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Haiti earthquake relief resource guide

As ever-more horrific dispatches from Haiti pour in, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the carnage. But even though Haiti requires an almost incomprehensible amount of relief aid to merely staunch the bleeding, there are myriad opport
How Bostonians can get involved
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 15, 2010
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Give peace a chance

This year marks the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In, which found the newlywed couple pontificating about peace from their Amsterdam honeymoon bed for a week. Decades later, the couple is still working together to promote social ju
Yoko Ono on why John Lennon's art remains relevant
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2009

Only the awesome need apply

What if Eli and Edythe Broad, two important financial backers of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, had gone batshit crazy back in the early '00s and decided to go in a different direction with their philanthropy?
Free Money Dept.
By IAN SANDS  |  July 24, 2009

Our local heroes

Working behind the scenes
Working behind the scenes

Miles for meals

Wiping out hunger in Massachusetts isn't quite as simple as mauling a fistful of cheese puffs and calling it a day.
Marching on Empty Stomachs
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 10, 2009

3. Bernie Madoff

Besides his scam to rob rich entitled crooks who looted the global financial structure, this Ponzi scheming mastermind also crippled numerous non-profits, charities, and schools. We think he's unsexy, but his cellmates will probably enjoy those chubby, s
Besides his scam to rob rich entitled crooks who looted the global financial structure, this Ponzi scheming mastermind also crippled numerous non-profits, charities, and schools. We think he's unsexy, but his cellmates will probably enjoy those chubby, smirking cheeks around their swollen junk.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Giving back

What does it take to get young people to give money to environmental organizations?
 Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 05, 2008

The big ask

A woman at my workplace regularly solicits donations for a variety of charities.
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 17, 2008

A holiday sample-pack

I always give local music at the holidays.
Albums to pick up for all your friends and family
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 12, 2007

Give a goat for $150

The holiday season is traditionally a time of wonder and wastefulness.
Earth-friendly charities
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 05, 2007

December 2, 2007

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  November 28, 2007


Cutting off your taxes to spite Uncle Sam

Take Larry Dansinger, who lives in Monroe, and who has withheld some or all of his owed taxes for years in opposition to US military action and policy.
W-4 Peace
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 31, 2007

Musicmaking 101

This school is all about fun. Period.
A local School of Rock; the ’Mericans; and more
By BOB GULLA  |  July 17, 2007

Son of a beach

The beach at Casa Diablo is closed.
Leave it to state minions to spoil a perfect summer day
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 11, 2007

The Ultimate Gift

Stingy are the rich, as we know from Ebenezer Scrooge and even Bill Gates before he became a crusading philanthropist.
Pretty hoky stuff
By TOM MEEK  |  March 14, 2007

Peter Gammons's doubleheader

There’s no question that a close relationship has developed between Boston’s music scene and its baseball team .
Hot Stove, Cool Music, the Paradise Rock Club, January 6 and 7, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 10, 2007


Selling support

It’s not eBay, but it might be better for the Earth.
Charity work
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 27, 2006

Mississippi blues

Ever wonder what became of all the tax dollars and personal donations you sent to the Gulf Coast over the past year in the wake of Hurricane Katrina? Slideshow: Annie Card photographs the survivors and wreckage of Hurricane Katrina.
How a local Hurricane Katrina volunteer is changing the shape of relief work
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 29, 2006

Hot Stove Cool Music

It would be as unfair to call the second annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at Fenway Park a week ago last Wednesday a disaster as it would be to confirm that it was an unqualified success. Slideshow: Hot Stove Cool Music, July 12, 2006
Rock and rain at Fenway
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 14, 2006

Eastward ho!

Thanks to a $500,000 gift from two philanthropic organizations in Massachusetts’s Indian-American community, PEM has almost tripled its existing gallery space for Indian art, and it’s celebrating the occasion with "Of Gods and Mortals, Traditional Art
Indian art expands at PEM; stone artists rock on at Garden in the Woods
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 07, 2006

The rich and the petty

As it happens, many of America’s wealthiest people, including Warren Buffett and co-philanthropist Bill Gates, want the US to keep the estate tax. But someone must stand up for the Paris Hiltons of this country.
Forbes whines, Buffett shines
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 28, 2006

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Seeing red

The news that the CCE would sell its building just four months after vowing to remain in its Longfellow Square home is just the tip of the bad-news iceberg.
Center for Cultural Exchange’s books out of balance
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 15, 2006

June 4, 2006

Waxing moon in Virgo, VOC 8:30 pm to 5:08 am Monday. Mercury moves into Cancer; Mars moves into Leo. When is the last time you did something nice for someone less fortunate (whom you didn’t know or didn’t like)? Today is super for charity, particularly f
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  June 01, 2006

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

Philanthropy just got a little sweeter.
May 8-14, 2006
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  May 03, 2006

All about the G.O.D.

Are you for real? People of color, and Johnny Cash, have been singing about the G.O.D. for a long-ass time (“ God Rocks ,” March 3).
Letters to the Boston editor, March 17, 2006
By  |  March 15, 2006

Members of Catholic Charities

By  |  March 09, 2006


Not kidding

While the battle over same-sex marriage dominates the headlines in the ongoing struggle for gay-and-lesbian equality, many other battles are just as important, if not more so.
Catholic Charities depart from tradition
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  March 09, 2006