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Giving During Disasters

When disaster strikes, the human needs are of a critical, urgent nature – What’s the best way you can help? 

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How to Best Support Veterans in Minnesota

With a new generation of men and women service members returning home, donors are poised and inspired to support them more than ever. Addressing the challenges of re-entry in our communities is on the mind of many donors and Minnesotans.

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Charity Walks: What You Need to Know

Special fundraisers, like charity walks, can be a great opportunity for an organization to engage supporters, but there are also a few key details you should consider before contributing.

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Tips for Smart Giving During Give to the Max Day 2012

To help break the past Give to the Max Day records, here are four tips for being smart with your Give to the Max Day donations.

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Giving Tips for Minneapolis Tornado Relief

North Minneapolis was struck by devastation from Sunday afternoon tornado. Make sure you know these important giving tips in response to disasters and find out how you can make a difference.

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Giving Back to Those That Serve

Memorial Weekend serves as a time to reflect and appreciate our military service members. Learn more about a few of our reviewed charities that support veterans services! > Read More

Using Group Coupons to Donate

Group coupon sites offer a great way to get discounts on everyday purchases and at the same time support a charity.

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Smart Giving in Response to California Mud Slide

Find out the best and safest ways to help make the greatest difference.

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Giving as a Gift

With charitable need greater now than ever, consider giving a charitable donation in the name of the recipient rather than a traditional gift for a holiday or event. Learn what you should know before giving to ensure that your support makes the greatest difference in the way you intend.

Shopping to Support a Cause

Retailers will do everything they can to get you to part with your money including making you feel good about your purchases by asking you to shop for a cause. Learn how you can be an informed shopper.

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To date, millions have been raised in donations through text-to-give campaigns for various causes and organizations. Text-to-give is a convenient and quick way to donate to a charity. Before picking up your phone to text to give, here's what you need to know about text-to-give or mobile giving

Child Sponsorships

You've probably seen the TV commercials with powerful images of underpriviledged children in harsh living conditions. Then, there's a plea for you to make a difference in a child's life by sponsoring a child with a monthly donation. But have you ever wondered if the child you sponsor will really benefit from your donation?

Planned Giving
Understanding Planned Giving: “Deferred” or “planned” gifts are becoming more and more popular. While many of us have made direct donations through cash, check, or appreciated stock, the concept of a “planned gift” might seem more daunting.