Traditionally, dropping a few pence in charity boxes has always been a popular way to give. The UK Giving Report found that giving cash is still the most popular donation method. However in recent years we carry less cash and charity boxes are not as evident.
The attitudes of fourteen and fifteen year olds at Lampton School belie controversial warnings made by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) this Autumn that: "Charities face a generation time bomb, as younger people lose the habit of giving."
Although I was only in Bosnia and Herzegovina a short time it became very apparent, very quickly, just how important these loans are, with one of the entrepreneurs telling me she literally sees this as the only option for women in Bosnia to make a living.
Whilst many people think they will give out of their surplus once they are content, I believe that giving is a key to reaching that elusive state of contentment.
We will never find true happiness through GDP growth alone. To love and be loved - is what ultimately sustains us; all spiritual traditions tell us so and humanists would agree.
Public donations to charity fell by 20% last year, receiving a total £1.7 billion less, according to a survey. As recession
Thousands of charities are created each day in the world.With social networks being the fastest way to circulate awareness, let's really think for a second about where we are donating our ever-decreasing money, and what are the results (if there are any) from your money.
The recession has cut charity donations since 2008 in real terms - after adjustment for inflation - to the tune of about £900 million. Philanthropy in the UK has plummeted by almost a third between 2009 and 2010.
Chris Ward has negotiated a pact that, if not exactly Faustian, strains the boundaries of an already uneasy relationship
An 80-year-old man from Moine, Illinois, has sensibly decided to remain anonymous after accidentally handing in a coat full