A Wider Circle Founder Mark Bergel Named a 2014 CNN Hero!

More than 10,000 individuals from around the world were nominated for this honor in the past year. Here's why Mark Bergel was chosen: more

Download SNAPSHOT: Trends & Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving

America's Charities research, "Snapshot: Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving", reveals the most dramatic shift in employee giving over the past decade: The evolving workforce and the digital age suggest a new... more

Help End the Overhead Myth

Instead of focusing on the percentage of charity’s expenses that go to administrative and fundraising costs—commonly referred to as “overhead”—we need to focus on what really matters: impact. more
Apr 14 2014 - 10:27am
On May 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C., the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids will celebrate its...
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In partnership with the Case Foundation, Achieve leads the national research team of The...
Apr 9 2014 - 9:43am
RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 07, 2014--Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water...
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Source: The Scouter Digest (page 10) Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council (NCAC) is...
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Source: WAMU 88.5 Ask most Silver Spring residents, and they'll tell you their community’...
Apr 8 2014 - 2:56pm
Run or Walk...It's a race we all can enter! Saturday, April 26 Cabin John Regional Park,...
Apr 8 2014 - 2:47pm
Source: Southern Poverty Law Center It’s a moment that often makes J.T. uncomfortable: The...
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#5: The View. Savor the gorgeous architecture, rolling hills and scenic views of one of...
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Source: Yahoo! Finance SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mandela family will...
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Source: USA Today Paralysis may not last forever anymore. In an experiment hailed as "...
Apr 8 2014 - 2:06pm
Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation As congressional tax reform efforts take shape on...
Apr 8 2014 - 1:57pm
Source: Edge Magazine Stories of amazing transformations of Boys Town teens have surfaced over the...
Apr 1 2014 - 5:13pm
Source: The NonProfitTimes Ask almost anyone who works at a nonprofit to tell you the best part...
Apr 1 2014 - 5:03pm
Source: Amnesty International USA Amnesty International recently released its annual report on the...
Apr 1 2014 - 4:31pm
Source: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New data from a national MADD/Nationwide survey of...
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Source: The New York Times Airlines don’t always make it easy to use their frequent flier...
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Mar 31 2014 - 10:36am
Source: Vernon Hills Review Derrick Brown is a 4-year-old boy from Vernon Hills who always wears a...
Mar 31 2014 - 10:28am
Source: RHF Senior hunger in America is a monumental problem.  The latest research reveals 8.8...
Mar 31 2014 - 10:23am
Source: Observer-Reporter.com The puppies arrived early Wednesday afternoon at the State...
Feb 5 2014 - 5:13pm
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Group Predicts Dramatic Drop in Critically Needed Funds if New Rules Proposed by OPM are...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Lynne Filderman: 703-674-5346, lfilderman...
Jun 21 2012 - 2:58pm
CHANTILLY, Virginia - America’s Charities is the newest member of the Fairfax County...
Apr 26 2012 - 7:13am
(Washington, DC, April 25, 2012) — Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Washington Post...
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America’s Charities’ Board Chair, Marcia Bullard and the organization’s...
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Washington, DC (December 6, 2011) -- Increasing efficiency, transparency and leadership in the...
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Boy Scouts of America Joins America’s Charities CHANTILLY, Virginia—April 25, 2011...
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Aug 8 2013 - 1:38pm

According to blackbaud's latest study, "In short, the odds are strong that for the vast majority of causes, your next donor will be over age 50."blackbaud study: The next generation of American giving - charitable habits of generations Y, X, Baby Boomers, and Matures

Jul 24 2013 - 9:30am

Toyota Motor Corporation Public Affairs Manager Katarina Persic shared insights into how the car giant develops partnerships and makes decisions when it comes to community and social responsibility.

Persic spoke to delegates at the Not for Profit and Corporate Partnerships conference held in Sydney on Tuesday where she said employee engagement and involvement played a big role.

Jun 18 2013 - 9:59am

Instead of focusing on the percentage of charity’s expenses that go to administrative and fundraising costs—commonly referred to as “overhead”—we need to focus on what really matters: impact.

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Jan 10 2013 - 4:19pm

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, the District of Columbia will conduct its annual census of homeless persons living on the street.

