People withhold donations for spill aid

Jul 5, 2010
Charitable donations to deal with the BP oil disaster have been meager. And they aren't likely to pick up any time soon. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Charity, Oil

The challenges of microfinance

Jul 2, 2010
Thousands of ordinary people are turning towards microfinance as a form of charitable giving. But it turns out your contribution could end up in the wrong hands. New York Times writer Neil MacFarquhar discusses the challenges surrounding microfinance with host Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Charity

Colleges hitting up alums early

Jun 11, 2010
College fundraisers are upping their game and asking alums -- and sometimes even freshmen -- to donate, especially because college endowments took a huge hit from the Great Recession.
Posted In: Charity, Education

To pay or not to pay?

May 28, 2010
Panera Bread Co. opened a new location in St. Louis and let its customers decide what they want to pay. Sounds like a free lunch, but as Steve Chiotakis talks to Vickie Morwitz, people still decide to pay.
Posted In: Charity, Food

IMF lending habits get a little tighter

May 18, 2010
In a 94-0 vote today, the Senate opted to oppose International Monetary Fund bailout packages to nations unlikely to repay them. Marketplace Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story.
Posted In: Charity

Supporting veterans from behind bars

Apr 14, 2010
As the recession drags on, charitable giving in the U.S. has become less of a priority. But one group of unlikely philanthropists hasn't been fazed by the recession. Sonata Lee Narcisse reports.
Posted In: Charity

Unemployed man gives savings away

Apr 9, 2010
Giving away $10 each day for a year might seem strange for someone who is unemployed. Rebecca Sheir reports on one Washington D.C. man's unique project, Year of Giving.
Posted In: Charity

Foreign aid that hurts rather than helps

Mar 4, 2010
When it comes to giving aid to places like Haiti and Chile, sometimes a helping hand can have unintended consequences. Sabri Ben-Achour reports on the economics of disaster relief.
Posted In: Charity

What's cutting into donations to Chile?

Mar 2, 2010
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Chile and promised more aid. But coming so quickly after the quake in Haiti, will recovery efforts be hampered? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Charity

Man gives company to his employees

Feb 18, 2010
Bob Moore, owner of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, talks with Kai Ryssdal about why he gave his employees a big gift: his company via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Posted In: Charity