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This Simple Meditation Video Will Convince Even The Non-Believers To Start Practicing

Many of us put emphasis on physical fitness, but what about our emotional strength?<p>That's where meditation comes in. The activity is essentially a "bicep curl for your brain," according to ABC News anchor and <i>10 Percent Happier</i> author Dan Harris. And just as in weightlifting, it doesn't matter if …

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Is venture philanthropy the way forward?

<b>How do you think philanthropy is changing, and what's driving those changes?</b><p>I've been involved with international development for almost 30 years (working with Shell Foundation (SF), DfID and as an entrepreneur in the environment services sector in the UK and Africa) and over that time there has …

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An Unconventional Billionaire Is Revolutionizing Philanthropy By Closing His Foundation

Should charity go on forever? For Chuck Feeney, the answer is an emphatic no–and fellow billionaires, from newly minted Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are learning from his example.<p>Some people are into extreme sports, others extreme eating. You could call self-made …

Building a Culture of Philanthropy (SSIR)

Numerous recent studies and articles have pointed out the critical role of philanthropy in communities—not only in supporting the social sector, but …

Why I'm not doing the #icebucketchallenge or donating for ALS

<i>I was called out for the ice bucket challenge two weeks ago. Until today, I did nothing. In this column, I will try to explain my mixed personal</i> …

Behind the scenes at the UK’s philanthropy clubs

It’s a Tuesday evening and I’m at a social event in the luxurious offices of Rathbones Brothers in Mayfair. The wait staff are immaculate, the wine is flowing, and the canapes are divine. Rathbones provides wealth management services for well-heeled private investors, but tonight’s event, organised …

Five ways charities can attract rich donors

Every good fundraiser has an "elevator pitch" ready to use in case they bump into Richard Branson in a lift – but what if you find yourself sitting next to a rich potential donor at dinner? A lot longer than a ride to the fifth floor, it's a perfect opportunity to win them over to your cause, right?<p>…

What Do Donors Want?

Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>When Sigmund Freud asked, “What do women want?” he probably didn’t anticipate the firestorm his question would incite. Some …

Triggering a donor's emotions is the key to fundraising success, congress hears

Triggering an emotional response from donors holds the key to fundraising success, delegates at the International Fundraising Congress in the …

Overhead isn't the issue - and it's not a fundraising tool

Last week, in my weekly email to Fundraising Kick subscribers, I told them to stop talking about what percent of their budget goes to "overhead." I …

Get Your Nonprofit Content Read, Digested & Acted On—6 Steps

It’s not likely.<p><b>People usually read just 20% of any content that’s 100 words long or more.</b> Since this post is longer than that, you’re most likely to …

How to write headlines that will make people read everything you write

Here's what you need to know about writing good headlines, form the Constant Contact blog, at Headline Writing: Three Core Factors That Trigger …