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For-Profit Philanthropy

For most people who have an inclination to become more involved in philanthropy, they immediately think of non-profit organizations that they can volunteer their time or donate money to. However, more recently, an entrepreneurial trend that is emerging is focusing on...

Familiar Faces in Philanthropy

When a member of Forbe’s 400 pledges to give most of his wealth away, a ripple effect occurs, prompting other members of the nation’s richest to follow suit. That is what happened when Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that he and his wife Priscilla Chan would be donating 99% of their total wealth to various charitable organizations in their lifetime.

Student-Run Philanthropy

Philanthropic events are lead by people of all ages and groups, from successful billionaire entrepreneurs, to non-profit organizations, to young girls selling $4 boxes of cookies. Many educational benefits pair with participating in philanthropic activities and events, especially for students. In many ways, student-run philanthropies are becoming very popular at all ages, from elementary and high school to higher educational institutes.

Where To Volunteer In Los Angeles

Generosity and gratitude are linked to being happier. One of the best ways to cultivate those things in your life is to spend time volunteering. Here are 3 volunteer opportunities in the Los Angeles area. One Incredible Family One Incredible Family is just...

How to Give Monthly

Monthly giving is a cornerstone for many charities. As much as they love one-time gifts, driving monthly giving is a goal for all non-profit institutions. Planned and recurring gifts help charities budget more effectively. With monthly gifts, non-profits can more...

4 Philanthropic Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To

Philanthropy was once generally the province of the wealthy elite that could afford to give or raise millions of dollars for charities. Today, however, philanthropic endeavors are becoming attractive to even people of the most modest means. In addition, philanthropy...

The Difference Between Sales and Fundraising

Fundraising and sales share a lot of similarities, especially when the sales are for-profit business-to-business accounts. Employees in both fields are expected to nurture long-term relationships and achieve certain benchmarks over the relationship lifespan. Both are...

Diversifying Your Philanthropic Portfolio

Diversify — it’s a term that speaks volumes when it comes to finance and investments, but have you ever thought about what it might mean to philanthropy? Believe it or not, there are several reasons why an individual donor might choose to diversify their charitable...

Implicit Biases in Philanthropy

Lately, the news has been riddled with mentions of implicit bias and its role in philanthropy. To industry veterans, the topic is unsurprising. It is one that has been tackled time and time again in an effort to correct any problems resulting from the phenomena. Those...

Top Philanthropy Books

To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter. ~ Aristotle When you have the ability to become a philanthropist, it...