U.S. corporations donate millions for Japan relief efforts

Mar 15, 2011
More than $50 million has been promised to Japan in what will likely be the largest relief response since the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami.
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Aid groups stand ready to help Japan

Mar 11, 2011
Phones lines to aid groups like the Red Cross are already ringing in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that struck Japan. What will the nation need exactly?
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Yunus forced from bank. How will it affect microfinance?

Mar 2, 2011
Muhammad Yunus, a pioneer in microfinance, has reportedly been forced out of the bank he founded 30 years ago. The Center for Global Development's David Roodman discusses the impact his ouster will have on microfinance.
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Egyptians rally to give relief for Libyans

Feb 25, 2011
As violence mounts in Libya, people in neighboring Egypt have raised thousands of dollars to get food and provisions to those refugees.
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Nonprofit center helps immigrants build business

Jan 21, 2011
Plaza Adelante in San Francisco has become a nonprofit hub that's helping the surrounding Latino neighborhood create and build their small businesses.
Posted In: Charity, Immigration, Small Business

How to volunteer while sitting right here at your computer

Jan 17, 2011
Besides being Martin Luther King Day, today is also a national day of service. It's a day on which Americans are being called upon to volunteer in their communities to try to make things better. Jacob Colker is the co-founder of an organization that offers ways to volunteer from your computer.
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Name the price on your sandwich

Jan 14, 2011
Panera Bread recently opened its third non-profit restaurant, where customers decide how much to pay for their food. Patrons at the new Panera Cares Cafe in Portland, Ore., will have to decide between a guilty conscience or a free lunch.
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More youth become engaged in philanthropy

Jan 7, 2011
These days, young people are getting more involved in higher-end decisions that have traditionally been reserved for adults. They're sitting on foundation boards and allocating grant money to nonprofits. April Dembosky reports.
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Wikipedia puts a face on donation

Jan 3, 2011
How did Wikipedia raise $16 million -- twice the amount it raised last year -- in just six weeks? Mitchell Hartman reports that it may have had to do with the face of founder Jimmy Wales.
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To give or not to give: It's all about the brain

Jan 1, 2011
Commentator and author Jonah Lehrer takes a look at how we decide to give to others. He finds it has a lot to do with emotional response, and what our brains can handle.
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