Charitable Donations

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing (and Giving to) a Charity

Eileen Heisman, CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, offers advice on vetting organizations before opening your heart (and your wallet).

What to Do With Old Clothes, in One Easy Chart

An illustrated guide to donating and selling post closet-purge.

4 Meaningful Ways to Give Back

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, Real Simple is partnering with four stellar organizations that transform lives—by educating kids, housing families, feeding the homebound, and saving animals.

How to Make Charitable Donations Really Count

If you're not a Rockefeller, a Gates, or a Zuckerberg, what can you do to maximize the impact of your charitable contributions? Follow these expert strategies for giving the most bang with each buck.

How to Simplify Wedding Planning

Take our survey and share your ideas for planning a stress-free celebration.

10 Common Registry Questions, Answered

Here, answers to your most pressing concerns about your presents.