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 […]

Silicon Valley Leaps Into Action

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

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?

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 […]

Family Business Philanthropy

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

Toms Shoes

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 […]

Should a Nonprofit Be Profitable?

When one thinks of an non profit, you don’t often think of there actually being a profit. It needs to be realized that a nonprofit is actually a business and not just volunteer work. You need actual revenue in order to keep your non profit viable and sustainability. Furthermore, your staff should also be compensated […]