Category Archives: Nonprofit

Initiative Focuses on Investment in Public Spaces

Initiative Focuses on Investment in Public Spaces

Philanthropy has played a major role in reshaping public spaces across the country, ranging from parks to plazas. Expansions and improvements to these public spaces have had a positive impact on communities and larger cities, although historically not much work has been done to investigate its effects. However, a new initiative has been launched to… Continue Reading

6 Things to Think about When You Vet a Charitable Organization

6 Things to Think about When You Vet a Charitable Organization

Technology has made it easier than ever to support charitable organizations. However, while this ease of donation can encourage many more people to give, it can also lead to people donating without first doing the proper due diligence. Before supporting an organization, especially with a large donation, individuals should invest some time in vetting that… Continue Reading

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

This Tool Makes Philanthropists Think about Their Impact

This Tool Makes Philanthropists Think about Their Impact

One of the emerging trends in philanthropy is a push to hold donors more accountable for the impact that they make through their funding decisions. This trend was solidified by the introduction of Philamplify a few years ago. An initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), Philamplify provides critical feedback to select foundations… 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

7 Apps People Can Use to Give to Charity without Spending Money

7 Apps People Can Use to Give to Charity without Spending Money

For many people, the thought of donating to charity comes with some apprehension. Choosing the right charity can involve a lot of legwork, and finding the time for research can prove difficult. Some people might give more frequently if the process was simplified. Luckily, several charity-focused apps have made it much easier to support a… 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

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

What You Need to Know about Philanthropy Cloud

Recently, the nonprofit arm of Salesforce, which is known as Salesforce.org, joined forces with the United Way to create a fundamental change in corporate philanthropy. Many companies across the nation offer to match the donations that their employees make to charitable causes. Typically, the process involves employees filling out a form that identifies a recipient… Continue Reading