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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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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 →

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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 →

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Coming Together in the Wake of Tragedy

  On August 12, 2016, Louisiana was devastated with flooding rains that were said have amounted to three times as much rainfall as the horror of Hurricane Katrina. The Red Cross labeled it, “the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy,” which occurred 4 years prior. Furthermore, in the wake of damage, some 20,000 individuals had to be rescued and, sadly,… Read more →