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Stop Confusing CSR With Purpose

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:56:00 -0500

Corporate Social Responsibility is important ... but it's not to be confused with purpose.


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American Masters Shares "Memories" Of Bob Hope With Latest Film About Iconic Entertainer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:55:00 -0500

With Billy Crystal reading Bob Hope's writings and interviews with Conan O’Brien, Kermit the Frog, Tom Selleck, Brooke Shields and Dick Cavett, American Masters features the only performer to achieve success in every form of mass entertainment from vaudeville to movies to personal appearances.


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How Billionaires Are Pooling Assets For A Gates-Led Philanthropy Fund

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:48:00 -0500

Billionaire philanthropists Bill Gates, Jeff Skoll and others joined forces this week to launch Co-Impact, a philanthropic collaborative already committed to investing $500 million in global health, education and economic inequality.


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Five Signs That Your 'Trusted Advisor' Is Working Against Your Values

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:00:00 -0500

Are the lawyers, accountants, private bankers and family offices supporting the world's wealthiest families undermining their wishes to be more ethical?


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Meet The Mom And Economist Who's Fed 100,000 Children (And Counting)

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:26:00 -0500

Lori Mabardi was exposed to the problem of childhood hunger through her work as a research analyst in real estate. While feeding hungry kids was far from her job description, she knew she had to do something. So she started a program that has produced more than 100,000 meals for children.


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Haller Hackathon Is The Salt Of The Earth For Kenyan Farmers

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:42:00 -0500

A London hackathon with cloud company Amido plans to help Kenya farmers in sustained business by uploading the Haller app they rely on.


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Transact Or Transform: What Kind Of Giver Are You?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:57:00 -0500

What if we set out to create transformation in our communities instead of constantly feeding needs created by the status quo?


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Meet Helena: Convening Leaders To Solve Our Most Complex Problems

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:59:00 -0500

Helena brings together global leaders from across all fields, many of them under 25, to think and act (and inspire us to act too) on behalf of the collective good.


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This New International Modern Art Museum Is A First For Indonesia

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 03:03:00 -0500

The brainchild of businessman Haryanto Adikoesoemo, Jakarta's Museum MACAN is being billed as Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Immediately after its opening, Adikoesoemo explains his vision for the new institution.


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$6.2M Patek Philippe and 2 More Watches Comprise 4/5th of $10M Christies 'Only Watch 2017' Auction

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 11:49:00 -0500

Exactly 49 top watch brands and companies joined forces to raise more than $10 million at a charity auction, Only Watch 2017, in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. A Patek Philippe Watch took the top hammer price of 6.2 Million CHF. Find out which other brands were top lots.


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Memory Cafes Offer Connection In Dementia

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Located in libraries, houses of worship and community centers, memory cafes provide people with dementia and their caregivers a place to feel supported.


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Don't Just Thank A Veteran, Invest In One: 5 Ways To Support Military Entrepreneurs

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:10:00 -0500

Military veteran entrepreneurs tend to out-earn civilian entrepreneurs. But to get there, they have 2 specific needs. You and I can solve these needs. This Veterans Day, don't just thank a veteran, invest in one.


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Sabrina Ho: Harnessing A Passion For Fashion, Art And The Future

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:48:00 -0500

One of Asia’s rising young entrepreneurial stars is now the youngest partner in UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity.


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Daniel Kish On Blindness, Navigating Challenges, And Claiming Your Freedom

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:27:00 -0500

Can new responses to blindness help us all overcome fear of the dark unknown and face our challenges? We turned to Daniel Kish, founder of World Access For The Blind, for his perspective.


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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast. So What's For Lunch?

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 19:27:00 -0500

Culture and purpose are the business buzzwords of the year. But can you have one without the other and what effect do they have on an organisation's strategy?


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The Joys Of Volunteering With Your Grandchild

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:53:00 -0500

Volunteering with your grandchild can deliver benefits for you, for your grandson or granddaughter and for the nonprofit's beneficiaries.


