Philanthropy

Seven things you probably didn't know about Chinese philanthropy

Between 2010 and 2016, donations from the top 100 philanthropists in mainland China more than tripled to £3.6bn. What’s behind this rise in charitable giving?<p>1 <b>Philanthropy in China is poised for exponential expansion</b><p>China has a long tradition of philanthropy but it stagnated after the 1949 …

China

Toms Founder Blake Mycoskie Reveals His July Fourth Plans

Toms founder Blake Mycoskie is looking forward to family time during the Fourth of July. <i>Footwear News</i> caught up with the entrepreneur to talk about …

'There's compassion fatigue': why refugee charities face a funding shortfall

Giving to refugee charities tends to increase only after media coverage of tragic stories or political decisions. But as the crisis endures beyond the news cycle, fundraisers need to find other ways to retain donors<p>It was the photo of the death of three-year-old Syrian boy Alan Kurdi that brought a …

Refugees

#SeaHomeless: As housing prices soar, tech sector steps up efforts to ease homeless crisis

In 2017, tech businesses and leaders have stepped up as never before to help people who are homeless in the greater Seattle area.<p>Microsoft co-founder …

Housing

Kellogg Foundation gives $1.75 million to promote racial healing in Dallas | Philanthropy

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a $1.75 million grant Wednesday to the Communities Foundation of Texas in support of a racial healing effort …

Texas

Why the future belongs to social enterprise

Doing<p>pebbles make ripples<p>Georgina Wilson-Powell<p>28 June 2017<p>It’s time to talk purpose not profit. So called ‘conscious consumers’ and social …

Social Enterprise

As time passes, community foundations will help Grenfell Tower residents piece their lives together

We are bridges people can rely on for support, not only in the immediate aftermath of the fire but also long term to ensure their voices are heard<p>Listening to the words of the charity single released for the victims of the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, I have the answer to two questions I’ve …

8 Lesser-Known Indian NGOs Where You Can Volunteer to Make This World a Better Place

In our hectic daily lives, we often feel guilty about not doing enough for humanity and not giving it back to society. But usually these feelings are …

‘Shop for Grenfell’ to help turn donations into cash

28 June 2017<p><b>The British Red Cross is helping to turn excess clothes donated for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire into cash, by selling them in</b> …

British Red Cross

Social: Broadway Comes Out In Support for Lin-Manuel's #Ham4All Fundraising Contest

<b>Lin-Manuel Miranda is raising money for the Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition via Prizeo with this #Ham4All social challenge. You can be</b> …

Immigration

Kellogg Foundation funds Selma anti-racism efforts in $24 million national initiative

One of America's largest philanthropic foundations announced Wednesday that it will award about $24 million in grants to organizations in 13 cities …

Trump Administration

Meet The Winners Of The Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

The award honors the super wealthy who are giving away their money in interesting ways.<p>Andrew Carnegie is probably best known for being a 19th Century steel baron. But in 1901, he sold that business to J.P. Morgan for $480 million—the equivalent of about $310 billion today—to fund another kind of …

United States

Asia's 2017 Heroes Of Philanthropy

Each year since 2008, we’ve scoured the Asia-Pacific region for our list of top philanthropists. We look for men and women who made news with their altruism over the past year, and we also seek to spotlight people who have compiled a record of notable contributions over the years.<p>The members of …

Yao Ming

After A Horrible Tragedy, What Happens To The Millions In Donations?

A year after the Pulse shootings in Orlando, online fundraising efforts collected $31.7 million in donations. Then what?<p>A little more than a year ago, near closing time in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016, a 29-year-old gunman named Omar Mateen opened fire inside the Pulse …

What McMaster University learned from a record donation

When billionaire entrepreneur Michael DeGroote gave $105-million to McMaster University in 2003, the donation marked the largest single private gift to a Canadian university.<p>The record still stands.<p>The ground-breaking gift to McMaster’s School of Medicine, the first medical school in Canada to be …

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Practical Case Against Most Volunteer Work

Why is it that so many volunteer opportunities put volunteers into positions for which they’re not well-trained?<p>Think about the volunteer work you’ve …

Economics

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow targeted the poor for Christian group

Telemarketers asked for a "sacrificial gift" from the poor and unemployed.

Jay Sekulow

Why Congress should let everyone deduct charitable gifts from their taxes

The 30 percent of American taxpayers who itemize their returns are free to deduct every dollar they donate to an IRS-approved charity from up to half …

Retirement

Will Canada's Underfunded Small Charities Survive?

Last month I spoke at Israel's national nonprofit conference to over 300, mostly small, charities. In talking to them and learning about the …

Social Entrepreneurship

Pizza Hut celebrates giving 100 million pounds of food to charity | Philanthropy

<b>Pizza Hut</b> announced Monday that it has given more than 100 million pounds of excess food to the needy since its Harvest Program began 25 years …

Restaurants

Yankee Stadium Charity Is Called Into Question

In the summer of 2006, when the Yankees broke ground on a gleaming new stadium in the South Bronx, they offered an olive branch to a community furious that more than 25 acres of treasured public parkland had been seized for the project. The Yankees created a charity, called the New Yankee Stadium …

New York City

Investments in poor children save more lives per dollar spent, new UNICEF study says

Unless the world makes faster progress on reducing child mortality, by 2030 almost 70 million children will die before reaching their fifth</i> …

Sustainable Development Goals

Making money and doing good: Impact investing is catching on

Snap, crackle, pop!<p>Next time you hear the sound of Kellogg's (K) Rice Krispies in a bowl of milk, listen for echoes of a teacher quietly tapping away on a mobile device while assessing a student in real time.<p>The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Mission Driven Investment (MDI) arm in 2010 made a $5 million …

Impact Investing

How Blockchains Could Revolutionize International Aid

The technology is bringing transparency and traceability to money flowing to the developing world, making it easier for donors to make smart decisions, and easier for recipients to receive and manage their funds.<p>A year after completing a 156-mile, six-day race in the Sahara Desert for charity, …

Bitcoin

Innovative ideas to help leaders of nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations work more effectively

Nonprofits & NGOs Innovative ideas to help leaders of nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations work more effectively<p>By 17<p>How nonprofit leaders …

Nonprofits

Hertz Foundation: 60 years of finding and funding top scientists

The Hertz Foundation has developed a process that discovers the top emerging talent across many applied disciplines in engineering, physics, maths …

Surf trips with a side of doing good

Anyone who has traveled outside of the first-world bubble to score pristine warm-water surf in a third-world country has experienced the …

Travel

Why OraSure Technologies, Inc. Jumped Higher Today

A deal with the Gates Foundation should boost revenue.<p>What happened<p><b>OraSure Technologies</b> (NASDAQ:OSUR) surged 10.2% higher on Tuesday after announcing …

Stocks

How Trump Has Changed How We’re Giving To Charity

Democratic giving is up 50%, Republican giving is up 28%.<p>In terms of sheer cash contributions, the Trump presidency is turning out to be a boon for philanthropy. The average amount that Democrats intend to donate this year went up 50% during the president’s first 100 days in office. Among …

This charity is giving good-quality old hotel toiletries to homeless people

We all nick hotel toiletries.<p>It’s part of the reason you stay in a hotel rather than a hostel – so you want walk around in white slippers and gowns, …