Biggest mistakes made by new philanthropists (Pt. 1)

Philanthropy is a noble pursuit, regardless of your experience with it. If you are new to charitable activity, your fresh ambition can be a huge motivating factor as you work towards your cause or initiative of choice, and this may serve your vision well — after all, a philanthropic project, like any layered process, requires […]

Trends in Philanthropy: 2018

Though the basic fundamentals and principles of philanthropy have endured for countless years, the structure and execution of giving back has changed as new trends arise. In the context of 2018, the philanthropic community is set to experience — and has already experienced — a variety of trends impacted by new paradigm shifts and changes […]

IF Hummingbird Foundation

Jill Iscol, founder and President of the IF Hummingbird Foundation, makes the important and accurate claim that a commitment to philanthropy begins at home. This is why it came to no surprise to Mrs. Iscol that the United States ranks first in the world when it comes to helping strangers in need of assistance, according […]

Tim Cook to Donate His Fortune

The biggest news in philanthropy over the last couple weeks is how the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook will be donating his entire fortune to philanthropic causes. His only stipulation is that he will be holding on his donation until he can pay for his nephews college education. While his list of causes has not […]

Trends in Philanthropy

Philanthropy is growing worldwide. That is a trend that all can see, but what many cannot see are the microtrends within philanthropy that will be taking over this next year! It is going to be a great year of giving and these are the trends to look for when it comes to being generous. Impact […]

Philanthropy, No Money Necessary

Philanthropy has been gaining ground in our society and a trend of giving back no matter your financial health is a new addition to the philanthropic movement. Who says you need to be rich to be a philanthropist? We can all contribute to the trend of giving no matter our monetary worth. This is not […]

Givers to watch in 2015: Finance Industry

The financial industry has seen its ups and down over the years, but with a recent uptick in market health top financial specialists have some extra money in their pockets. Couple this with a recent trend in giving and you are staring at some very generous people who work in the financial sector. Here are […]

Giving Tuesday

It is Giving Tuesday and everyone know that it is an enormous day for charity enthusiasts and philanthropists alike. While the last few days have been about buying today is a day rooted in giving. The movement will receive an extra boost for awareness this year through a trending hashtag, #GivingTuesday. Already on Twitter many […]

The Giving Pledge Highlight: David Rubenstein

David Rubenstein has a hefty $3.1 billion fortune thanks to his financial success in the world of private equity. He started the Carlyle Group — which is one of the largest private equity firms in the world — and is now known for his financial insights and business acumen. He is also one of the […]

Charity For Gamers

Children are meant to be able to exert their energy in constant activity. The average child can never sit still, has a short attention span and needs constant cognitive stimulation. For those who are sick in hospital beds, this becomes very difficult for them. Being confined into our walls for extended periods of time while […]