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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 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 →

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How to Make Sense of Corporate Giving

Giving back is at the root of what connects us as members of society; we have an obligation to help one another. Hence, now more than ever, businesses are beginning to see their role in creating change as integral to business rather than separate from it, leading to culture of giving at every level of organization. Establishing a culture of… Read more →

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2017 Will Set Another Record for Philanthropic Giving & Other Charitable Trends To Expect This Year

2015 marked a record year for charitable donations. Like the year prior, Americans reached deeper and found more reasons to give to a wide range of causes. What’s more, nearly three-quarters of donations were from individual donors: a sign of an increasing belief in personal responsibility to make the changes we seek. Early predictions of last year’s donations show a… Read more →


Helping The Homeless This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s all about giving. Traditionally, we buy gifts for our family and friends. Likewise, many people, especially during this time of year, extend that spirit of giving to those who are less fortunate. If you are considering the latter and want to make an impact through donations or other assistance, remember… Read more →


Building A Culture of Corporate Giving

Leaders of companies around the world use philanthropy as a way to give back to the communities in which they work, some even sponsor ventures abroad. Ideally, the result of such is that the people are enhanced by and effectively part of the company. Likewise, employees of companies with more charitable involvement tend to be happier with high morale and… Read more →