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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
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg sets $50 million towards greater gun control

Bloomberg: 'Here's $50 million for gun control'

Apr 16, 2014
Michael Bloomberg is committing $50 million to create an anti-gun voting operation. What does $50 million buy?
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, donations

Give! (And keep track of your donations!)

Dec 25, 2013
There’s a benefit to charitable giving beyond the warm and fuzzy holiday spirit -- such donations can shave a bit off the year’s tax bill.
Posted In: donations

Why do big donors give away millions?

Dec 12, 2013
Recognition and peer pressure can motivate some. But donors -- and fundraisers -- say most people don't give millions unless they really care about the cause.
Posted In: philanthropy, donors, donations

Has the fat lady sung on the New York City Opera?

Sep 30, 2013
The New York City Opera also faces a budget deadline today. It needs to raise $7 million to avoid a shutdown.
Posted In: opera, donations, kickstarter

Hey, want a free roller coaster? Wait... no?

Apr 1, 2013
Owners of the abandoned Dania Beach Hurricane are trying to give the roller coaster's lumber and steel to charity. So far, there are no takers.
Posted In: non-profit, donations, Florida

Donated deer meat falls at Georgia food banks

Jan 22, 2013
Tough economy has more hunters keeping more of their take for themselves.
Posted In: donations, food banks, venison, deer, meat, hunting

Downsizing a life

Jul 20, 2012
Sifting through years of stuff is one of the most difficult parts of moving. A new start-up will empty your house of all its clutter for a minor fee.
Posted In: moving, downsize, donations

Nonprofits using deals websites to find new donors

Dec 23, 2011
Nonprofits need money, deals websites e-mail people who want to spend money -- it's a natural combination.
Posted In: philanthropy, donations, nonprofits

'Tis the season to give

Dec 1, 2011
Holiday giving is your last shot to slide in extra tax deductions for the year, but Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell says there are deeper motivations behind end-of-the-year donations.
Posted In: Charitable giving, donations, holidays, Taxes, Personal Finance

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