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10 Ways to Do Good Guide

Giving is up, according to the Giving USA report released last week. In 2014, Americans gave a record $355 million to charity. What’s up with that? Online giving, that’s what. More and more people are choosing to make donations to their favorite charities online, especially on their mobile phones and tablets. Thanks to this increasing […]

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Laura on Better Kansas City

Do good, make money? Yes, if you invest for impact. Learn more from our Better Kansas City appearance.

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Mommy Cake

“Oh!” said my youngest daughter. “That’s a Mommy Cake!” She pointed to the five-layer cake studded with fondant blooms. “You’re pretty smart,” I said. The cake my daughter had singled out was my favorite. “What makes it a Mommy Cake?” I asked. “It’s got pink flowers,” she said. “And it’s the prettiest cake of all.” […]

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Fluffy White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Fluffy White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. All it takes is you and Betty Crocker and it’s as good as baking from scratch. Better, actually. Giving the cake away makes it taste even better. Generosity is delicious. Fluffy White Cake Ingredients box of Betty Crocker white cake mix 1/3 cup oil 3 egg whites, room […]

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“Come see us, Mommy! Come see what we are doing!” Two little voices piped up from somewhere. I just couldn’t tell where. I looked around the kitchen. I wandered down the hall and through my bedroom. I backtracked and crossed through the dining room and into my office. I still didn’t see anything. The voices […]

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Learning about Doing Good--Right at Home, and Online

Does your family enjoy giving to the charities you care about? You are not alone! The annual Giving USA research study indicates that more than 90% of American households donate to at least one nonprofit organization every year. But how do families learn about “doing good” in the first place? That’s an area that is […]

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Charitable tips on Better Kansas City.

Watch this video to find out what you need to know about deducting the cost of charity event tickets on your tax return.

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Fun Food Drive

Time for a spring food drive! And a little learning to go along with it, too, to teach kids about the needs in the community, which includes helping people who don’t have enough food to put on the table to feed their families. A food drive is easy. Have your kids leave bags–with instructions–on doorsteps […]

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Philanthropy, according to the classic dictionary definition, means "love of humanity" in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing "what it is to be human" on both the benefactors' and beneficiaries' parts.

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