidate in any primary or general election who abuses others physically, mentally or verbally?
There's a lot of simple ways to get out and have your voice heard. Even if you're stuck at home with little time on your hands there's a number of ways for you to still make a difference.
Being philanthropic is not exclusive to the wealthy. Here are tips on how to help your community on a limited budget.
Whether you are looking to raise money for a charity or someone who is suffering from a debilitating illness, a benefit dinner may be the best way to go. The process to set one up is fairly simple if you have a keen sense of organization and a...
Fundraising is a necessary part of the business plan for non profit organizations ,churches, and groups who contribute to the mission. Knowing the principles to expect in a Fundraiser are essential.
Polly Letofsky spent five years walking around the world. She did it as part of a campaign to increase breast cancer awareness.
Most protestors never see the inside of a jail cell. However, if your plan is radical civil disobedience, you'll spend less time in jail in the El Paso County CJC by being prepared for your arrest.
Whether you love him or hate him, Kaepernick’s protests never involved throwing rocks through windows or fists at people’s faces. Libertarians can at least appreciate that.
Ellen Pence was a scholar and a social activist. She was a pioneer in the domestic violence field and created innovative strategies to deal with this prevalent issue.
When governments enact deeply unpopular policies, sometimes massive numbers of citizens come together and, through acts of defying the law, bring about change.
Experiencing first-hand the kindness and generosity of Ronald McDonald House Charities, they are a charity I'm confident in recommending to everyone.
The pros and cons of donating your body to science are complex. This is a personal decision of the donor. Frequently, the family disagrees with the donor's decision to donate their body, tissue or organs to medical schools or other programs. The body donation directions can be made ahead of time in order to facilitate the donor's wishes. Discuss all options with the family before making your personal final arrangements.
Non-profit leaders can boost their organization's success by mastering the art of storytelling. Here's an essential book to add to your professional development library.
It seems the lyrics of the rarely heard third verse are the real root of the protests started by Colin Kaepernick.
Some organizations share advertising revenue with charities when people view their videos. This could be a great way for Internet users to support worthy causes.
Football players are no better than any other human being which is a good reason they should stand united with the rest of us as we honor America with the playing of our national Anthem.
Find out the real reason NFL Players are kneeling during our national anthem and why condemning them for doing so is more unpatriotic than the fact that they are kneeling.
Silent auctions are a good way to raise funds at an event. Putting together the right basket makes all the difference. Theme baskets are the best way to accomplish this. Read on for more ideas!
Fundraising is hard, but I have learned a few things along the way. Here's a creative and fun list of ways to raise funds the easiest way possible.
Putting your talents to work for helping children in need can have the biggest impact to those who might otherwise not have hope for a better tomorrow. Learn how you can help or try new ways to help.
I recently attended Cupid's Undie Run in Philadelphia. The event raises money and awareness for Neurofibromatosis (NF).
The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote in the United States. Learn about the suffragists, including Susan B. Anthony, and the struggles for suffrage.
Planning a fundraiser and not sure where to start? Here you will find tips on how to plan and host a Chili Cook Off Fundraiser for your community group.
As different as each generation is from each other, some things never change. And one similarity in particular is their ignorance of predecessors' contributions to social change.
A great $100 raffle prize can draw hundreds or thousands of dollars for your charitable organization. I've listed some inspiration for you to reference below.
These tips on how to write a compelling fundraising letter are suitable for for your next charity event, school fundraising campaign or seasonal donation drive.
For the longest time, I wanted to give blood, but was told that I would probably not be eligible (I'm a bit on the skinny side). I decided to look into the various blood donation restrictions to see what the actual eligibility requirements...
There’s no doubt that Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, is a polarizing figure within the country’s education community. But what about her effect on special education community? There’s been some hits and misses and a lot of uncertainty.
This article seeks to offer insights aimed at helping non-profits in motivating and retaining volunteers.
A new form of homeless activism has emerged in Baltimore, MD. Dozens of homeless residents have taken up residency in a "Tent City" outside of city hall to demand housing and services.
Need to raise funds for your school art, music, sports, drama programs? Here a few tips from a Hubber whose raised thousands for schools.
Becoming an Eagle Scout takes years of commitment, dedication, and leadership. The last step is the Eagle Scout Board of Review. I'm making this page on how to pass the Eagle Scout BOR because, as a fellow Eagle Scout, I want to share my knowledge...
Charities work hard at persuading people to support their causes, sometimes they hire outside businesses to boost their incomes and sometimes the fundraising is done by crooks.