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UN’s ‘Shot@Life’ Campaign Provides Vaccines to Children in Need

According to the U.N. Foundation, 1.7 million children will die in 2018 from diseases that have been nearly or entirely eradicated in the United States, such as measles, pneumonia, polio, and diarrhea. One in five children globally have no access to immunizations. “Expanding access to vaccines strengthens our ability to fight disease globally and keep our […]

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4 Different Ways to Report a Scam Charity

If you suspect that a charity is fake or corrupt, there are several different ways to go about reporting it. The following comprises a list of your different options. 1. Report it to the IRS The IRS is responsible for overseeing all charities on a federal level. The good news is that there are multiple […]

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3 Controversial Ways to Raise Money for Charity

The nonprofit world is competitive, there’s no doubt about that. As a result, some charities are looking for unique and creative ways to raise money. But for however noble the cause, the means of raising money is sometimes… questionable. Take a look at the controversial ways that people have raised charity funds in the past. […]

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Get Fit for Charity: Apps that Motivate

Getting back into shape is hard, mostly because personal motivation is so fickle. But imagine if another person’s life was dependent on it. That’s the idea behind the latest fitness charity apps. Four apps—Charity Miles, Charity Bets, stickK, and Plus 3 Network—can reward progress by donating money to charity for every fitness milestone reached. Read […]

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Companies that Give to Education

Several high-profile companies have committed themselves to donating generous funds to education to promote its quality, longevity—and, most importantly, its accessibility. Among these companies are private equity firm KKR, who have made significant contributions to schools through the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity programs, and Google, who is donating Chromebooks to incoming refugees to help them […]

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How to Make Health-Based Philanthropy Work

Many of us have a desire to save the world in whatever way we can—that’s why philanthropy is so important and widespread. But what’s the most effective way to approach health initiatives? It’s all good and well to throw money at a problem, or even try to swoop in and save the day—but will that […]

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The Fight Against Malaria in Africa

Malaria continues to be a huge problem in Africa, as well as other places across the world where access to medical help and information are not always readily available. Though some progress has been made in treating and cutting down the number of cases, malaria has yet to be eradicated. However, many organizations around the […]

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Ending Poverty Should Be One of Society’s Primary Concerns

Psychiatric and pediatric researchers have been arguing for some time now that poverty has a variety of negative impacts on children. Now, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics in July brings those arguments into greater focus. According to the study, and an accompanying editorial, living in poverty can have serious effects on the development of […]

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Become an Everyday Philanthropist

You work hard and you play hard. But some sense of satisfaction seems to be missing from you life. What could it be? Perhaps you need to consider the art of philanthropy. Giving to others in need, an institution you support, or a cause that concerns you is at the heart of philanthropy. And here’s […]

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Top Malaria Prevention Initiatives

Malaria is a major health issue for nearly half of the world’s population, and especially for those living in the poorest parts of the world. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that is particularly endemic in Sub-Saharan regions in Africa. There are many people involved in the fight against malaria, including scientists that work on […]