HOW TO GIVE- Reviving Education

How to Give: Reviving Education

For the final installment of my 3 part series entitled, “How to Give,” in which I take a look at 6 nonprofits around the country that are fighting some of the most serious epidemics in our country and beyond, I’ve decided to focus on the topic of education. The United States is incredibly fortunate to have a great amount of… Read more →

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How to Give: Ending Homelessness

Continuing my series on giving back to those in need, I’ll be focusing on the crippling epidemic of homelessness. This tragic circumstance affects millions around the world, including a staggering number within the United States. Below are 6 incredible charities and organizations that work towards ending homelessness here at home. I encourage you to take a deeper look at their… Read more →

Philanthropic Trends: Gifting Giving

Philanthropic Trends: Gifting Giving

Donations and traditional fundraising can sometimes fall short if presented in the wrong ways. Unfortunately, since giving to charities is a growing practice, charities and nonprofits have had to look for creative ways to reach new and repeat audiences. A new trend that has swept the millennial generation is to gift philanthropy. There are many ways in which you can… Read more →

How to Give: Ending Hunger

How to Give: Ending Hunger

There is a stunning epidemic that has plagued people across the world of all races, ages, and genders for decades. This tragic problem has seen great strides of improvement over the years, but great improvement is a statistic difficult to pin down as a win when there are still so many that suffer. This global issue is hunger, and the… Read more →

The Biggest Collegiate Fundraisers in America

The Biggest Collegiate Fundraisers in America

It’s important to start getting into the philanthropic spirit early in life, to ensure a life full of giving and caring for others. Thanks to the thousands of charities within the United States alone, getting involved in philanthropic efforts at a young age is becoming increasingly easier. But of all the fundraising and charitable avenues to follow, few are more… Read more →

Pepper Rutland introduces 10 charitable apps that users should download now.

Top Charitable Apps to Download Now

Charitable donations are starting to become a staple in the budgets of millions of Americans. With so many charities, both local and global, to choose from, it can be hard to take the time to decide which charities to give to. Thanks to growing technology, there are a plethora of apps that can make donating as easy as clicking a… Read more →

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Women’s History Spotlight: 8 Top Women in Philanthropy

In 2016, the web magazine Inside Philanthropy listed its 50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy in an article by Kiersten Marek and the magazines’s founder and editor, David Callahan. The women weren’t ranked, but they were categorized as Mega-Donors, Foundation Leaders, Corporate Funders, and The Catalysts. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are eight influential women, two prominent… Read more →

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5 Ways to Start Your Own Giving Circle

One of the most rewarding things to do is to give back to your community and world. According to Charitynavigator.org, Americans donated at least $373.25 in 2015—and the trend is increasing. Many people find causes that are close to them and contribute to them monthly or annually. While some supporters are lone givers, there are more who belong to a… Read more →

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5 Reasons Why Alumni Giving is Important

A previously attended college or university is commonly referred to as an alma mater, which is latin for nourishing mother. When you think about the ways in which our college experience, the education we receive and connections we make, shape us, there is no more fitting description. College is the beginning of a new life, a place where, as a… Read more →