Category Archives: Fundraiser

Will We Soon See an Increase in the Number of Charitable LLCs?

Will We Soon See an Increase in the Number of Charitable LLCs?

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative made waves when it became a for-profit limited liability company (LLC) despite its philanthropic focus. The LLC structure does not come with the tax benefits that a foundation provides, but it does offer much more flexibility and privacy, which equates to control. Some industry professionals think that this strategy may become… Continue Reading

5 of the Most Inspiring TED Talks on Charity, Philanthropy, and Giving

5 of the Most Inspiring TED Talks on Charity, Philanthropy, and Giving

If you want to stay up to date about trends in philanthropy and the philosophy behind giving, you have a number of different resources available to you, from charity blogs to podcasts. One of the oft-overlooked resources is the TED Talk. TED speakers come from all walks of life to deliver impassioned speeches on the… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Beyoncé’s Extensive Philanthropy

What You Need to Know about Beyoncé’s Extensive Philanthropy

When people think of prominent philanthropists, they may talk about John D. Rockefeller or perhaps Bill Gates as a more modern example. However, this view of philanthropy is far too narrow, especially when considering the intersection of pop culture and giving. Many leading pop culture figures have also emerged as major philanthropists. One of the… Continue Reading

Charitable Foundations Studying Social Data – What You Need to Know

Charitable Foundations Studying Social Data – What You Need to Know

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the social media giant Facebook, recently appeared before Congress to talk about Cambridge Analytica and its exploitation of social data on Facebook. While this event has raised a lot of anxiety about data security, it has also triggered philanthropists to focus more on data security. This focus has culminated in the… Continue Reading

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