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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Honors Late Husband With $100 Million Donation To Charity

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:13:00 -0500

She gifted Facebook shares to a donor-advised fund named after her late husband, Dave Goldberg.

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Mozilla, With Revenue Up 28%, Maps An Ambitious Agenda

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0500

The Mozilla Foundation, buoyed by a 28% increase in revenue, is mapping out ambitious plans in its efforts to promote the "open Internet."

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Do We Even Know What Employee Engagement Is?

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0500

Source: Adobe Stock High employee engagement is a goal shared by most company leaders, as it’s widely viewed as an indicator of a healthy corporate culture that many believe breeds higher levels of productivity, retention and recruitment. Deloitte reports that 87% of executives rate culture and employee engagement as their biggest [...]

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Moving From Your 'Moment Of Reinvention' To 'Your Moonshot Goal'

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:59:00 -0500

Christine Garde with Gumbane Village Leader in Mozambique, Summer 2016 (Courtesy Christine Garde) In 2007, Christine Garde, a career-long participant in social good organizations, founded CouldYou?, a non-profit of which she is still CEO. CouldYou? connects influential people in the West with influential African individuals and institutions in African-led partnerships developing [...]

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Breaking Down Barriers, One Brew At A Time

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:10:00 -0500

Triple Bottom Brewing Company believes that beer brings people together, a brewery can catalyze community, and a job can change a life.

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Can Mentoring Change Aging In America?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:58:00 -0500

Why this 2016 Influencer in Aging is a booster of mentoring and a mentor himself.

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Donald Trump: Herald For Social Innovation?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:18:00 -0500

Part II of "The Paradox of Tolerance," previously published in Medium. If anything is clear right now, it's that the American identity is in crisis. We have allowed a political and social environment to emerge that has empowered agendas of hate and ignorance. If Trump had lost, many of us might have [...]

Working Together To Make A Difference

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:55:00 -0500

More than words: Three foundations join forces to uphold South Africa’s constitution

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Big Swings For Social Change

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:54:00 -0500

Daring donors step up to the plate to fight poverty

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How This Company Raised $10 Million For The Environment On Black Friday

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:22:00 -0500

So does that sum it up for other mission-driven brands keen to take a stance? Black Friday could become #greenfriday if the focus is on preservation, not consumption. However, this only works if customers buy recycled wares, and items they truly need -- not just more clutter for the closet.

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Four Ways Charitable Giving Can Save Our Democracy

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:01:00 -0500

What do the NRA and ACLU have in common? They protect our rights and you can too, with a thoughtful giving season. Read why that matters now.

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How Successful Charities Leverage The Neuroscience Of Giving

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:42:00 -0500

It’s well-established in the neuroscience literature that people don’t process abstractions very well. Abstractions don’t attract charitable donations, stories of real people do.

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If You Want Your Nonprofit To Soar, Consider Hiring Millennial Filmmakers

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0500

Young filmmakers understand how to harness the power of video in ways most nonprofits don't.

Yes, You Are A Philanthropist -- #GivingTuesday Says So

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:24:00 -0500

#GivingTuesday has changed our notion of who is a philanthropist. Turns out it’s every single one of us.

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Savvy Businesses Tug At Consumer Heartstrings, Not Just Their Wallets, This Holiday Season

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:29:00 -0500

It’s astounding to see the growth in companies appealing to our better angels in addition to our hunger for bargains.

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Which Is The Trump Foundation's Bigger Crime, Self-Dealing Or Keeping It Secret?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:08:00 -0500

The foundation’s admission – made under penalty of perjury – that earlier tax returns were false raises a legitimate question about whether the signers knew they were false at the time.

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One Way Americans Can Unite After the Election

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0500

Your country and community need this partnership now more than ever - and you do, too.

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These Twin Teens Are On A Mission To Help Kids Do Good

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:46:00 -0500

14-year-old twin brothers Jake and Max Klein found themselves being turned away from volunteer opportunities because they were "too young." So they created Kids That Do Good, a website dedicated to helping young people connect with non-profits and make the world a better place.

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What A Blind Orphan Can Teach You About Business Vision

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:12:00 -0500

Ulhas was born blind and at a young age he was abandoned by his mother on the streets of Mumbai. Growing up homeless and orphaned, he was looked after by neighbors in his chawl and polished shoes to get by. All his life Ulhas was used to feeling like a [...]

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This Giving Tuesday, Put Your Money Where Your Mission Is

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:00:00 -0500

Each year, when Black Friday rolls around and my inbox is stacked with “door-busting deal promos” and “Perfect Gift for You” sales, I can’t help but recognize the irony in the consumerist frenzy that follows Thanksgiving. After everyone enjoys their turkey and shares what they’re most grateful for, they stampede [...]

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Thanksgiving In Russia: Sberbank And MasterCard Unleash Gratefulness

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:58:00 -0500

The world's 25th largest bank and the world's second largest credit card company just made it easier for Russians to say thanks. And to give to those who are most in need.

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When Trump Puts His Money Where His Mouth Isn't...

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:15:00 -0500

Records show the billionaire’s namesake foundation has donated thousands to groups supporting immigrants and other causes Trump has recently attacked.

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Should You Pay Your 2017 Charitable Contributions In 2016?

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:30:00 -0500

The election of a Republican president and a Republican majority in Congress significantly increases the likelihood of a reduction in the Federal income tax rates for 2017. With that in mind, many taxpayers should consider accelerating their 2017charitable contributions into this year in order to maximize the tax savings if [...]

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A Humanitarian Airport For Gaza: An Interview with Ahmed Alkhatib

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:29:00 -0500

The idea is ambitious. Some have called it unlikely. Nevertheless, Alkhatib has received praise from senior policymakers for his careful analysis of the security and development concerns of the relevant stakeholders.

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Income Inequality Poses Threat To American Charities, Study Finds

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:55:00 -0500

The richest 20 Americans are now worth as much as the bottom 152 million combined. That has affected charitable giving in a major way.

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Unilever Launches #ShareAMeal Program To Support Feeding America

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:07:00 -0500

In advance of Thanksgiving week, Unilever is running a program called #ShareAMeal to generate one million meal donations to Feeding America.

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Why David Risher Cheers As Readers Embrace Smartphones

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:01:00 -0500

Most publishers shudder as readers embrace smartphones, but this trend is a boon for Worldreader, which distributes e-books throughout the developing world

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This 27-Year-Old Wants To Be The Fastest Woman To See Every Country On Earth

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:46:00 -0500

This millennial is on the journey of a lifetime: to break a Guinness World Record by visiting every single one of the world's 196 sovereign nations.

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