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

YEAR IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT 2014

Thanks to your giving and support, JustGive expanded philanthropy and sent more than $30 million to charity in 2014! We passed a major milestone in May, processing our 1 millionth donation, and are proud that 24 percent of giving came from 2013 donors returning to use the site. We also saw charity gift card purchases … Continue reading YEAR IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT 2014

Planting trees with money?

The old adage says, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” We all learned that the hard way and the new question for today’s generation is: “How do we make trees grow with money?” Over the past couple years the environment has jumped to the top of the list of global concerns along with world hunger, HIV/AIDS and … Continue reading Planting trees with money?

Celebrating & Honoring Grandparents Day

My grandmother is 104 years old. She’s actually in wonderful health, though she lost most of her hearing years ago. This may be a blessing when all 10 great-grandchildren are running around creating chaos. She loves to play Scrabble™, work a crossword puzzle or read a good book. What she loves most of all is … Continue reading Celebrating & Honoring Grandparents Day

National Park and Recreation Month: Time for a Green, Volunteer Vacation

My family visited Shenandoah National Park recently, renting a rustic cabin from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. For those of you who have forgone running water and electricity with an infant in tow, you understand this is no small commitment. But we all made it through happily. There must be something in air this summer, … Continue reading National Park and Recreation Month: Time for a Green, Volunteer Vacation

Giving Green on Earth Day

Forty years ago today, we celebrated our first Earth Day. Approximately 20 million Americans from all walks of life joined together to honor our planet. Whether your connection to nature is as an angler in the great outdoors or a community gardener in a dedicated urban space, Earth Day is about thinking of the small—and … Continue reading Giving Green on Earth Day