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Five Tips for How to Find the Right Charity to Support

April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

How to Pick the Right Charity
Supporting a charity can be a rewarding way to give back. But before you start making donations, it is important to choose a charity that is in line with your […]

Individual Donors Are the Largest Source of Charitable Giving

January 9th, 2019|0 Comments

As global economies become more unstable around the world, the job of fundraising becomes more challenging for non-profit organizations. It helps to have well-researched studies to guide nonprofit leaders as they develop their fundraising strategies.

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Corporations Join the Philanthropists of the World

January 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Philanthropy is no longer the sole responsibility of individuals. Increasingly, corporations are embedding into their strategic plans, corporate responsibility objectives. These objectives include financial gifts, in-kind contributions, and employee volunteer hours.

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Philanthropy Startups: Pitfalls and Progress

July 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Newly minted millionaires and billionaires looking to start foundations need to be aware of the many challenges that they will face when setting up a non-profit organization or foundation. According to Giving USA, philanthropic giving […]

‘Next-Gen’ Donors – How the Profile of Donors is Shifting

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

The current group of new donors comes from the Generation X and Millennials who are introducing disruptive new technology and strategies for philanthropy in the same way that they have introduced the new technology and […]

What is ‘Evidence-Based’ Philanthropy?

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Evidence-based philanthropy means that donations are made to programs and projects based on the evidence of their effectiveness. It is commonly used by large scale donors to evaluate where their funds will be beat utilized, […]

Who Gives More – The USA or The UK?

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Philanthropy in the United States tends to operate within different parameters than philanthropy in Europe and the United Kingdom specifically. Key trends in philanthropy in 2018 show that there are some key similarities that affect […]

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Could Cryptocurrency and Fintech Be Big Donors in 2018?

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

The rise (and fall, and rise again, and fall again!) of cryptocurrencies has been making the news since late in 2017, but with more and more fintech companies making headlines and significant profits, could we […]

Spotlight on China: The Philanthropy Dynasty

May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Philanthropic donations in China are rising with the numbers of newly minted millionaire and billionaire entrepreneurs. Since 2010 philanthropic donations from the top 100 philanthropists in China more than tripled to around $5 billion. With […]

The ‘Industrial’ Revolution in Philanthropy – Think Local

April 15th, 2018|0 Comments

More than a key trend, the increase in regional philanthropy over the last twelve months is an indicator that leaders of traditional manufacturing industries are starting to make a serious philanthropic impact by giving back […]

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Disaster Outreach – Help When (And Where) It Is Needed Most

January 9th, 2018|4 Comments

2017 has seen some of the world’s most devastating natural disasters. Disasters that have decimated several nations, disasters that have necessitated an urgent need for philanthropists and donors to step up immediately to provide life […]

2017 Trends in Philanthropy – Has Charitable Giving Changed in 2017?

December 24th, 2017|5 Comments

2017 has been an interesting year. It’s been a tough year for nonprofit organizations: Natural disasters, shifting political fluctuations, and a global economy that appears to be flirting dangerously close to a recession. All these […]

Giving Big in 2017 – Who Donated the Most Money to Charity?

November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

It’s not enough to pledge your wealth after you pass away. Putting up actual cash to help build a better world is what sets these generous donors apart. While the total dollar value of donations […]

6 Best Ways to Fundraise Online

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s not always easy to get people gathered in one place to ask them to donate money. Organizing a gala or golf-day takes months of careful planning and quite a lot of sales savvy to […]

2017 – Largest Birthright Israel Season Ever

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

More Participants of Birthright Israel Than Ever Before
With over 1,350 participants so far, Birthright Israel is making history this year. More people are taking part in the annual ten-day heritage tours than ever before. Initiated […]

Top Fundraising Tips for Schools – Stick to the ABC’s

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Fundraising for schools is a little different than raising money for a charity, although many of the principles are similar. Many of the fundraising activities rely not only on support from the student body, but […]

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The Biggest Celebrity Fundraiser? You’ll Never Guess Who Tops the List!

