By Pepper Rutland

How To Choose A Charity

So, you want to make an impact on your community – that’s excellent news! You may be feeling stuck and unsure of how exactly to make an impactful donation. It’s quite common to have some questions about which charity is right for you. And with so many charities to choose from, it can be an even more difficult decision. There… Read more →

Pepper Rutland Louisiana CHarity Events in Spring 2018

Louisiana Charity Events in Spring 2018

Spring is an exciting time not only for local charities in the Baton Rouge area, but for groups throughout Louisiana. From cocktail events, to family fun outings, to 5Ks and bike rides and more, there are events taking place this spring to raise funds and awareness for many worthy causes that have direct impacts on the community at large.  … Read more →

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 →