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Needed Not Needy: Why Changing The World's Perception Is Critical To How We Tackle Poverty

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:14:00 -0400

May each of us take a moment today, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, to recognize our shared humanity. May we pause to ask whether our actions are bringing dignity to others.


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Nine Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Community Engagement

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Community engagement is not only important for donor retention but for creating a strong support system.


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What Companies Can Do To Support Employees Confronting Illness

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:02:00 -0400

During my decade + work in corporate philanthropy, I’ve encountered the gold standard of care and compassion for employees. Sadly, I’ve also see the opposite.


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How The Giving Habits Of The Super Rich Are Changing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:30:00 -0400

The charitable tendencies of the super rich are changing in several ways, as is the state of philanthropy in American in general.


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Ed Sheeran, the National, Local Natives And More Come Together For Sofar And Amnesty

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:24:00 -0400

On September 20, Amnesty International And Sofar Sounds teamed up to bring a thousand bands, including Ed Sheeran, the National and more, to play 300 shows in people's homes around the globe for Amnesty. How did they pull this off?


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For India's Aamir Khan, It's More About Karma Than Box Office Or Fame

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 20:44:00 -0400

In both his social issue-focused films, and in his philanthropic work off camera, Aamir Khan stands as an influential example of the principle of karma in action.


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How Much Do America's 10 Richest People Give To Charity?How Much Do America's 10 Richest People Give To Charity?10. Jeff Bezos9. Charles Koch8. Larry Ellison7. Mark Zuckerberg6. David H. Koch5. Larry Page4. Sergey Brin3. Michael Bloomberg2. Bill Gates1. Warren Buffett

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:58:05 -0400

A recent analysis of the giving habits of America's wealthiest people by The Chronicle of Philanthropy sheds light on which are the most generous, based on the percentage of their money they have given away since 2000.

Percentage of wealth directed to charity:0.1 percent

Net worth:$67 billion

Total amount given personally since 2000:$68 million

Share of wealth directed to charity:1.5 percent

Net worth:$42 billion

Total amount given personally since 2000:$627 million

Share of wealth directed to charity:2.4 percent

Net worth:$49.3 billion

Total amount given personally since 2000:$1.2 billion

Share of wealth directed to charity:2.9 percent

Net worth:$55.5 billion

Total amount given personally since 2000:$1.6 billion

Share of wealth directed to charity:3 percent

Net worth:$42 billion

Total amountgiven personally since 2000:$1.2billion

Share of wealth directed to charity:4 percent

Net worth:$38.5 billion

Total amount given personally since 2000:$1.5 billion

Percentage of wealth directed to charity: 5.9 percent

Net worth: $37.5 billion

Total amount given personally since 2000:$2.2 billion

Percentage of wealth directed to charity:10.2 percent

Net worth:$45 billion

Total amount given personally since 2000:$4.6 billion

Share of wealth directed to charity:22.2 percent

Net worth:$81 billion

Total amount given personally since 2000:$18 billion

Share of wealth directed to charity:71.1 percent

Net worth:$65.5 billion

Total amount given personally since 2000:$46.6 billion


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Five Must-Read Articles On Puerto Rico's Uncertain Future

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Puerto Rico faces the impossible challenge of trying to repair billions of dollars worth of damage while also confronting a crippling debt crisis. In the days after Hurricane Maria first hit Puerto Rico I’ve been sharing articles about the extent of the damage and the long road ahead.


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Amid Its Own Hurricane Recovery, Bacardi Looks To Aid Puerto Rico's

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:16:00 -0400

With 89% of the island reportedly still lacking electricity, Donald Trump repeats his claim that Puerto Ricans should do more for themselves. Based near the capital for the last 80 years, Bacardi rum is trying to do its part.


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Driven By A Shared Purpose, These Two Women Partnered To Design Fashion For Good

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:20:00 -0400

Fashion designer Payal Singhal and nonprofit Desai Foundation president Megha Desai have teamed up to create a new collection with a purpose. All bags are made by rural Indian women in Desai's vocational skills training program, which aims to provide them with financial independence and dignity.


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Steve Aoki, Travis Barker And More Open Up On Fighting Addiction And Depression In Industry

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

After the tragic deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington earlier this year it's apparent the music industry still suffers in dealing with addiction. What can be done to improve things? Steve Aoki, Travis Barker, Anthony Green and more speak about how the industry can help artists in need.


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Postcards from Europe; Part 1: London

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 01:49:00 -0400

Remember when postcards were a way to keep in touch from the road? In the age of social media, here is the first of three 'postcards' from a European speaking tour. This one is from the UK with highlights of lectures and observations from several stops in London.


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These Organizations Are Working To Help Puerto Rico's Recovery Efforts

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 10:55:00 -0400

Puerto Rico was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria. These organizations working to help with hurricane relief efforts.


