6 Philanthropy Trends You Can Expect to See in 2016

6 Philanthropy Trends You Can Expect to See in 2016 by Vincent Chhabra

2015 was a big year for philanthropy. In fact, the U.S. saw the highest record of donations and plenty of innovations in philanthropic strategies. But 2016 could be even bigger. This year, expect to see the following trends in philanthropy. More impact investing Nowadays, impact investing is becoming a trendy topic in the field of philanthropy. Unlike traditional ways of […]

The Growing Importance of Corporate Philanthropy

The Growing Importance of Corporate Philanthropy by Vincent Chhabra

Consumers expectations of companies are rapidly changing. Buyers are no longer interested in investing in just a product. They want to believe in the company itself and feel good about what their money is supporting. With the internet providing access to so much information, and consequently so many options, what sets one company apart from the others is not […]

Microsoft’s Big Contribution: Cloud Services for Nonprofits and Researchers

Microsoft's Big Contribution: Cloud Services for Nonprofits and Researchers by Vincent Chhabra

Microsoft recently announced its plan to donate $1 billion in cloud services to nonprofit organizations and university researchers over the next three years. Specifically, Microsoft plans to give away cloud services to roughly 70,000 nonprofits in the next three years. They also plan to expand an existing program that donates Azure storage and other computing resources […]

How do they come up with the 2015 Philanthropy 400?

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At it’s core, philanthropy is about promoting the common good and improving quality of life for all. Whether it’s an individual donating time, money, or resources or a foundation or corporation approving a large grant, the goal is the same: make the world a better place. All charities have the opportunity to make a difference, big and […]

Silicon Valley Leaps Into Action

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Big corporate disruptors have recently been increasing their intentions for giving to those less fortunate through a number of philanthropic mediums. One cause that is in dire need of support, and beginning to receive it from Silicon Valley is the migrant and refugee movement in the middle east. Google and Apple have both lead the […]

Charity Option: Providing Jobs

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Charity is one of the most noble offerings an entity can present to someone in need. With our country, the United States being the most rich nation in history, there is plenty of charitable initiatives to help the less fortunate. But are these food stamps, checks, and temporary fixes enough to solve the problems many […]

Can the Giving Pledge Work Around the World?

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The Giving Pledge is self described as “an effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by inviting the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes either during their lifetime or in their will.” It was made public in 2010 by Bill […]

Youth Philanthropy

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Charitable donations, philanthropic trends and organizations, these are terms usually associated with adult age groups. What is the most impressive part of the latest shift in cultural thinking, is how children are choosing to help others all by themselves, without guidance from an adult figurehead. Philanthropy the word has greek roots which means “for the […]

Family Business Philanthropy

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After a Kennesaw State University and EY statistical study, some surprises realities have surfaced regarding a vast majority of family businesses. 81% of the largest family business in the world practice philanthropy regularly. The makeup of philanthropic focuses are almost divided 50/50 between charity giving and community service. Almost half of which have their own […]