When social causes meet product sales, you get the cause market

Oct 20, 2017
Many companies have found that giving to these kinds of charities can ultimately boost their bottom line.
A display at Bloomingdale's in Hackensack, New Jersey, for the retailer's Ready, Set, Pink! event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2011.
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Charities want you to think about what happens next for disaster victims

Sep 25, 2017
Experts say charitable donations usually dry up about a month after a flood, fire or earthquake, but more help is needed. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Where does your donation dollar really go?

Sep 1, 2017
There's a journey between your pocket and the people in need — and a few pit stops along the way.
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Crowdfunding is playing a larger role in disaster relief

Aug 31, 2017
With more options for giving, donors are urged to do their research.
Volunteers get a briefing on Monday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, where the American Red Cross is housing victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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Charities are canceling their big events at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club

Aug 21, 2017
What does this means for Trump's businesses?
President Donald Trump walks down the stairs after arriving on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport to spend part of the weekend at Mar-a-Lago resort on February 17, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Bear Cam founder explains the (nonprofit) business of live streaming

Jul 13, 2017
Can't take your eyes away? You're not the only one.
A brown bear.
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How to put those Amazon boxes to good use after Christmas

Dec 23, 2016
Amazon and other retailers have teamed up with Goodwill for a donation program
Packages are stored at the Amazon electronic commerce company's logistics center in San Fernando de Henares, near Madrid, on the eve of 'Black Friday', on November 24, 2016.
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It could be a very good holiday for U.S. charities

Dec 1, 2016
Charities could see a bump up in donations this month. That’s because wealth advisers are telling their clients to increase their giving now, before likely changes to the tax code next year. On his website, Donald Trump says he’ll cut the top tax rate to 33 percent. And he wants to cap itemized deductions for […]
Wealth advisers say their clients are adjusting their giving plans in light of likely changes to the tax code in 2017. 
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After five years, has Giving Tuesday caught on?

Nov 29, 2016
The day is designed to get your mind off buying and onto donating.
A woman carries retail shopping bags during Black Friday events this year in New York City.
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