The details of volunteering abroad—or the thousands of dollars per person often charged to participate in a structured volunteer program—seem daunting. I’ll share our secrets in five easy steps that any family can take, anywhere in the world, at no additional cost.
Despite our good intentions, annual gifts to charity often wait until the very last minute (as defined by the IRS for this year’s tax deduction): December 31. Thanks to online giving, this isn’t a problem—and our list of highly recommended nonprofit organizations that we’ve culled from the experts should make the job easier when you’re feeling pressed for time.
I’m thinking a lot about campaigns. Not the kind for next month’s election but, rather, the kind with a personal call to action. Last month, two prominent women launched campaigns to raise awareness for funding issues related to women and girls: #AllinforHer and #HeforShe.
When I was a kid, my parents had a room with floor-to-ceiling shelves of books, known as Dad’s Study. All those slipcased tomes seemed magical to me. One day I asked dad if he’d read them all, and was incredulous at his answer.
Our interview this month profiled Pamela Hawley, CEO and Founder of UniversalGiving, and a strategic partner of Catalytic Women. Their unique model engages everyday people in giving and volunteering—from donations of $5 to $20,000, from 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds, and from virtual volunteers to hands-on in-country.