Oct 26 2012 - 11:14am

Leaders of big nationwide nonprofits sent letters to President Obama and Mitt Romney on Thursday urging the presidential candidates to reconsider their proposals to cut the charitable tax deduction.

A special gathering has been scheduled on December 4 and 5 to bring hundreds individuals to Washington to tell members of Congress that any tax changes that led to decline in private giving would devastate nonprofits and the people they serve.

Aug 30 2012 - 9:58am

CINCINNATI — A facial tissue brand has partnered with an organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women.

Aug 29 2012 - 9:44am

Donor Disclosures501(c)(3) nonprofits must abide by many IRS rules in exchange for their considerable tax advantages. The most common rules have to do with disclosures to donors. Here is a good article listing some of the most important laws governing this aspect of your fundraising endeavors.  >> Read More.

Aug 20 2012 - 9:34am
  • Who is more generous, low-income, middle-income or wealthy households?
  • Are religious individuals more generous than non-religious individuals?
  • Does being a resident of a red state versus a blue state depict your level of generosity?
  • How about tax incentives - do special tax benefits to charity donors actually make a significant difference?

Aug 17 2012 - 1:42pm

This past week, the DC Interagency Council on Homelessness voted to pass the 2012-2013 Winter Plan, which describes how the DC government and service providers will coordinate shelter and services during hypothermia season (November 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013.)

Aug 8 2012 - 11:24am

How much does an employer's decision concerning employee engagement play into the overall corporate culture of giving and volunteering (or lack of giving and volunteering) at an organization?

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak about this subject on the Not-for-Profit Exchange Blog Talk Radio.  Here's why we at America's Charities believe that employee engagement is the glue between giving and volunteering that is so important:

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Jul 2 2012 - 10:49am

Barbara Louise Clouse returned to The Children's Inn at NIH on June 20th for the first time since her daughter's death three years ago.  Diagnosed with primary liver cancer when she was 23,  Clouse's daughter , Michelle spent the next two years at The Children's Inn while her parents took turns at her side.

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As part of the sixth annual four-day Soldier Ride organized by the Wounded Warrior Project, a group of military veterans has been riding bikes this week around Washington, D.C. and in cities across the country. Many of the bikes have been reconfigured so that soldiers who lost limbs and suffered wounds in war could feel the power in their grace and the wind in their faces.

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Oct 20 2013 - 8:25pm

Learn how you can help save lives and bring us closer to a cure for cancer by supporting John Wayne Cancer Institute.

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Oct 4 2013 - 5:20pm

Wishes help kids feel better – and sometimes when they feel better, they get better. Learn how you can help share the power of a wish by supporting Make-A-...

Sep 29 2013 - 10:07pm

See how ServiceSource's life-changing services are enriching the lives of disabled individuals, helping them...

Sep 23 2013 - 10:10am

It's imperative that we move beyond documenting the enormous health disparities that exist for Black women, and focus our efforts on actionable steps to eliminate them. That's what the...

Aug 30 2013 - 4:40pm

Nothing is scarier for a child than being sick and not having family right by their side.  Thanks to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC), that doesn...

Aug 19 2013 - 11:44am

How can you prevent cancer before it starts? Read on...


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Aug 12 2013 - 10:44am

Two months using assistive technology is all it took to help Chloe break the barriers of communication. That's just one of many ways UCP is helping people with disabilities live limitless...

Jul 26 2013 - 5:46pm

When it comes to finding a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), the leading known cause of epilepsy and autism, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance says "We'll give everything but up....

Jul 12 2013 - 5:29pm

Serving more than 20,000 children annually, see how this week's Featured Charity is helping seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast - free of charge.

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Jul 8 2013 - 11:30am

The fight for the advancement of women and girls is no easy task and has no simple solution, but this featured charity is leading the way as a powerful voice for women!

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Jun 28 2013 - 6:06pm

How can you help commemorate the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers by supporting National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)?

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Jun 21 2013 - 4:23pm

Through strategic partnerships and a variety of efficient distribution channels, find out how Good360 is healing, strengthening and empowering communities and people in need.

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Jun 14 2013 - 1:53pm

Discover more about this week's Featured Charity, Christian Appalachian Project.


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Jun 7 2013 - 5:28pm

See how this Tony Award®-winning theater is brightening the region’s cultural landscape with its bold productions and engaging education and outreach programs. 


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