Philanthropy

A call to action: how you can help solve America’s homelessness crisis

All of us have read an inspiring or heart-wrenching article and thought, What can I do to help? With Outside in America, we are pioneering a solution<p>Two months ago the Guardian launched Outside in America, a groundbreaking reporting project on the country’s homelessness crisis. Funded by the Bill …

Journalism

Knight Arts Challenge, offering a share of up to $1.3 million, is now open for applications

ST. PAUL – March 29, 2017 – The 2017 Knight Arts Challenge is open for submissions, offering a share of up to $1.3 million to the best ideas for …

The Arts

Mom And Her Six Sons Donate 17 Feet Of Hair In Amazing Act Of Solidarity

Haircuts for a good cause.<p>When the Kannisto family from Buffalo, New York decided to grow out their hair, it wasn't for style. The family decided to …

Hair

'Donald Donates' Raises Money For Trump's 2020 Opponent Every Time He Tweets

Just call it innovation in Trump's America.

Donald Trump

When is giving to charity the wrong thing to do?

MBA student, film producer Mark Weber on how the foreign aid and charity industry may be holding developing countries down.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | …

MIT

Dance Music Nonprofit Give A Beat Hosts Eye Opening Experiences in LA & SF

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a new Airbnb social impact experience “Life-Changing Music” in LA hosted by dance music …

Dance Music

Surge in LLC contributions brings more mystery about true donors

Jeb Bush was a favorite recipient for LLC donations, with almost $6 million coming from the entities to his supporting super PAC. (AP Photo/Andrew …

Corruption

Time for Trudeau to move on from photo-op feminism: Paradkar

One way would be to show support for a pilot project attempting to change how foreign aid is delivered to support women who are driving change.

Feminism

Lyft Successfully Capitalizing On Nice-Guy Image As Uber Stumbles

Lyft starts a charity program that riders can donate part of their fares to.<p>Uber may have the higher valuation, but Lyft is trouncing it in the PR game.<p>Starting May 1, Lyft riders will have the option of rounding up their fares to the nearest dollar and donating the proceeds to charity.<p>The …

Uber

Can charity save journalism from market failure?

A foundation created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam recently announced it’s giving US$100 million to investigative news outlets and …

Journalism

The Collaboration Game

<b>Advancing the Art of Collaboration</b> This series, produced in partnership with BBB Give.org, calls on the social sector to embody a new and pioneering …

Laurene Powell Jobs to grant rare interview on her approach to philanthropy

Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs doesn’t speak publicly very often, but will be appearing at the <i>Code</i> conference next month to talk about her approach to philanthropy. Her appearance will take the form of an unscripted conversation on stage.<p>You have billions of dollars and you want to make the …

Steve Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs will talk philanthropy at next month’s Code Conference

Laurene Powell Jobs may be best known to Apple fans as Steve Jobs’ widow but, as a longtime philanthropist with decades of experience, she’s carved out an impressive solo career.<p>Having kept a fairly low profile since her husband’s death in 2011, next month Powell Jobs will speak at the Code …

Steve Jobs

Ivanka Trump’s Investment Fund Of Foreign And Corporate Cash Sounds Awfully Familiar

Something, something Clinton Foundation.<p>WASHINGTON ―Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and White House adviser, plans to start a fund to help female entrepreneurs worldwide, using money from private-sector donors and foreign governments.<p>According to Axios, the first to report the first …

Donald Trump

Ivanka’s new ‘women-empowerment fund’ is a legal and ethical nightmare

If she’s already raised money, she could be breaking the law.<p>Ivanka Trump told Axios on Wednesday that she was working to start a “massive fund” with …

Donald Trump

Should the giving styles of the rich and famous alarm us all?

In 1890, pioneer photojournalist Jacob Riis published a book, “How the Other Half Lives,” portraying the squalid lifestyles of the immigrant groups …

Wealth

Never try to appease bigots. It's not worth it.

Last month, the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus in Oregon held a charity concert at Newman United Methodist Church. Everything seemed to go well, and they …

LGBTQ

The Home Office Missed Repeated Warning Signs That An LGBT Charity Was About To Collapse

Following an investigation by BuzzFeed News into the closure of Broken Rainbow, the National Audit Office has delivered a devastating report criticising regulators and the charity's CEO.<p>Posted on April 26, 2017, 23:15 GMT<p>Facebook<p>An inquiry by the official public spending watchdog has found that …

Fraud

Paul Allen to Donate $30 Million for Seattle Homeless Housing and Resource Center

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will donate $30 million to Seattle for building a new facility to house and …

Housing

How Women Around The Country Raised Over $1 Million For Local Abortion Funds

Who knew bowling could be so philanthropic?<p>NEW YORK CITY ― As the Trump administration continues its attempts to clamp down on reproductive rights, women across the U.S. are taking matters of reproductive justice into their own hands.<p>They are running for office, crowding local town hall meetings, …

Women's News

Need for blood donations in Hamilton now 'critical': Canadian Blood Services

Hamilton falls 40 blood donations short of their goal every week<p>If more blood donors don't come forward soon local hospitals could start cancelling …

Medicine

Win The Ultimate Tony Awards® Experience | Times Square Chronicles

Win The Ultimate Tony Awards® Experience<p><b>Prizeo</b>, the online giving platform that democratizes giving at any income level, announced today that they …

Education

Software developer Dan Mishra makes largest donation ever to ROM's South Asian section

The $5M donation will fund expanded exhibits, activities<p>Toronto entrepreneur and philanthropist Dan Mishra says a $5 million donation to the Royal …

Canada

Wander Launches #AntiTravelBan Campaign To Donate To Organizations Defunded By Trump’s Proposed Budget

President Donald Trump's proposed budget, if approved, will defund several welfare organizations and programs including the Environmental Protection …

Donald Trump

Former Bill & Melinda Gates digital chief sues organization, claims he was misled about his role

A former Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation chief digital officer has filed a lawsuit against the organization, claiming he was misled about the scope …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Polio could make a comeback under Trump's budget, Gates Foundation fears

Polio has been disappearing worldwide for the last 40 years — only 37 people are said to suffer from the disease today.<p>But the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation still has concerns about the disease making a comeback, particularly if the Trump administration's budget cuts to foreign aid limit how …

Public Health

Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

In recent years, we’ve seen a major uptick in organizations across the social good sector looking at data – and how to use data – in new ways. In …

Analytics

Sheryl Sandberg on husband's sudden death: 'I couldn't breathe'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly two years ago, Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg received a new role -- one no one would sign up for: widow.<p>Now she's trying to help people who have experienced a loss around the grieving with her new book "Option B."<p>"Going through this ... it's the unimaginable. Those early days …

Sheryl Sandberg

Trump Tax Reform Save For Charities Is Illusory

In a bare bones tax reform outline issued today the White House says it intends to preserve the income tax deduction for giving to charity, so you’d think charities would be rejoicing. But it’s more complicated than that.<p>Yes, they’re applauding the fact that the outline preserves the charitable …

Tax Reform

Mom Donates Son's Body After He Dies. Then Family Starts Starts Researching the Company...

Image Credit: YouTube<p>Jacob “Hammer” Sandersfeld was 21 years old when he was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer. For months, his friends and family …