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Raymond Sackler, one of the brothers who introduced OxyContin, dies at the age of 97

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:22:00 -0400

Raymond Sackler, the only living brother out of the three who introduced the controversial painkiller OxyContin in the mid 90s has died. The Sackler family was the 19th wealthiest family in the country last year according to FORBES, worth roughly $13 billion.


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UNICEF USAVoice: As Cholera Sweeps Across Yemen, UNICEF Must Race To Save Children At Risk

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:00 -0400

Cholera is preventable and treatable — yet 7,000 new cases are being reported in Yemen every day. UNICEF and its partners are working to contain the deadly outbreak — and get treatment to children who are dangerously dehydrated, before it's too late.


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On Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island, Bitfury Hosts Third Annual Blockchain Summit

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Fifty leaders in business, government, the arts, non-governmental organizations and academia gather from around the globe to apply blockchain technology to social good.


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UNICEF USAVoice: Beyoncé's #BeyGood4Burundi And UNICEF Join Forces For Women & Children In Burundi

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:13:00 -0400

UNICEF and #BEYGOOD4BURUNDI have joined forces to bring safe water to thousands of women and children in Burundi, empowering them to transform their lives.


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GoFundMe's 'Make London Better' Competition Is A Reminder Of When To Apply Technology

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0400

GoFundMe has launched a challenge to Londoners - 'Make London Better'. It's a bold project and one that can teach businesses a lot about their use of technology to solve problems.


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Billionaire Stephen Ross And The Ten For One Charitable Deduction

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:44:00 -0400

Billionaire Stephen Ross claimed charitable deduction more than ten times the amount actually realized by University of Michigan.


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The Rise And Rise Of Celebrity Philanthropy

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:32:00 -0400

Although celebrity philanthropy is not new, many indications show it is becoming increasingly normative. This trend will likely escalate in the near future.



UNICEF USAVoice: "When You Have An Education, Nobody Can Take It Away From You"

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:17:00 -0400

UNICEF 's newest — and youngest — Goodwill Ambassador, Syrian education activist Muzoon Almellehan, has an important message for refugee girls everywhere: Stay in school.


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Billionaire Miami Dolphins Owner Gets Shut Out At Tax Court

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:44:00 -0400

Stephen Ross tried to take a charitable deduction for more than 10 times the amount the University of Michigan actually received.


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A "Message in a Bottle" From Italy: Talking Prisons, Wine & Justice with Lamberto Frescobaldi

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:26:00 -0400

A conversation with celebrated winemaker Lamberto Frescobaldi about his pioneering social justice project on the Italian island of Gorgona, in Tuscany.


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Putting Business To Work On The Refugee Crisis: Welcome To Amsterdam's Refugee Hotel

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:00:00 -0400

Governments around the world are struggling to settle millions of refugees. One Amsterdam business leader is putting them to work running a hotel.


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The Science Of Giving Back: How Having A Purpose Is Good For Body And Brain

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:33:00 -0400

Studies show that ancient wisdom was right: Having a purpose outside yourself is deeply therapeutic.


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How To Choose The Right Philanthropic Advisor

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:56:00 -0400

A philanthropic advisor with the right characteristics can make giving away wealth just as effective as investing it.


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Herb Alpert Awards Reward Risk-Taking Mid-Career Artists

Sun, 9 Jul 2017 18:48:00 -0400

$75,000 Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts winners presented in Santa Monica with Herb Alpert in attendance.


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Is There A Place For Your Heart And Your Head In Business?

Sun, 9 Jul 2017 08:41:00 -0400

How can you live your life and save the world at the same time? Have you heard about conscious capitalism?


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Billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya's Chobani To Spend $5 Million To Train, Assist Young Turkish Entrepreneurs

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 14:53:00 -0400

The Turkish-born CEO of the New York-based yogurt empire set up a program to educate the next generation of Turkish entrepreneurs, many of whom aspire to turn their local startups into global brands.


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IRS Rejects Minister Tax Write-Offs For Lack Of Profit Motive

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 08:59:00 -0400

Even ministers have to pay taxes, although they do get a few special tax breaks. But when it comes to business expenses and record-keeping, they can be in the same boat as other taxpayers.


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When Sport Shapes Global Culture: What One U.S. Soccer Team Learned In South Africa

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 12:52:00 -0400

Last month I saw a different type of learning firsthand when I joined Franklin & Marshall College’s women’s and men’s soccer programs for a two-week trip to South Africa--an experience that enhanced the education of the players, leading them to ask deeper questions of themselves and the sport.


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The U.K.'s Ten Most Generous Celebs: From Sir Elton John To Wayne Rooney

Sun, 2 Jul 2017 07:34:00 -0400

The UK's ten most generous celebs come from football, cooking, music and literature but should we be celebrating the super-rich when they are still making more than they give and is celebrity engagement in social change a missed opportunity?


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How Grantmakers Unwittingly Make Life Harder For Nonprofits

Sat, 1 Jul 2017 07:38:00 -0400

Too often, a philanthropist’s work and effectiveness, while generous in spirit, is confounded by the requirements and processes that the funder adopts — requirements and processes that make their nonprofit partners tear out their hair. Learn six of the most common examples.


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In Its First Three Years Stateside, Red Nose Day Raises Over $98M To Help End Child Poverty

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:05:00 -0400

America has raised over $98 million since 2015 to help end child poverty with the Red Nose Day campaign. Comic Relief, the UK-based non-profit behind the fundraising extravaganza, has raised over $1 billion globally since the campaign’s 1988 founding in the UK by writer-director Richard Curtis.


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Former Dutch Floating Prison Becomes A Boutique London Hotel In 2017

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:22:00 -0400

Combining "doing good with doing business" is the motto of this chic new London hotel on the banks of the river Thames which offers training to longterm unemployed locals, boosts the economy by buying local and donates profits to an educational charity in Guatemala.


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Etiquette In Entrepreneurship: When Startups Call Nonprofits For Help

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:46:00 -0400

Apparently this happens all the time. Newcos think nothing of calling for advice or input or for background or to bounce ideas or whatever. They extract whatever benefit they can, then pat the nonprofit on the head and hang up.


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Eric Trump Foundation Told Donors Money Went To Kids With Cancer, Then Gave To Different Causes

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:18:00 -0400

From 2011 to 2015, the Eric Trump Foundation doled out over $500,000 to about 40 charities other than St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, while assuring donors on its website that all gifts supported St. Jude.


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Three Ways To Mature Your Company's CSR Outlook

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Leaders need to employees in the decision-making process if they want to enforce corporate social responsibility.


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Seattle Mariners Owning Social Media And Not Just Sticking To Baseball

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:38:00 -0400

The Seattle Mariners had the perfect responses for fans criticizing the team's Pride Night celebration. In the Leadership Locker Room, the seemingly unlikely pairing of Deion Sanders and the Koch network and some Miami Hurricanes football players say "ohm" in a meditation study.


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Brookings Institution Takes On Biggest Charitable Tax Break Used By President Trump

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:49:00 -0400

Brookings Institution report highlights abuse of deductions for conservation easements. More than half of the dollar value of President Trumps disclosed charitable contribution were for conservation easements.


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