Fundraisers: Put Charity on Your Holiday Wish List

I’m very lucky. Every holiday season my mother asks me, “What’s on your Christmas list this year?” To her frustration, I never have a good answer, so she just grumbles that I’m really hard to shop for. Love you, Mom! 🙂 But this year, I do. I’ll let her know that donations to my favorite … Continue reading Fundraisers: Put Charity on Your Holiday Wish List

Help the Hungry in 5 Ways

It’s the season when get-togethers and festivities revolve around food. Many of us worry about eating too much at our Thanksgiving or holiday meals, or indulging in extra treats. But there are so many children and families who can’t even relate to that thought. Sadly, the latest hunger stats tell us: 1 in 7 Americans go … Continue reading Help the Hungry in 5 Ways

Deep River Snacks: Chips & Charity for the Holidays

Our corporate customers use JustGive’s GiveNow charity gift cards in many creative ways — as employee incentives, thank you gifts for customers or clients at the holidays and throughout the year—and even as tradeshow booth giveaways. (Check out their stories.) Here’s the most recent innovative way one made-in-the-USA company is using our charity gift cards. Deep … Continue reading Deep River Snacks: Chips & Charity for the Holidays

JustGive’s 15 Years of Philanthropy

It’s JustGive’s 15-year anniversary! As the year of celebration starts, Founder Kendall Webb took time to talk about how JustGive got started, and reflect on accomplishments. Q: You started JustGive as a nonprofit when others said it couldn’t be done.  Tell me about that. A: We started JustGive to create a single technology platform so … Continue reading JustGive’s 15 Years of Philanthropy

Three Ways You Can Save Animals

The Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion on a hunting trip in July sparked a media flurry and got people clamoring about protection for animals. Americans are animal lovers. In a recent Gallup poll, 32% of us said we believe animals should have the same rights as humans, and 62% believe they deserve some protection. … Continue reading Three Ways You Can Save Animals

Nonprofit Spotlight: Ipswich River Watershed Association

The Ipswich River Watershed Association (IRWA) is the voice of the river—a group of people helping make sure there is enough clean water for the 350,000 people and businesses in 14 communities on the North Shore of Massachusetts, protecting nature, and providing great ways to have fun outdoors. It takes a team to care for such … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: Ipswich River Watershed Association

10 Ways to Prevent Crime in Your Community

We used to keep our porch lights on and open the door when the doorbell rang, even if we didn’t know who was there. We don’t do that in the world we live in now. But there are many ways to take back control and prevent crime in your community. It just takes communication, commitment … Continue reading 10 Ways to Prevent Crime in Your Community

Nonprofit Spotlight: Mercy Learning Center

Mercy Learning Center’s motto says it well: Educate a Woman . . . Educate a Family. The center is all about teaching women the literacy and life skills that empower them to be independent, confident and self-sufficient. The center operates on the belief that an educated woman not only has a chance to reach her … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: Mercy Learning Center

Kids & Obesity: Two Things Don’t Belong Together

Truth be told: I was a fat kid. I was called names and made fun of in elementary school. It’s a painful childhood memory. I don’t remember my parents or doctor talking to me about my weight (they may have). I do remember earning “clean plate club” honors a lot. As I was starting high … Continue reading Kids & Obesity: Two Things Don’t Belong Together