Donating to Charity

Lets Talk About "Chugging"

Luke Cameron | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Luke Cameron

Just like putting that red cross on the ballot paper; you have a choice. We live in a democratic country where you are free and able to vote for whichever party you feel will benefit your life. Do the same with charity; donate to the ones you want to, not the ones that tell you that you should.

A Reluctant Giver's Guide to Giving

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

The horrific scenes in Nepal and further afield following last weekend's huge earthquake have been hard to avoid. I'm sure most people will have had the conversation that goes something like "oh, isn't it horrible, if only there was something we could do to help". And then forgotten about it. But there is something you can do.

State of Donation

Jo Barnett | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Barnett

The fundraisers' achievements show that you do not need to be a large organisation or have deep pockets to start a mass movement. Something quirky, different and that stands out from the crowd, backed by a little bit of social media, can raise a considerable following and significant funds.

From Acton in London to Kivu in Congo: Young Music Producers Stand Together

Kary Stewart | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Kary Stewart

25-year-old producer Antoine Luta aka 'Sir Loui' was one of the main UK producers in the project. Born to Congolese parents, he left the motherland with his parents when he was still a baby, the family eventually settling in the heart of west London.

£8k Could Buy You An Apple Watch Edition. Or It Could Pay For All This Amazing Charity Work...

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Comedy

If you think £299 is extravagant for a timepiece, then how about £8,000? Yes, the starting price for the new Apple Watch Edition is a cool £8,0...

The True Corporate Initiative for Human Social Responsibility

Mark Braund | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

The success of the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign was fundamentally reliant on the natural human impulse to engage and partake in social causes, the ever evolving human need to be a part of a global community and the viral exposure that social media facilitates.

How Far Would You Go for Charity? Get to Know Jailbreak.

Nicholas Makarezos | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Makarezos

Fortunately, fundraising societies in most of the UK Universities have recently come up with a plethora of genuinely creative and entertaining ways to raise money for charities. Doing something that you enjoy, and at the same time supporting someone in need, is a win-win situation, it acts as a great motive for you to be part of this.

Have a Heart - In Support of Tiny Tickers Heart Week

Vicki Marinker | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We were told that he had a hole in his heart which was dangerously close to a valve and that there was a chance the hole would close as he grew, but that we should come in for scans every 3 months.

Unleash the January feel-good factor!

Julia Krepska | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Krepska

Nothing will give you more of that warm and fuzzy feeling than giving a bit of your time and lending your awesome skills to a cancer charity looking for someone just like you. You see, many charities have little money available to pay for superb individuals like you who are essential for their latest project.

Free Public Fridge Is A Fantastic Idea For The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK/ZoomIn | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Belgian charity organisation has come up with a brilliant idea to help those without a home in the harsh winter: a public fridge where locals can po...

Five Ways to Make Your Holiday Season More Meaningful

Payal Dalal | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Payal Dalal

This year, the holiday season is particular important. For much of the world, 2014 was trying a year. Words like "racism", "starvation", "radicalisation", "Ebola", "terrorism", "poverty", "rape", "unemployment" dominated global headlines. We witnessed a lot of pain, and many confronted unfathomable devastation. There was and is so much sadness.

A New Generation as Generous as its Grandparents

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Sophie Livingstone

While we are enormously grateful to the baby boomers for digging deep into their pockets for so many years, I believe there is a new generation waiting in the wings who, if their current 'giving' is anything to go by, will be just as, if not more generous in ways that only they will determine.

Why We Need to Change How We Aid Africa

Adam Hamdy | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Adam Hamdy

It's not just the way we engage with Africa that needs to change. Charity has become big business, but charities are not held to account by shareholders...

Why Not Speaking for 48 Hours Is Such a Mission

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

It was without a doubt the most challenging 48 hours of my life. It's our natural instant to talk and the mental energy it took to stop the words in my mind from escaping my mouth was exhausting. For the first few hours I felt it necessary to have tape over my mouth.

Lessons From a Social Media Phenomenon

Mark Braund | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

In August The Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) well and truly took over social media, with a host of celebrities, business leaders and members of the general public jumping at the chance to film themselves pouring a bucket of ice cold water over themselves and making a donation to charity.

Are You a Charity Sheep?

Clive Norman | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

What is happening at the moment is almost a massed sheep like behaviour. Okay yes it is highlighting a terrible disease and raising funds. But ask yourself who is behind this and if you could follow it back to its source you would find a very clever advertising executive.

A Small Charity Making a Big Impact

Beth Britton | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

When it comes to my great passion, dementia, the UK's major charities - Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer's Research UK and Dementia UK - are all becoming household names. Interestingly though, when my story of my dad's life with dementia was unknown, it was a charity hardly anyone in the dementia world talks about who showed most interest in me.

Intentions Matter

Tom Burns | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Burns

In a recent column by Oliver Burkeman on why profiting from giving isn't always bad, he said that "starving refugees care about food and shelter, not motives." In essence, doing the right thing for the wrong reasons is just as good as doing the right thing for the right reasons

About That 'Fuck the Poor?' Thing

Adrian Grist | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Adrian Grist

This 'social experiment' leads us to the conclusion we're all total bastards. And I must be a bastard too, because when I see a man with a sandwich board rattling his unsanctioned charity tin without any clue as to which charity (if any) he is working for, I too would ignore him.

Facebook Philanthropists

Liam Deacon | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

I've had it. I refuse to sponsor one more person to go skydiving, travel across South America collecting pictures of themselves patting wretched children on the head or drive a car across Europe in the name of the environment.

How I Started Taking Charity Seriously

Francesca Day | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Day

Pledging to give 10% might be the most important decision I will make in my life. Whatever else happens, I will save and elevate countless lives - the lives of those who most need my help. That's worth giving up a few lattes.

Who Will Be Clever Enough to Be Britain's Next Mark Zuckerberg?

John Nickson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
John Nickson

We are suffering from a lack of leadership, something the Victorians had in spades. By failing to give significantly, the new rich are failing to set an example and inspire those who will follow them. Government makes noises about encouraging more philanthropy but most politicians follow focus groups rather offer leadership...

All Charity is Evil

Matt Lacey | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

From then, each month now has a designated charity aim, with January's 'dryathalon' all the way to 'Stoptober'. Alongside these, people will be engaging in so-called fun runs and comedy nights across the country. What's wrong with that? It's all for a good cause, they say as they proffer their jangling buckets.

How Charities Ensure Donations Don't Go to Terrorists

John Low | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
John Low

For charities working in war zones or countries hit by acts of terrorism, the world can be a dangerous and difficult place. Charities dealing with the humanitarian effects of conflict or political upheaval face the task of making sure help goes to the people who need it most, while not inadvertently supporting armed groups or those involved in terrorism...

It's Good to Give - Why American Bosses Get It (And British Ones Don't)

David Erasmus | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK
David Erasmus

In the USA company giving rose by 12% last year to reach an epic $18.2billion. UK companies, by contrast, have shown a sharp decline in giving, down 27% this year - according to a recent report by the Directory of Social Change. So what's the story - why aren't Britain's bosses backing charity?