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Who Are the Brightest Shining Stars in the World of Fundraising?
A celebrity fundraiser attached to a cause almost guarantees higher exposure and more donations. But while names like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates continue to […]

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Be Smart about How You Approach Your Donors

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Once your organization is ready to approach a donor, it is important to communicate your objectives clearly. It is vital that you tell your donors as comprehensively as possible what you can offer them that […]

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The Giving Season is Getting Started – A Guide for Non-Profits

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

The last quarter of the year is known as the ‘Giving Season’ by nonprofit organizations. There are a number of national holidays in the last few months of the year and this may make people […]

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No Hand Outs – Just a Helping Hand

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

If you’re looking to do something worthwhile with your charitable donation and want to make sure that you’re helping people help themselves, then microfinance organizations are a great way to ensure that your donation can […]

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Without Hope There Cannot Be Change – Theirworld Takes On the Challenge

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Focusing truly on the children that it serves, Theirworld is an international organisation committed to its founding mission: Hope, Change and Challenge. Each life that comes into this world is precious, each child deserves the […]

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Politics vs. Non-Profits – Does An Election Year Dampen the Spirit of Giving?

May 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Election year! With an ever-increasing media frenzy surrounding the US presidential campaigns in 2016, more airtime, column inches and internet pixels being given over to reporting on the election and the candidates – will non-profit […]

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The Pros and Cons of Using Your Chosen Fundraising Sources

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Now that you’re ready to start fundraising, you may be interested to know what advantages and disadvantages are associated with each income source that you approach. Let us briefly examine some of the sources you’re […]

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Feed the World, Feed Your Mind – FreeRice

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Based at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in in Rome, Italy, the FreeRice non-profit website uses the concept of gamification to help end world hunger by literally delivering free rice to needy […]

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5 Predicted Trends in Philanthropy for 2016

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Billionaires pledging to give away their fortunes within their lifetimes. The rise in crowd-funded charities. The use of social media, and ‘viral’ content to raise money for charities and trusts. 2015 was a year for […]

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Celebrity Fundraisers Today

January 17th, 2016|0 Comments

The life of a celebrity may seem like a merry-go-round of parties, red carpet events and luxury home and vacations. Many celebrities though, use their fame, influence and star power to raise funds and awareness […]

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Give It All Away

December 21st, 2015|0 Comments

On December1, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, announced the birth of their first child with the news that they would be giving away 99% of their shares in Facebook during their […]

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Count Down to 2016 – People Give More on New Year’s Eve

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

There is an increase in donations to charities and foundations during November and December each year. From Thanksgiving onwards there is a steady increase of donations to foundations and charities. According to Network for Good, […]

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Building a Firm Foundation – Back to Basics

December 1st, 2015|0 Comments

There is much written about popular foundations, the work they do and often the celebrity name behind the cause, but a foundation is more than a charity. It has a specific mandate and is regulated […]

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Russian Oligarchs Give Big, Even When Business Is Bad

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Philanthropy is on the rise across Asia and Russia. It’s not just a thing to be seen to be done, either. Some of the biggest names in Russian business are doubling down on their charitable […]

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5 Essential Tips for Social Media Success for Non-Profits

October 29th, 2015|0 Comments

As a non-profit organization, it can be hard to get your message out and even harder to encourage donations, support and increase awareness. In a world of crowdfunding, viral social media, and increasingly more websites […]

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday – How Much ‘Giving’ in Thanksgiving?

October 21st, 2015|0 Comments

With movements like ‘#Giving Tuesday’, people can give to charity over Thanksgiving and really make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, on a holiday that has become a frenzy of sales and […]

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Special Needs Children Waiting for a ‘Forever Family’ – TogliattiAzot Leads the Way

October 7th, 2015|0 Comments

There are millions of children around the world waiting to be adopted, and while adoption agencies in many countries place children in loving homes, it is often an immense struggle to find ‘forever families’ for […]

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How to Choose a Charity? Tips for Individuals

October 4th, 2015|0 Comments

How do donors ‘choose’ a charity? How much research do donors and sponsors do when trying to find a foundation or not-for-profit to bestow their gifts on? With a dazzling array of causes, many backed […]

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Viral Fundraising – The Ice Bucket Challenge, One Year On

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

A viral campaign that had hundreds of thousands of people drenching themselves in icy water for a good cause… How many people actually understood the deeper significance of this activity, and the cause which they […]