Claudia Wittel

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What Makes People Generous: Charity, Empathy, And Storytelling

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the real lagging indicators of the economy. And while U.S. philanthropy has been roughly static at two percent of GDP for a couple of generations now, …

3 ways Milaap is changing the face of giving

Milaap creates sustainability by blending crowdfunding and micro lending<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social …

The Rise of Spend-Down Philanthropy

<b>More Philanthropists Give Away Their Foundation’s Assets in Their Lifetimes</b><p>By Veronica Dagher<p>A recent Wall Street Journal article gives some great …

The Soul of Entrepreneurship: How Giving Back Adds Value

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For franchises, philanthropy not only serves a greater good, but can also help build standing in the eye of the consumer, says Steve Greenbaum, founder and CEO of printing chain PostNet.<p>Painting with a Twist, for instance, has a giveback …

Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.<p>After receiving 1,300 …

Crowdfunding Leaps Forward Beyond Hype To Solve Big-World Problems

Much of the hype around crowdfunding has frustratingly proved to be so much hot air. The United Nations Global Compact and the U.S. State Department are working to change that by bringing crowdfunding forward to finance projects in the developing world, especially projects designed to address the …

Home Run Derby's New Targets Could Shatter Charitable Records

The 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) Home Run Derby currently holds the record for highest charitable donations related to the event. That year, Prince Fielder took home the trophy, ousting Jose Bautista in the final round, and a total of $615,000 was donated to charities including the Boys & Girls …