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How To Align Your Investments With Your Moral Compass

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:15:00 -0500

What if there was an investment philosophy which focused on companies that are “doing the right” thing? Just as important - can this philosophy provide a return over the long run?

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Want To Work Remotely And Travel The World? This Startup Will Help You

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500

You don't need to quit your job to travel the world. This digital nomad created a community that will help you work remotely.

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Billionaire Tom Steyer Talks About His Plan To Fight President Trump

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:31:00 -0500

Billionaire Tom Steyer joined The Forbes Interview podcast to talk politics, investing, and how he believes a big tax on fossil fuels will spur a green energy renaissance.

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School Children In Africa To Benefit From $1.75 Million USD For Road Safety

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:35:00 -0500

A child in Africa is twice as likely to die on the roads as a child in any other region and unlike their peers in wealthier areas, the vast majority of schoolchildren in urban Africa – over 80% in one study – walk to school. A nonprofit will receive more than $1.75 million USD to improve safety.

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KISS Guitarist Tommy Thayer Teams With Zenith Watches for Military Museum Fundraiser

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:07:00 -0500

Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer (and the entire Kiss band) made a surprise performance at last night's fundraiser for the Brigadier James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum. The ret. BG is Tommy Thayer's father. Kiss's Thayer and Eric Singer worked with Zenith on a commemorative watch collection.

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An Epiphany: How I Found The Inspiration To Take On Another Year Of Fundraising

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:56:00 -0500

There’s something strange about the non-profit space - many of us go into this industry because we want to ‘make a difference’ - and yet, we end up as fundraisers - something that can feel in direct conflict to the life you were looking to carve out for yourselves.

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Supermodel Natalia Vodianova's Annual Fundraising Fair Is Almost Here

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:55:00 -0500

The Fund Fair was launched by supermodel Natalia Vodianova three years ago and has already made over £1m for her charity, The Naked Heart Foundation, which supports disadvantaged families in her native Russia and beyond.

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A Revolutionary Study Puts App-Only Birth Control To The Test

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:50:00 -0500

A first-of-its-kind study will examine a free cycle-tracker for efficacy and overall performance with real women, and in real time.

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5 Ways To Make Giving Back A Priority In Your Professional Life

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:03:00 -0500

Millennials want to give back. Yet while many young people are highly motivated to engage in volunteer work, they find it challenging to find the time when working full-time corporate jobs. Arielle Patrick shares five tips for integrating philanthropy into your everyday life.

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The Key To Closing The Gender Diversity Gap

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:51:00 -0500

A key insight that is often overlooked is this: A position can be given, but leadership must be taken. Putting someone in a powerful position gives no guarantee that leadership will take place.

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Bill Gates: 'Melinda Is A Great Storyteller'

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:49:00 -0500

The 2017 Annual Gates Foundation Letter contains several important statistics, but it’s the story behind the statistics that make the letter a compelling read.

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Bill Gates Just Wrote A Valentine's Love Letter To Warren Buffett

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:35:00 -0500

Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter, outlining their philanthropic goals. This year, it's directed at Warren Buffett, who ten years ago made a historic $30 billion bequest.

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A 27-Year-Old Just Became The First Woman To Visit Every Country On Earth

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0500

This millennial just completed the journey of a lifetime, breaking a Guinness World Record by visiting every single one of the world's 196 sovereign nations.

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The Utah Jazz Sign Jersey Sponsor Deal With Qualtrics' Cancer Charity

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:30:00 -0500

The Utah Jazz are the fifth NBA to sign a jersey patch sponsorship deal. The three-year pact with Qualtrics is worth roughly $4 million a year and will showcase the software firm's cancer charity, 5 For The Fight.

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Harry Winston Supports amfaR And Kicks Off New York Fashion Week 2017

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:14:00 -0500

In its on-going effort to support amfaR's research, Harry Winston was the presenting sponsor for a celebrity gala fundraising event, the New York Gala 2017, which kicks off New York's fashion week. The brand also dressed a host of celebrities in its stunning diamonds.

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City Plays Grinch When Ellen DeGeneres Helps Single Mother

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:37:00 -0500

Woman who received over $50,000 mainly for her kids education on Ellen Degeneres Show pleaded no contest to first degree misdemeanor for not paying city income tax. Appeals court ruled she had ineffective assistance and will get a new trial.

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Male Birth Control Could Finally Take Shape As A Gel

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:04:00 -0500

A new method may bring men one step closer to stopping unplanned reproduction in its tracts.

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The 50 Americans Who Gave Away The Most Money In 2016

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 16:10:00 -0500

As part of its annual assessment of charitable donations in the U.S., The Chronicle of Philanthropy has released is list of the 50 Americans who gave away the most money on 2016.

