George Michael performs a charity concert for Sidaction, an AIDS nonprofit, at the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris in 2012. Eddy LeMaistre/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Choosing A Charity: Should You Go With Your Heart Or Your Head?

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There are a lot of ways to donate to a cause online. While using social media may help in promotion, it may not be the most effective way to get people to actually give. Tomacco/Getty Images hide caption

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A view from the starting line of the sixth annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, N.C., in 2010. The local children's health clinic takes its name from this annual charity race, which draws about 8,000 participants each year. Courtesy of Dustin Bates hide caption

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Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

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University Medical Center New Orleans on Aug. 1, when the $1 billion facility welcomed its first patients. Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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Katrina Shut Down Charity Hospital But Led To More Primary Care

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More than 1 million people in Peru earn less than the equivalent of about $450 each year. Courtesy of Michael Rizzo/CGAP hide caption

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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

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St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore is one of the 131 hospitals run by Ascension Health. It's a not-for-profit, Catholic health care system that treats many low-income patients. St. Agnes Hospital hide caption

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