“Rage Giving”: How to Find a Charity that Turns Your Rage into Action

This guest post was written by our friend Danielle Cheesman. “Don’t go to bed angry.” It’s the divisive recommendation that couples (usually newlycohabitating, engaged or married) have received since time immemorial, long enoughthat many have rightfully begun to question whether the advice is sage orshortsighted—with the latter arguing that, on the contrary, a clearer head…

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7 Gifts to Give Your Local Homeless Shelter this Holiday Season

Winter is upon us. While it ushers in the cheer of another holiday season, it also brings bitter winds and cold nights to most of the country.During the cold winter months, homeless shelters see an influx in individuals seeking their services. This holiday season, consider giving a gift to your local shelter to help them…

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7 Gifts to Give Your Local Animal Shelter this Holiday Season

It's that time of year again! The holidays are upon us and we're creating gift lists for our families and friends. This year, consider giving a gift to your favorite local charity too! Today we're sharing gift ideas for the animal shelter in your community. These items will go a long way toward keeping pets fed…

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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Giving Back

This guest post was written by our friends at DonorsChoose.org, the nonprofit site that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need.Giving is an important part of your life. But how can you make sure your kids will grow up knowing how to give back? Here are four tips you can put…

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Why Millennials Need to Start Thinking About Philanthropy

Written by our friend Bruna Nessif.The label of “millennial” can sometimes seem like a curse. We’d be lying if we said there wasn’t a slight twinge of shame for being associated as a millennial, due to the onslaught of criticism we receive, but we’d also be lying if we didn’t acknowledge the impact that we’ve…

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Give Confidently on #GivingTuesday

This year, millions of people around the world will participate in #GivingTuesday by donating their time, talents, and dollars.Will you be one of them? Learn how you can use Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, to find a charity you can feel good about supporting. Read more »

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What is #GivingTuesday?

Thanksgiving is almost here! In two days we'll be gathering around our dining room tables to enjoy a meal with family and friends. And, just as we finish digesting, many of us will hop in our cars and head off to malls and shopping centers to participate in another great American tradition… Black Friday shopping!Black…

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How Does the New Law Affect My Giving to Charity?

Many people choose to make their charitable contributions at the end of the calendar year between Thanksgiving and December 31. Our friends at the National Association of Enrolled Agents contributed this guest post to help you understand how recent changes to the tax code may affect your charitable giving.The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)…

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A Reflection: Why I Give Back

Can you believe Thanksgiving is already next week and the holidays are less than a month away? As we fly at lightning speed into the end of the year busyness, our friend Niki McGloster reflects on why she gives back.Read more »

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Help Us Improve Charity Navigator!

Whether you’ve been using Charity Navigator for years or you just discovered our services, we want to hear from you! We want to understand how our users engage with our resources so that we can work to make them even better.Please take a few moments to complete this survey.We’re interested in hearing from highly-engaged donors…

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