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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

3 Easy Ways to #LoveACharity

Whether you have a special someone in your life or not, don’t forget to spread some charitable love this Valentine's Day!

Check out our Top 3 Ways to #LoveACharity this Valentine’s Day.

Monday, February 4, 2019

7 Highly-Rated Cancer Research Charities

World Cancer Day, observed on February 4, empowers people across the world to show support, raise our voices, and take action against a disease that affects millions of people each year. 

You can take a stand against cancer today by supporting one of these highly-rated cancer research organizations.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

3 Ways to Help Federal Workers Today

More than 800,000 federal employees are not able to work or being asked to work without pay as the partial government shutdown, now the longest in American history, stretches on. Many of these employees and their families are struggling to put food on the table while they scrape together savings to pay their rents and other bills.

At Charity Navigator, we’ve heard from a number of donors asking how they can help their neighbors in need. Take a look at our suggestions for supporting your local charities as they provide much-needed assistance to individuals and families affected by the shutdown.

Friday, January 4, 2019

An Important New Year's Resolution That's Easy to Keep

Resolve to make the world a little bit better in 2019.
With Charity Navigator, that’s a resolution you can keep!

Empty champagne bottles clink in the recycling bin while rogue pieces of confetti evade our vacuums. These are small reminders that it’s a new year--one we promised to welcome with hope and optimism. As part of the celebration, we vowed to eat healthier, exercise regularly, spend wisely, and read more. This year, let’s consider another resolution: to make the world around just a little bit better. Here’s how Charity Navigator can help…

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Power of Monthly Giving

As 2018 draws to a close, many of us are wrapping up our last-minute shopping, gift wrapping, and holiday meal preparations. Don't let your charitable giving slip through the cracks! Donations must be made (or postmarked) by December 31 to count toward the current tax year. 

Now that we've established a proper sense of urgency, let's discuss an easy way to make your year-end donations more impactful. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

“Rage Giving”: How to Find a Charity that Turns Your Rage into Action

This guest post was written by our friend Danielle Cheesman.

“Don’t go to bed angry.” It’s the divisive recommendation that couples (usually newly
cohabitating, engaged or married) have received since time immemorial, long enough
that many have rightfully begun to question whether the advice is sage or
shortsighted—with the latter arguing that, on the contrary, a clearer head is the clearer

But when it comes to altruism, might we argue that being angry is, in fact, a welcomed