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What Happens When You Donate Items to Goodwill?

Donating items to Goodwill can be a great way to get some money back on your taxes, keep some unwanted items out of a landfill, and support underprivileged members of your community all at the same time. Many people wonder exactly what happens when they donate their goods to Goodwill, however. Here is a brief […]


Reasons to Donate Blood

Donating blood is one of those humanitarian causes, which have a direct impact on helping to impact an individual’s life directly. Blood donation programs are coordinated all around us by healthcare organizations and blood banks. There are many reasons why everyone should consider donating blood. Saving lives Most calls for blood donation are normally in […]


Ensuring This Year’s Donations Count With The IRS

It’s almost the end of the year. The holidays are just around the corner, and so is the deadline for making charitable donations that can be claimed on this year’s taxes. The US tax code allows people to make deductions from their income taxes. This has the effect of increasing giving overall. Research shows that […]

Top Philanthropic Organizations Ephraim Vashovsky

Top Philanthropic Organizations

A philanthropic organization is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that uses donated assets and income to provide a social service. There are over one million nonprofits in the US alone, and many of these organizations are philanthropic. The following is a list of some of the top philanthropic organizations, according to the website, The organizations […]

Why Katherine Fulton's Ted Talk On Philanthropy Matters Ephraim Vashovsky

Why Katherine Fulton’s TED Talk on Philanthropy Matters

As many leaders in the arts, tech, and business have discovered in recent years, the TED company has become one of the greatest resources for public education ever made. By developing and promoting talks with speakers as diverse as Apple Inc. guru Steve Jobs and Stanford psychologist Carol S. Dweck, TED has revamped the notion […]

What Is Corporate Philanthropy Ephraim Vashovsky

What is Corporate Philanthropy?

Corporate philanthropy could make a tremendous impact globally if companies were to take the time to support worthy causes. This type of philanthropy happens when huge corporations or businesses work to promote the welfare of others. Many companies do this through the act of charitable donations of funds and time. Local communities in which these […]

Summary The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong Ephraim Vashovsky

Summary: The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong

Charity isn’t about donating money. Most non-profits are highly commended for their cause, but very few people explore the actual impact and action taken by the organizations they support. In a TED talk, activist and AIDSRide founder Dan Pallotta explains why the double standard of charity is wrong and offers advice on what people can […]

Best Philanthropy Options For Introverts

Best Philanthropy Options For Introverts

There are people in the world who want to do good and help others, but they don’t always like to have a lot of social interaction with a large group of people. At times, this can make doing volunteer work difficult as some projects require a group effort. Just because a person is an introvert, […]

Charities That Accept Bitcoin Ephraim Vashovsky

Charities That Accept Bitcoin

Even in the somewhat stuffy world of finance, the experts are starting to realize that cryptocurrency is indeed the future. And with many people who got into bitcoin early, there is now an unprecedented opportunity to give back to the world. However, not all charities are accepting bitcoin at this juncture. Although we now routinely […]

Philanthropy Books To Read Today Ephraim Vashovsky

Philanthropy Books to Read Today

Addressing poverty and social needs through philanthropic efforts often proves to be a daunting challenge, and so there are many resources that cover the topic through various approaches. These books tackle the issues that directly impact effective philanthropy and offer new insights into familiar problems. Addressing Poverty Through Technology As technology expands, so does its […]

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