How can we help you? Frequently asked questions about the Open to Hope Foundation website and community are below. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here feel free to contact us by email.

Can the articles/comments/radio/video content from Open to Hope be copied for use elsewhere?

All content on is intended to help people find hope after loss. Each author owns the copyright to his or her work. If you have any interest in reprinting, excerpting or otherwise using their work, please obtain permission directly from each author. Each reprint must include the following language: “Reprinted with permission from and [the author’s name] © 2014.” The author’s name should also appear in the article byline No profit may be made from the distribution of the material contained on this website. Thank you for respecting our writers and their work by adhering to our policy. We appreciate your compliance and support in sharing our material

How can I contribute to Open to Hope?

Your tax-deductible donation to the Open to Hope Foundation will enable us to continue helping bereaved people around the world to cope, share and heal, through our Internet radio shows, web sites, and YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting our efforts and sharing our Open to Hope vision! Online donations may be made by clicking here, or you may send contributions directly to Open to Hope.

Matching Funds: Some employers have matching funds for non-profit contributions and we appreciate every cent that helps us achieve our goals. Please consider adding the Open to Hope Foundation as a designee for your charitable contributions. Our nonprofit tax ID # is 26-1797474

How is Open to Hope funded?

The Open to Hope Foundation is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization, and 100% of our expenses are funded by donations. 100% of our donations are used to help achieve our mission: To help people find hope after loss.

How do I share my story?

One of the most important functions of is as a blog where members of our community can share stories, hope and strength, either as “Your Story” or by commenting on the website’s stories, articles, video segments, and radio shows.

I am a therapist/grief professional and would like to contribute an article. What are my next steps?

The Open to Hope Foundation is fortunate to have a diverse range of experts, researchers and authors in the field of grief and loss contributing to our community. If you are interested in becoming one of our contributors and writing for Open to Hope please click here for an application. An Open to Hope Editor will contact you after reviewing your application; please allow 7-10 business days.

I found a bug/glitch in the website, or I have an idea for website improvement. How do I report it?

We are always striving to maintain the excellent quality of our website and appreciate hearing from our visitors when a “bug” is found, or when suggestions are offered to improve the site. Click here to submit your bug report or ideas for improvement.

I would like to report objectionable content I found on the Open to Hope website.

Although most contributors participate in to sincerely help others who are seeking hope after loss, very rarely information is posted by someone with different intentions. We do everything in our power to monitor the site and make sure the information posted is valid and respectful, and appreciate hearing from helpful readers when content is found that is objectionable. In such cases, please click here to let us know. In your report, please include a link to the objectionable content, when possible. Our website team will then take action.

Books are featured on the Open to Hope website only when written by Open to Hope Radio guests or our Open to Hope authors.

I would like to appear on the Open to Hope radio program. What are my next steps?

If you are a published author or expert in the field of grief and loss and would like to be considered as a guest on the Open to Hope radio show, please send a copy of your book or article and brief proposal of your topic to us for consideration. Submitted materials will not be returned unless accompanied by a postage paid, self-addressed envelope.

I would like to attend workshops/get grief counseling. Where can I find out about them?

Open to Hope does not directly sponsor workshops or individual grief counseling. However, you may find the information you seek on the sites of other organizations, services and websites that support those dealing with loss. We invite you to visit their websites and to explore what they have to offer.