Sandy Stonesifer

Sandy Stonesifer works on issues related to adolescent girls' health at a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

My Goodness
June 10 2009 7:00 AMAm I My Brother's Keeper?I have extra cash. My siblings don't. How much do I have to help them?
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May 27 2009 7:02 AMGet Out of My Black-Tie Dinner, KidMy organization helps needy children but makes them sit backstage during our fundraising gala.
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May 13 2009 7:01 AMBoard of TurkeysThis nonprofit should be great, but its board is a dud. What can I do to fix it?
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April 29 2009 7:04 AMServe It UpIn this terrible economy, where can I find a hands-on, do-gooding job?
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April 15 2009 6:58 AMCrawling Toward ServiceIs there any volunteer work my 3-year-old son can do?
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April 1 2009 7:08 AMA Private MatterAm I hurting my local public schools—and hurting America—by sending my kids to expensive private schools?
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March 18 2009 6:58 AMJust Say NoHow to turn down requests for charity without feeling like a jerk.
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March 4 2009 6:56 AMBridge to SomewhereI could get an MBA, or I could keep working at nonprofits. Which is better?
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Feb. 18 2009 6:55 AMCharity Begins at HomeI'm a working mom with little kids. Is there any volunteer work I can do between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.?
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Feb. 4 2009 6:58 AMAll for ONEShould I give to charities that raise awareness, or only to charities that take direct action?
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Jan. 23 2009 7:03 AMSister, Can You Spare a Dime?I don't give to my neighborhood panhandlers. Should I?
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Jan. 21 2009 12:07 PMBlankathonShould I give money to that bikeathon, walkathon, readathon, or danceathon?
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June 3 2009 7:21 AMStop Pleas!The charities I support send me way too many fundraising letters. I'm sick of it. What can I do?
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May 20 2009 6:43 AMCharity as StimulusHow to make charitable donations that also boost the economy.
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May 6 2009 6:59 AMTeen AngelThis teenager wants to fix the world. These are the first three steps he should take.
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April 22 2009 6:56 AMCheckout CharitiesSupermarket cashiers keep asking me to donate $1 to charity. Should I feel bad for saying no?
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April 8 2009 6:58 AMPush a Button, Change the WorldDo "click to give" sites actually do good?
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March 25 2009 6:53 AMDeserving Kids, Undeserving MomIs this self-destructive, negligent mother taking advantage of my generosity?
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March 11 2009 6:38 AMYou Can't Take Them With YouThe damaging myth that doctors hasten the deaths of organ donors.
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Feb. 25 2009 6:49 AMChic Without GuiltSweatshops. Child labor. Toxic chemicals. Is it possible for a fashionista to dress herself and keep a clear conscience?
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Feb. 11 2009 6:53 AMHow To Help a VetMany veterans charities aren't very good. But there are other ways to aid returning soldiers.
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Jan. 28 2009 6:55 AMServe With MeHow can I get my friend to come volunteer with me?
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Jan. 22 2009 6:49 AMThe Law-School Debt TrapHere's how to escape it and have a career in public service law.
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Dec. 2 2008 2:40 PMMy GoodnessIntroducing an advice column by Patty and Sandy Stonesifer about how to make the world better.



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

The Ludicrous Claims You’ll Hear at This Company’s “Egg Freezing Parties”

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM Going Private To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
The Vault
Oct. 1 2014 10:49 AM James Meredith, Determined to Enroll at Ole Miss, Declares His Purpose in a 1961 Letter
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 10:54 AM “I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 10:44 AM Everyone’s Favorite Bob’s Burgers Character Gets a Remix You Can Dance to
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 10:27 AM 3,000 French Scientists Are Marching to Demand More Research Funding
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.