Published August 8th, 2014 by

Is your closet bursting with clothes you never wear anymore or maybe have never worn to begin with? Are old books that you haven’t cracked opened in years practically falling off of your bookshelves? More than likely, there are numerous things lying around your house that haven’t been used in…

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Have you ever thought about volunteering while you are on vacation? As the world has gotten more global, opportunities to participate in volunteer travel are becoming increasingly common. If you are wondering why you should incorporate giving back into your next adventure, take a look at the list below…and then…

Read More 5 Reasons to Participate in Volunteer Travel

Published June 13th, 2014 by

It’s one of the first principles of kindness you learn in school, “sharing is caring.” In recent years, whole businesses have been built on this principle. Companies like ZipCar and I-Go allow you to share cars for short-term periods. Many other companies have popped up in the areas of accommodation…

Read More Share Your Stuff: Top 5 Collaborative Consumption Sites

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It’s the holiday season, and many of you out there are probably planning on giving to charity, whether financially or through in-kind donations. We talked to local Chicago charities to find out what types of donations are most needed at the holidays. They’ve made their Christmas lists, so now you…

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Published December 10th, 2013 by

Its snack time! What’s your favorite snack? Did your tummy all of a sudden rumble? Did all sorts of light delights magically appear in your mind? Don’t lie! I know mine did!  Some people love the sour than sweet experience of a bag of Sour Patch while others go for…

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Published December 8th, 2013 by

Donating items to charity is a great way to make an impact with the things you no longer are using! It gives your goods a second life and can be used directly by a charity while also reducing their direct costs of helping those in…

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Published December 6th, 2013 by

Holidays for children generally revolve around getting presents. Unfortunately, sometimes the focus on getting over giving leads to “gimme” attitudes and disappointment, leaving kids cranky and parents exhausted. We’ve noticed an awesome trend of families trying out creative methods of charitable holiday gifts with their kids during the holiday…

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Published November 11th, 2013 by

This fall, we’re creating blogs focused on various resources charities might need. This blog is part of a series focused on becoming a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization from a Zealous Good team member who has done it before! Stay tuned throughout the next few months for direction on Registering for…

Read More How to Start a Non-profit – Step 3: Filing for Tax-Exempt Status