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10 Americans Who Gave Away The Most Money In 2016The 10 Americans Who Gave Away The Most Money In 201610. Kenyon Gillespie9. Bill & Melinda Gates8. Pierre and Pam Omidyar7. Charles Munger6. Larry Ellison5. John and Laura Arnold4. Paul Allen3. Howard and Lottie Marcus2. Michael Bloomberg1. Phil and Penny Knight

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 16:10:00 -0500

According to an annual report on giving by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, these 10 American individuals and couples gave away the most money in 2016.

Total Giving: $108 Million

Largest Gift: $54 Million (Stamford Hospital Foundation)

Source of Wealth: Family Wealth; Investments

Total Giving: $141.4 Million

Largest Gift: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Source of Wealth: Technology, Microsoft

Total Giving: $173 Million

Largest Gift: Omidyar Network, Humanity United, Democracy Fund, and HopeLab.

Source of Wealth: Technology

Total Giving: $200 Million

Largest Gift: University of California at Santa Barbara

Source of Wealth: Investments, Berkshire Hathaway

Total Giving: $271,425,000

Largest Gift: University of Southern California ($200 million)

Source of Wealth: Technology, Oracle

Total Giving: $284 Million

Largest Gift: Laura and John Arnold Foundation ($183 million)

Source of Wealth: Finance

Total Giving: $295 Million

Largest Gift: Arts and culture, brain and cell science, climate change and ocean health, global health, Pacific Northwest groups, and wildlife conservation

Source of Wealth: Technology, Microsoft

Total Giving: $400 Million (bequest)

Largest Gift: American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Source of Wealth: Investments

Total Giving: $600.1 Million

Largest Gift: Arts, education, environment, public-health groups, and programs aimed at improving city governments around the world.

Source of Wealth: Media and entertainment

Total Giving: $900 Million

Largest Gift: University of Oregon ($500 Million)

Source of Wealth: Manufacturing, Nike

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Van Jones, Jaden Smith Set To Speak At First-Ever Environmental Media Association Impact Summit

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 13:54:00 -0500

The Environmental Media Association (EMA) will host its first-ever annual EMA IMPACT Summit in Los Angeles on March 23-24. Entertainment figures, investors, philanthropic leaders and entrepreneurs will collaborate on ways to create positive changes that will impact the future of our planet.

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Helping Others Conquer The Mountain

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 06:39:00 -0500

Inspired by becoming an adaptive ski coach this season, the author shares his reflections on the experience of helping individuals with disabilities conquer the mountain - and how important it is to remember patient-centricity as we work towards making new therapies.

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The 'Hygge' Of The Happiest Employees

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:18:00 -0500

Is there any connection between cashmere socks and the 50 companies that Glassdoor recently rated the best places to work, based on employee reviews?

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Obama Donated Over $1 Million To Charity As President. Here's Where The Money Went

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Filings for the Donald J. Trump Foundation reveal that he gave $0 to his own charitable foundation from 2009 to 2014, the most recent year on record.

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President Trump Exaggerates Limits On Clergy Speech At Prayer Breakfast

Sun, 5 Feb 2017 14:53:00 -0500

President Trump's promise to "destroy the Johnson" amendment to allow representatives of faith to speak freely may be another instance of what he calls "truthful hyperbole".

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Five Signs A Recruiter Is Looking For Bargain-Priced Talent

Sat, 4 Feb 2017 18:01:00 -0500

Inez was pretty surprised when two different recruiters reached out to her with opportunities for two very low-paying jobs, relative to market salaries in Inez's field. Is this typical, or not? What should Inez do?

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Meet The Makers Of A Clothing Brand That Mobilizes Millennials To Fight Cancer

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 13:30:00 -0500

Love Your Melon is a fashion brand startup that has successfully mobilized millennials as customers, volunteers, supporters, and promoters of the business. They've reached wild success by knowing how to engage young adults through social media, campus outreach, and celebrity programs.

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This Innovative Charity Crowdfunding Event Turns Your Donations Into 'Dragon's Den'

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 05:33:00 -0500

Entrepreneurship is alive and well across Asia, and now there is a new model that is bringing together founders of ambitious charities with generous donors to help get them off the ground. It's called 10x10, it's very focused, and it's growing around Asia and the world.

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Museum At The Birthplace Of Vaccination Needs Booster Dose Of Funds To Stay Open

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:52:00 -0500

Trustees have begun a fundraising appeal to keep open the museum where vaccination began.

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Resourcefulness Helps Woman Transform Her Village's Trash To Treasure

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:11:00 -0500

Monica barely was barely getting by, cleaning the local church in her village in rural India. When she attended a seminar on entrepreneurship, she became inspired to see new possibilities in the world around her.

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Three Surprising Takeaways From Becoming Warren Buffett

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:47:00 -0500

Becoming Warren Buffett, the moving HBO documentary that aired last night chronicling the life, career and philanthropy of the world's greatest investor, showed how a billionaire can be: kind, compassionate, thoughtful and generous to an unprecedented degree.

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