Category Archives: Fundraiser

Can Money from Opioid Sales Solve the Opioid Crisis?

Can Money from Opioid Sales Solve the Opioid Crisis?

The opioid epidemic in the United States continues to reach new heights with very few funders stepping forward to address the issue. For years, opioids have led to overwhelming numbers of deaths, crimes, and ruined lives. Last year, the US Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency because of the epidemic… Continue Reading

Two Donation Cancelation Lawsuits You Need to Know About

Two Donation Cancelation Lawsuits You Need to Know About

Amidst landmark amounts of philanthropic giving, donors are making the recipients of their giving more accountable for how they use the money. Recently, two donors revoked a major gift that they had made to an academic institution in what has become cautionary tale for both donors and recipients of charitable donations. This case has raised… Continue Reading

6 Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy for Employees You Need to Know

6 Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy for Employees You Need to Know

When people think of corporate philanthropy, they often think of big names like JPMorgan Chase, but even small business can and should get involved with charitable giving. Philanthropy does not mean donating millions of dollars. Much lesser amounts can be meaningful to local community organizations, as can simple donations of time or skills. Furthermore, giving… Continue Reading

The Growing and Changing Role of Women in American Philanthropy

The Growing and Changing Role of Women in American Philanthropy

Women continue to play a significant role in the world of philanthropy. Recently, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy released a study that examined the mindset driving donations from some of the world’s leading female philanthropists. The study examined previous research and included interviews with 23 women… Continue Reading

7 Surprising Philanthropy Trends to Watch for in 2018

7 Surprising Philanthropy Trends to Watch for in 2018

The field of philanthropy has changed a great deal over the past couple of decades. Whereas major foundations once dominated giving, individuals are now making bigger contributions, due in part to the increasing number of billionaires in the early 2000s. Most recently, things have begun to change at an exponential rate, with many social issues… Continue Reading

5 of the Most Common Perceived Boundaries to Charitable Giving

5 of the Most Common Perceived Boundaries to Charitable Giving

People may have a number of reasons why they choose not to donate to charity. While this is a personal choice that each person has to make, many of the barriers to giving that people perceive are not actually insurmountable, and some of them result from simple misconceptions. In reality, everyone can make a difference… Continue Reading

Major Philanthropists Team Up to Form New Fund

In November, leading philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda joined Jeff Skoll to announce the creation of Co-Impact, a philanthropic venture. The collaborative will pool the resources of many philanthropists to make a concerted impact in developing parts of the world. To start, Co-Impact will invest $500 million in initiatives that focus on improving… Continue Reading

5 Ways That Entrepreneurs Can Increase Philanthropic Giving

In September, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a report on growing concerns that the world could backslide on gains in the international development arena. The United Nations created a set of 17 goals for improving the quality of life that philanthropists have been working toward with the aim of achieving as many of… Continue Reading

5 Important Lessons You Can Learn from Strategic Philanthropy

5 Important Lessons You Can Learn from Strategic Philanthropy

Donors who want to make the greatest possible impact often turn to strategic philanthropy, an approach to giving that has become increasingly complex in recent years. Strategic philanthropy, which involves a great deal of research and planning, can have a measurable impact on communities around the world. Often, strategic philanthropy is individualized. After all, this… Continue Reading