Can the Giving Pledge Work Around the World?

Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talala

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

Vincent Chhabra

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 […]

A Tale of Activist Business

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The millennial generation cover the current people who range in age from 35-15. This select bracket of citizens, and consumers are set to spend around $200 billion per year starting in 2017. What makes this generation and their buying habits so interesting is their dedication to philanthropic trends. Millennials are strong believers that businesses have […]