From Palm Desert, Calif., to Boise, Idaho, people go to extra lengths to help the needy this holiday season. 'The harder things get, people are more generous,' says one charity organizer.
The Great Recession has hurt charitable giving — and may keep on doing so for some time
New tools help givers, and those in need, find answers.
The 50 largest US charities ranked by total income.
Accountability means treating a gift as an investment to ensure a quality return.
Those who volunteer learn that it provides multiple payoffs.
With money tight, more Americans draw from donor-advised funds built in past years.
Some start their own charities, tapping the Web to fund worthy causes.
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