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A Look at Corporate Social Responsibility

In the United States, corporate philanthropy has a long and proud history. It also has a bright future thanks to new developments and trends, especially corporate social responsibility (CSR). Beyond simply making large donations to worthy causes or encouraging...

Ways of Volunteering Wisely

One of the most common ways to support worthy causes is by sending financial donations so that money can go to where it makes the most difference. Generosity can also take the form of volunteering, where individuals might roll up their sleeves and do good work by...

Why You Should Consider Volunteering Abroad

If you’re looking for an experience of a lifetime, one that will impact you in tremendous ways, open your perspective to new things and new cultures, and open up a world of opportunities, then you should consider volunteering abroad. Helping Others Volunteering...

Why do People Give?

Americans donated a record-breaking $373 billion to charities in 2015. While this is certainly great news, it begs the question: what compelled people across the country to support philanthropic organizations and charities? Of course, many of the reasons are personal,...

New Trends in Philanthropy: Donor-Advised Funds

Philanthropy undergoes evolutions just like anything else. The causes people choose to support change over time, the demographics of who contributes change over time, and the ways people choose to give back change as well. One massive change in the world of...

The Business Benefits of Philanthropy

Companies are constantly on the lookout for any possible advantage that can help them to grow their business or attract new customers. If there’s a new technology that can that can help them to boost productivity or increase efficiency, for example, then companies...

The Philanthropy 50

Each year, philanthropy alters untold lives, molding the experience of both givers and receivers. Today’s philanthropists find comfort in knowing their gifts create tomorrow’s donations, enabling people in need to wrestle themselves from poor conditions and one...

Effective Philanthropy Habits

Some people may be skeptical of the notion that there are actually right ways and wrong ways to donate to charity. After all, how could any effort to assist those in need be wrong? The answer isn’t so much a matter of right or wrong; instead, effective philanthropic...

Choosing the Right Charity for You

There are so many philanthropic organizations in America–more than 1.5 million–that selecting one to support financially can be an overwhelming choice. Luckily for you, there are a number of tools you can use and questions you can ask to make sure that you...

Taking a Look at Philanthropy in 2017

Lately, countless conversations focus on how the year will unfold for the world of politics, but the world of philanthropy is poised for an equally significant year. Take a look at some of the trends that will shape philanthropy in 2017! DAFs Donor-Advised Funds...

How to Give More Than Money

For people who want to make a difference in the world but aren’t quite sure how to start, making a financial donation to a worthy organization seems like the way to go. After all, if you don’t have the resources or knowledge to take on complex issues like world hunger...

Reinventing Corporate Philanthropy

Whether the reputation is appropriate or not, corporate philanthropy has long been associated with big companies making tax-deductible donations to companies and then losing interest as soon as their pens leave the signing line. This is often a result of the...