Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass
Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits.
People with higher bonuses don't give more to charity
(Phys.org) —Research by economists at the University of Southampton has shown people who receive higher bonuses are less likely to give to charity than those on lower earnings.
New Amazon shopping site supports charity
Amazon has launched a new website for its online store that will donate a fraction of shoppers' purchase amounts to charity.
Shifting employee bonuses from self to others increases satisfaction and productivity at work
Providing employees with a bonus to spend on charities or co-workers may increase job satisfaction and team sales, according to results published September 18 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lalin Anik from the Fu ...
Silver surfers forgotten in social media boom
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are an almost ubiquitous part of most young people's lives after just a few years of existence. But the enthusiasm with which they have been adopted by ...
Why children should be taught philanthropy
"Philanthropy" is usually a word we associate with the world of adults and rich people. Increasingly though, children from a spread of socio-economic backgrounds are participating in and learning about what ...
Masked donors: New study reveals why people make large donations anonymously
New research that studied why people choose to make large donations to charity anonymously has found that it may act as a signal to other donors of the charity's quality. The findings, published today, also ...
Coffee with Apple chief: $610,000
An anonymous bidder paid $610,000 in a charity auction for coffee date with Apple chief Tim Cook, the organizers said Wednesday.
Learning to recycle: Does political ideology matter?
Some targeted messages based on political orientation are more effective at persuading consumers to recycle, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Resurgence of endangered deer in Patagonian 'Eden' highlights conservation success
The Huemul, a species of deer found only in the Latin American region of Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of possible extinction as a result of collaboration between conservationists and the Chilean ...
Volunteers show little enthusiasm for the Big Society, research says
People who are carrying out the aims of the Big Society – those doing voluntary work – show little enthusiasm for the Prime Minister's idea, new research says.
Poor more generous than rich in recession, study shows
(Phys.org) —Professor Yaojun Li, of the Institute for Social Change, University of Manchester, analysed survey data on over 100,000 adults in England and Wales, over ten years to 2011.
Frostbitten British explorer Fiennes returns home
British explorer Ranulph Fiennes showed off a heavily bandaged hand as he returned home Monday following his evacuation from Antarctica with severe frostbite, and vowed to help the team he left out there.
India tech tycoon donates $2.3 bn to charity
Indian software tycoon Azim Premji said Saturday he has given $2.3 billion to an education charity that he controls, reportedly the biggest charitable donation in the country's recent history.