philanthropy

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 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.

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…