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Impact Investing -- First Mover On Today And Tomorrow's Megatrends

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 11:57:00 -0500

Opportunities in many of our nation’s regulated and largest industries, such as energy, water, finance and infrastructure, are being overlooked. A rare mix of policy, finance and innovation insight is necessary to identify and execute those opportunities.


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Philanthropy Is Politics -- Don't Let Anyone Tell You Different

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 09:38:00 -0500

From Trump to Clinton, philanthropy and politics have never been far apart. It may be that they are closer than we all think...


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Meet The 2017 AARP Purpose Prize Winners

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 14:02:00 -0400

The five winners of the 2017 AARP Purpose Prize awards are doing inspiring work to make the world a better place. Here's a look at them.


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Billionaire Philanthropist And New York Giants Owner Joan Tisch Dies

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 19:11:00 -0400

The widow of Bob Tisch was the largest individual shareholder in insurance and hotel firm Loews, a noted patron of the arts, and mother of three children, including New York Giants Chairman Steve Tisch.


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Don't Have A #GivingTuesday Campaign Planned Yet? 5 Shortcuts To November 28

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 13:18:00 -0400

We all need reminders about how our charitable efforts translate into social impact; #GivingTuesday offers a global, viral platform that brings purpose into focus.


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This Free App Is Helping Women Tackle Domestic Violence In Iran And Worldwide

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:45:00 -0400

In response to the violence and legal limits that many women face, Toranj is putting the power and tools to create real social change into women's own hands.


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With A New Gift, Chinese Games Billionaire Takes Step To Treat Brain Diseases

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 02:00:00 -0400

The Shanda Interactive founder has shifted his focus from games to funding the research and treatment of a variety of brain diseases.


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The Charities That Raised The Most Money Last Year

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:52:00 -0400

Last year was a good one for the world of charity in the United States. Top nonprofit organizations raised more than $108 billion from private sources. These are the top 400, in terms of money raises, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.


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The Charities That Raised The Most Money In 2016The Charities That Raised The Most Money In 201610. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program9. Silicon Valley Community Foundation8. National Christian Foundation7. Salvation Army6. Schwab Charitable Fund*5. Feeding America4. The Task Force For Global Health3. Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund*2. United Way Worldwide*1. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund*

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:45:55 -0400

According to newly-released figures from The Chronicle of Philanthropy--a magazine that covers the world of nonprofits and charity--these are the organizations that raised the most money from private sources in 2016.

Private Support In 2016: $1,278,868,232

Percent Change From 2015: 6.1%

Category: Donor-advised funds

Headquartered: Pennsylvania

*Affiliated with a commercial entity

Private Support In 2016: $1,383,888,000

Percent Change From 2015: 12.3%

Category: Community Foundation

Headquartered: California

Private Support In 2016: $1,532,256,000

Percent Change From 2015: 6.3%

Category: Donor Advised Fund

Headquartered: Georgia

* Includes affiliates

Private Support In 2016: $1,882,744,000*

Percent Change From 2015: -1.1%

Category: Social Service

Headquartered: Virginia

*Figure includes cash donations to a capital campaign. Includes affiliates


Private Support In 2016: $1,922,695,881

Percent Change From 2015: -8.8

Category: Donor-advised fund

Headquartered: California

*Affiliated with a commercial entity

Private Support In 2016: $2,375,635,807*

Percent Change From 2015: 10.5%

Category: Social Service

Headquartered: Illinois

*Organization raised at least half of donations in products

Private Support In 2016: $3,155,468,284*

Percent Change From 2015: 91.8%

Category: International

Headquartered: Georgia

* Organization raised at least half of donations in products. Figure includes cash donations to a capital campaign. Includes affiliates.&[...]


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What Makes A Nonprofit Big Bettable?

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 08:49:00 -0400

What do donors look for when making a big bet? Upstream USA is a great example that other nonprofits can learn from.


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You Can Help California's Wine and Craft Beer Country Rebound From The Fires By Doing This

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:56:00 -0400

As the month closes on some of the worst wildfires in Northern California’s history, its famed wine growers and beer producers beg you to do just one thing: visit.


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