philanthropy

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.

The Year Ahead in Philanthropy: 2017 Trends to Watch

Giving is on track for continued growth in 2017. Learn about the factors contributing to this growth and trends to watch over the…

Families Rise Out of Poverty With Financial Health Metrics

In an interview with Toni Johnson, Jennifer Tescher from the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) explains how better information can help families…

Little Bets Can Have Big Impact in Corporate Philanthropy

In his book "Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries," Charles Sims says these little bets -- experimental, iterative, trial-and-error approaches…

Small Cash Donations Can Pay Dividends for the Rural Poor

Modest cash transfers of $1,000 or less can have a huge impact on developing communities, providing a massive return on philanthropic investment.

Trump Foundation More of a Slush Fund Than a Charity

A closer look at the Trump Foundation reveals it operates less like a charity and more like legal fund.

Education in Liberia: A Case Study in Maximizing Your Philanthropic Investment

Liberian schoolchildren face a number of obstacles. NGOs on the ground are out to help -- and modest philanthropic investments can keep them…

Did We Make a Difference? Calculating the Social ROI on Philanthropic Dollars

Board members, shareholders, funders and the public want to know just how their philanthropic dollars are driving positive social change. The President of…

Study: A Small Cash Advance Can Prevent the Spiral of Homelessness

A study published in the journal Science proposes that municipalities and philanthropic agencies can prevent homelessness by offering a one-time cash infusion of…

A Three-Step Roadmap for Community Foundations to Become the Donor’s Choice

Annie Rhodes from MicroEdge + Blackbaud provides a three-step roadmap for community foundations looking to generate more donations.

In the Age of Terror, What About Impact?

Individuals have a greater power to create change than ever before in human history. Alas this holds true for negative change as well.…