philanthropy

These Companies Step Up After Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico

Many citizens have been frustrated by the perceived lack of response to Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, there are companies that…

Have a Corporate Cause? 3 Strategies for Teaming Up With Teachers

Companies that partner with teachers do more than create company advocates. They give students a lesson in humanity, take weight off teachers’ shoulders,…

Apple’s Tim Cook Steps Into the Limelight, Urging Companies to Lead on ‘Moral Responsibility’

Tim Cook has nudged Apple to become a more active corporate citizen when it comes to the environment and social responsibility, and has…

How to Build a Business Model on Altruism

Many companies give back to charity, but only after they’re profitable. Here's how to build charitable contributions into your model.

Microgrants Make Big Impacts for Local Communities

Grant-making programs let companies and foundations reach out to their communities and make a difference. But creating a resilient grant program takes work.…

Like Trump, Tom Brady’s Charity Funded by Others

Tom Brady has cultivated a reputation as a philanthropist; the problem, however, is that his foundation is reportedly writing checks to his favorite…

Empower Volunteer Ambassadors to Fuel Your Community’s Sustainability Outreach

Ambassadorships are a great way to structure volunteer programs so people don't get burned out on community obligations.

Aetna Foundation Leverages Philanthropic Investment to Build Healthier Communities

What's the secret to improving public health at the local level? We speak with Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation, to…

Ford Foundation Commits $1 Billion to the Social Enterprise Revolution

The Ford Foundation will invest as much as $1 billion out of its $12 billion endowment to accelerate mission-related investing over the next…

Google Gives $11.5 Million to Reform the Criminal Justice System

“Mass incarceration is a huge issue in the United States, and a major area of focus for our grants,” said Justin Steele, principal…

Is GDP Inextricably Linked With Corporate Giving?

Studies show that gross domestic product (GDP) has a direct influence on the state of philanthropy in the United States, but are the…

100 Years of Encouraging Philanthropy

The charitable tax deduction for individuals has catalyzed personal philanthropy for over 100 years. Sally J. Ehrenfried of Blackbaud takes a closer look.

With Famine On the Horizon, U.N. Aims to Fund Yemen

The United Nations and its partners are seeking $12.1 billion to mitigate the hunger and malnutrition in Yemen amidst one of the worst…

Playing Games with Social Good: The Next Big Thing in Philanthropy

What do games and giving have in common? As it turns out, a whole lot.

13 Startups That Are Giving Back to the Community

These 13 startups are exceeding expectations, all while giving back to the community in the form of charitable and social work.