Philanthropy

George Michael was a private philanthropist - like the rest of us

Much has been made of the singer’s secret donations, but people on lower incomes give proportionately more than wealthy donors without any fanfare<p>Last year was notable for a distressing spate of celebrity deaths from the worlds of music, film, sport and more. But George Michael’s premature death on …

George Michael

Challenges Of Becoming A Do-Gooder Brand

by , Columnist,<p>A number of recent studies state that Millennials are more concerned about issues related to the environment, sustainability, and …

Advertising Industry

LetzChange Raises Over Rs 1 Cr Through Its Online Fundraising Competition, ‘Giving Premier League’

Education, specifically child education emerged as the most popular donor cause, securing 70% or Rs. 70,05,612 of the total donations

Uttar Pradesh

Kids 'N Community Foundation Donates $560,000

Along with Thursday's in-game celebration, fans will have the opportunity to donate to the Foundation by texting the code CANESKIDS to 243725, from …

North Carolina

The Problem With Modern Philanthropy

A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.<p>In 2011, Michael Bloomberg gave the Sierra Club $50 million, the biggest donation in the club’s history, to expand the organization’s Beyond Coal initiative, which sought to shut down …

Social Justice

When Israel Politics Gets In The Way Of Jewish Charitable Giving

NEW YORK (JTA) — Lisa Greer didn’t think twice when she used her cellphone to donate to IfNotNow, a Jewish organization that protests Israel’s West …

Anti-Semitism

Del Mar couple quietly lift lives of at-risk youths

Chris and Pat Weil are what she likes to call “under the radar” philanthropists. The Del Mar couple’s names don’t adorn any high-profile buildings …

Education

Donate To Charity And Win A Birthday Lunch Date With Nathan Fillion!

Actor and geek fan favorite Nathan Fillion has launched a charity campaign to give you the chance to become one of those fortunate few to have a …

Geek

Democracy Fund, First Look Media Give $12M To News Organizations

by<p>To support “an independent, robust free press,” First Look Media and Democracy Fund are giving more than $12 million in new grants to news …

Journalism

Gordon and Betty Moore donate $50 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford on Tuesday announced it has received a $50 million gift from philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore to …

Health Care

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces 18 Years of Open Source Leadership

Each day, programmers, solutions architects, individual users, educators, researchers, corporations, governments, enthusiasts, and others select …

Hadoop

Stop the Meals on Wheels funding freakout

Americans are already jumping in to help people struggling with hard times.<p>Here’s the truth the Meals on Wheels funding freakout missed: We don’t need the government to help each other.<p>When President Trump announced his budget this month, there was an uproar over the proposal to end the $3 billion …

Text Messaging and Cause Marketing: 5 Things Your Nonprofit Must Know

Nonprofit organizations are always looking for new ways to improve their cause marketing, but due to a number of factors, it isn’t always possible to …

Sustainable Business

An adventurer’s world-first to support children’s welfare

<i>On 6 December 2016, South African big-wave surfer Chris Bertish left the Agadir Marina in Morocco and set off for Antigua – a journey of 6,517</i> …

Privatising prisons won't stop reoffending. Charities will

The justice secretary is locking out charities that put rehabilitation at the heart of prisons and probation. Her pay-by-results contracts are stifling good work<p>Last Monday, the prison and courts bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons. Under the proposed reforms, prisons will have a …

Can Chinese Philanthropists Learn From The Rockefeller Legacy?

Last week, David Rockefeller, perhaps the most influential philanthropist in his generation, passed away. Rockefeller’s influence has been felt across the world — from the corridors of governments both foreign and domestic, to the art museums and universities he and his family have funded, and the …

China

Local aid agencies: still waiting for a bigger share of the funding cake

Donors and UN agencies who agreed to provide at least one quarter of humanitarian aid funding "as directly as possible" to local NGOs are struggling …

Why Ramping Up Your Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy May Be Right for Your Business

Few business buzz phrases are as prominent at the moment as corporate social responsibility (CSR), and for good reason. Companies that thoughtfully …

Governance

Beyond Bake Sales: How Small Nonprofit Museums Stay Afloat

By BrokenSphere (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons. Cropped for space.<p>March 27, 2017; Roanoke Times<p>How are small museums and …

Nonprofits

The Complete Guide to Volunteering in Peru

Volunteering in Peru can be life-changing. It takes a lot to explore this planet and to volunteer one’s time and skills during the process. Truly, …

South America

Volunteers raise 25k for Brother Benno's

The Brother Benno Auxiliary recently donated $25,000 to fund charitable activities at the Brother Benno Center in Oceanside this year.<p>Now in its 21st …

San Diego

Here's who would feel the cuts in Alaska if the NEA was axed

Anchorage arts leaders say the Trump administration's proposed end of the National Endowment for the Arts could pose a threat to community outreach …

Photos: Leslie Alexander Announces Recipients of $4 Million Charity Donation

<b>HOUSTON</b> – Back in December, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander announced his plan to select a group of charitable organizations in the Houston …

Poverty

Top Organizations Disclosing Donations to American Action Network, 2016

Top Donors, 2016 Cycle<p><b>This outside spending group (including any affiliates listed) does NOT disclose its donors to the FEC or to the public. Those</b> …

Lyft is making it really easy to donate to charity while you get a ride

Just in case you needed another reason to skip public transit, Lyft has come out with a new feature that will make your heart smile. Not only is the …

Uber

Lords report: Charities react to the recommendations

After almost a year of looking at the challenges facing the voluntary sector, the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities published a …

Government

Helping Veterans is No Game for Charitable Stack-Up

Charity wants to 'empower veterans with gaming' and help ease anxiety disorders.

Why does someone give millions of dollars to a scientific cause?

What motivates people to give large sums of money for a cause that might not directly enrich them? That’s a perennial question in the field of …

San Diego

Business sense, brother's death inspire Malin Burnham's financial generosity

<b>MALIN BURNHAM, 89, Point Loma</b><p>No lofty goals of saving humanity, but good, solid business sense prompted Malin Burnham to start giving money to …

San Diego

Lifelong ethic of giving for Irwin and Joan Jacobs

<b>Joan and Irwin Jacobs, 83 and 84, La Jolla</b><p>With a fortune largely earned from Irwin Jacobs’ leadership of telecommunications and chip-making giant …

San Diego