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A volunteering tradition for everyone

Dec 25, 2008
If you don't have holiday plans today or don't celebrate Christmas, why not volunteer? From delivering donated gifts to working at a soup kitchen, there's plenty you can do. Steve Henn visits one volunteer center in Washington, D.C.
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Boys & Girls Club hit hard by economy

Dec 11, 2008
Nonprofits are struggling to stay afloat in these tough times. Kai Ryssdal visits the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club to see how the organization is coping with the economic downturn.
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Use capitalism to do good works

Dec 11, 2008
Does an organization dedicated to serving society have to be a nonprofit? Commentator Dan Pallotta says charities could likely do more by using the tools of capitalism.
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Best way to donate? Do your research

Dec 10, 2008
If you're facing harder times but still want to give back, you may think the best way is through volunteering. But Holden Karnofsky, co-founder of a charity evaluation website, says your time would be better spent finding a nonprofit worthy of your money.
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Faith-based groups may lose funding

Dec 10, 2008
President-elect Obama plans to expand the federal faith-based initiative established by President Bush, but with a big change -- no more hiring on the basis of faith. John Dimsdale reports on how faith-based organizations are reacting.
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2008's big buzzword in giving: Micro

Dec 9, 2008
Philanthropy consultant Lucy Bernholz tells Kai Ryssdal that the trend this year in giving is taking big ideas and making them small.
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Charities face slow season of giving

Dec 9, 2008
Charitable organizations depending on the generosity of others may find themselves with less handouts this year. With so many Americans struggling to make ends meet, there's less money to give. Organizations are preparing for the worst. Jaime Bedrin reports.
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BBB program helps Muslim charities

Dec 8, 2008
Since 9/11 the federal government has watched Muslim charities closely and made donating to them complicated and sometimes risky. But a new program may help change that. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Give the gift of giving in card form

Dec 5, 2008
If you're thinking about donating to charity this season, why not consider a gift card? Many causes offer this as an option on their Web sites. Mitchell Hartman provides a few good resources.
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A downturn won't stop charities

Dec 3, 2008
Philanthropic companies might seem a little needier this year as investments fall with the economy. But when times are bad, people who can will sometimes dig a little bit deeper. Joel Rose reports.
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