Charity http://kunc.org en Cashing In On A Good Time For A Good Cause http://kunc.org/post/cashing-good-time-good-cause <p>Whether it’s invitations to gala dinners or silent auctions, fundraising and arts and culture are as synonymous as actors and the stage. Recognizing the power of the form, some event organizers are leveraging the arts to net cash for their cause.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Carrie Saldo 51147 at http://kunc.org Cashing In On A Good Time For A Good Cause What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People? http://kunc.org/post/what-happens-when-you-just-give-money-poor-people <em>For more of our reporting on this story, please see our work in </em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/magazine/is-it-nuts-to-give-to-the-poor-without-strings-attached.html?_r=0" target="_blank">The New York Times Magazine</a><em> and on </em><a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/503/i-was-just-trying-to-help" target="_blank">This American Life</a><em>.</em><p>A couple of months ago, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/08/23/214210692/the-charity-that-just-gives-money-to-poor-people" target="_blank">we reported</a> on a charity called GiveDirectl Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:29:00 +0000 David Kestenbaum 51170 at http://kunc.org What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People? Majority Of Millennial Kids In U.S. Generous To Charities http://kunc.org/post/majority-millennial-kids-us-generous-charities Millennials might be known to their elders for texts and tattoos, but they're also a pretty giving bunch.<p>Nearly 9 in 10 millennial kids in the U.S. gave to a charity at least once during two years the researchers asked about, the United Nations Foundation <a href="http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/research-by-category/women-give-2013">said</a> Thursday. More than half of the kids gave in both years.<p>The study, led by a team at Indiana University and the <a href="http://www.unfoundation.org/">U.N. Foundation</a>, didn't look at how much children were actually donating. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:28:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 49562 at http://kunc.org Majority Of Millennial Kids In U.S. Generous To Charities The Charity That Just Gives Money To Poor People http://kunc.org/post/charity-just-gives-money-poor-people <em>For more of our reporting on this story, please see our <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/magazine/is-it-nuts-to-give-to-the-poor-without-strings-attached.html" target="_blank">recent column in the New York Times Magazine</a>, and the <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/503/i-was-just-trying-to-help" target="_blank">latest episode of This American Life</a>.</em><p>There's a charity called GiveDirectly that just gives money to poor people in Kenya. No strings attached. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 07:24:00 +0000 David Kestenbaum 48705 at http://kunc.org The Charity That Just Gives Money To Poor People More Companies Encourage Workers To Volunteer, On The Clock http://kunc.org/post/more-companies-encourage-workers-volunteer-clock You're not likely to find many bankers wearing those old stereotypical green visors these days. But at U.S. Bank, some employees sport hairnets — at least when they're serving breakfast.<p>Every Friday morning, a group of U.S. Bank employees stands elbow to elbow at a Minneapolis soup kitchen, doling out French toast, sausage and other breakfast goodies. Most of the people getting free breakfast are homeless men who lug their belongings in plastic bags.<p>Lisa Eriksson manages vendor relationships for U.S. Bank, but on this day she's the French toast lady. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:52:00 +0000 48356 at http://kunc.org More Companies Encourage Workers To Volunteer, On The Clock