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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook conference last April in San Francisco. Zuckerberg and his wife Tuesday donated $25 million to fight Ebola.

Why raising money to fight Ebola is so tough

Oct 14, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan just pledged $25 million.
Posted In: Ebola, Mark Zuckerberg, Charity, donations

Charitable giving not keeping up with highest incomes

Oct 6, 2014
The middle class's giving, as share of its income, grew.
Posted In: charitable contributions, Charitable giving, Charity

What's a viral cause worth?

Aug 13, 2014
Social media stunts for charity aren't uncommon, but do they raise any money?
Posted In: viral, Charity, Internet
Ice bucket challenge

Yes, the #icebucketchallenge is raising money

Aug 13, 2014
The national ALS association says that social media campaign? It's working.
Posted In: ICE, Charity, nonprofits

Explainer: the charitable tax deduction

Dec 26, 2013
If you give $1,000 to charity, that reduces your taxable income by $1,000, because there’s less for the government to tax.
Posted In: whiteboard, Charity

A startup that gives back

Dec 23, 2013
A new company started by University of North Carolina students is partnering with Amazon to help give back this holiday season.
Posted In: startups, Charity, Amazon

5 things to keep in mind before donating to charity

Dec 20, 2013
Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich talks to Eileen Heisman, the President and CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, about how to get the most out of your charitable donations
Posted In: Charity, Charitable giving

Peter and Jennifer Buffett: Questioning parts of the philanthropy business

Dec 11, 2013
Warren Buffett's son Peter and his wife Jennifer wife talk about their ideas on philanthropy.
Posted In: Charity, philanthropy, Warren Buffett

States crack down on deceptive charity fundraising

Dec 4, 2013
Most charities use in-house staff to raise their money. But some rely on for-profit telemarketing to get it done. A new investigation reveals the deception and corruption behind this billion dollar industry.
Posted In: Charity, fraud

At food banks, digital donations go farther

Nov 28, 2013
While food banks would never turn away that can of about-to-expire lima beans, those donations come with a lot of overhead.
Posted In: food banks, Charity, fundraising, homeless

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