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Tencent Rally Adds Billions to Chairman's Philanthropy Pile, Highlights China Influence

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 05:22:00 -0400

Low-profile Internet industry leader Ma Huateng is the world's 15th richest man


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A Village Mother Pivots Her Failing Paper-Plate Business To Meet Customer Demand

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:43:00 -0400

A mother from a small village in India pivots her failing paper-plate business to meet the demands of her customers, and forever changes her family's destiny in the process.


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Leaders Seek To Inspire Young Geniuses

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 10:59:00 -0400

How can we find the next Einstein to save the world?


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China Businesswoman Receives Carnegie Philanthropy Medal In New York

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 05:53:00 -0400

India's No. 2 Richest Man Azim Premji also honored



American Express And Seahawks Host 'All For The 12s' Tailgate To Benefit Local YMCA, Homeless Youth

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

American Express added to its impressive array of Card Member events for Seattle Seahawks fans prior to the team's Sunday Night Football clash vs. the Colts. The annual "Hawks Island" event, held on a 200+ foot barge on Elliott Bay, was attended by several hundred Card Members and local businesses.


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How This Scrappy, Entrepreneurial Charity Is Making A Big Difference In Puerto Rico

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 21:42:00 -0400

How Project HOPE, a humanitarian organization now assisting in Puerto Rico, uses an entrepreneurial, bootstrapping approach to philanthropy to leverage each donated dollar through contributed supplies and professional services, and by teaming up with local onsite community support.


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Competitive Advantage -- How Innovation Is Shaping The 21st Century Company

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 10:19:00 -0400

Having employees who differ in thought processes, background, culture and beliefs is paramount to developing innovative ideas and to pushing the status quo. Retaining senior-level diverse employees is an ongoing challenge, and by promoting diverse talent and giving them access to a...


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Catholic Priest Gets Prison ForTax Evasion: Don't Lie To IRS

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 08:58:00 -0400

Trying to talk your way out of an IRS interview can be dangerous, as this Priest learned.


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Worker Passion: How A Culture Of Giving Back Inspires Something Better Than Engagement

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Employee engagement has a limited impact, versus the sustained increased performance improvement that comes from a worker who is passionate about what he does.


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Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones: You Can Work For A Corporation And Keep Your Humanity

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:12:00 -0400

These days most companies talk a big game about weaving social good into business. But how the many actually do it and do it well?


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The Hidden Threat To Successful Nonprofits

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:24:00 -0400

Too many nonprofits have shaky finances; donors who aspire to catalyze significant change in society need to pay attention.


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The World's Most Reputable Cities In 2017The World's Most Reputable Cities In 201712. Tokyo11. Amsterdam10. Toronto9. Milan8. Barcelona7. Melbourne6. London5. Vancouver4. Stockholm3. Vienna2. Copenhagen1. Sydney

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 10:15:52 -0400

According to an annual analysis conducted by The Reputation Institute, these are the most reputable cities on Earth, based on 23,000 ratings of effective government, appealing environment and advanced economy. Survey respondents - all from G8 countries - had been asked to rate 56 world cities. These are the ones that received the highest scores.

RepTrak Pulse Score: 78.3

RepTrak Pulse Score: 78.3

RepTrak Pulse Score: 78.6

Rank in 2016: 4th

RepTrak Pulse Score: 78.7

RepTrak Pulse Score: 79.0

RepTrak Pulse Score: 79.0

RepTrak Pulse Score: 79.2

RepTrak Pulse Score: 79.2

Rank in 2016: 9th

RepTrak Pulse Score: 79.6

Rank in 2016: 5th

RepTrak Pulse Score: 79.8

Rank in 2016: 2nd

RepTrak Pulse Score: 81.5

Rank in 2016: 10th

RepTrak Pulse Score: 82.3

Rank in 2016: 1st


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Employees Love Working from Home. But Are They Engaged?

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0400

The strong benefits of working from home seem to outweigh the obstacles, and Millennials are particularly attracted to flexible work arrangements. But how can you help remote employees feel that they’re a part of a team?


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The Doobie Brothers Revisit Classic 'Listen To The Music' For Music Education

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 14:14:00 -0400

Three members of the Doobie Brothers will join members of Little Feat and more in 'Playing For Change' this Tuesday night in L.A. In a show benefiting music education around the globe, the Doobies will also unveil a new globally themed video for the hit 'Listen To The Music.'


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Hotels Take On Child Sex Slavery

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:46:00 -0400

Nearly 21 million victims around the world – including in the United States – are currently trapped in modern day slavery. The travel and tourism industry is in a unique position to address the problem. A new report details what the hotel industry is doing to combat human trafficking.


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Recovery Leaders Find New Avenues Forward In Fight Against Addiction

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:56:00 -0400

As National Recovery Month comes to an end, national leaders identify top priorities to advance the recovery movement into a another year of action and life-saving work.


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