Intersection of Business and Good Nature

Toms Shoes was a bold step in the right direction as far as for-profit companies coupling with a philanthropic alter-ego. The adoption of the buy one, donate one business plan has sparked a movement in consumers fashion choices as of late. It also provides a piece of mind that the purchase a person is making […]

Philanthropic trend is gaining momentum among billionaires

 According to an online article: The United States of America has 492 billionaires, the world has 1,645, and the average net worth between them is $4.7 billion.  Among these elite monetary giants is a trend of giving back, spearheaded by Bill and Melinda Gates, as well as Warren Buffet. They are the leaders of the […]

California Man Wins Big and Gives Back

B. Raymond Buxton claimed his prize of $425.3 million at the California Lottery headquarters on April 1 after purchasing a Powerball lottery ticket in Milpitas, California. The Powerball jackpot is the largest jackpot ever won in California, the sixth largest jackpot in United States history, and the fourth largest Powerball jackpot of all time.  Buxton, […]

Going Barefoot for Charity

Richard Hudgins, a hair stylist in Louisville, Kentucky, is going barefoot for a full year to raise money for children in Kenya who do not have shoes. Hudgins has made it through a brutal winter consisting of several days of snow, ice, and below-freezing temperatures in Kentucky, completing all of his daily activities, like going […]

Zuckerberg and Wife are the Biggest Donors to Charity in 2013

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the social networking site Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated $992.2 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View.  The donation granted the couple the top spot among the most generous Americans in 2013.  At the ages of 29 and 28, respectively, Zuckerberg and Chan are the two […]

What Increasing Online Presence Can Do for Your Charity

As a nonprofit leader, it is your job to make sure your organization’s mission statement is clear, concise and relevant.  You also have to make sure that the general public is aware of your cause and understands why they should support your organization.  The only way to do this is by getting the word out, […]

Biggest Bill Gates Donations

According to an article on Spear’s, Bill Gates has been donating huge sums of money to large organizations for quite sometime now. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation aims to help organizations that are “committed towards eradicating poverty, establishing good education, developing vaccines and even fighting AIDS across the globe.” The highest donation the foundation […]

Charities Raise Millions for Sandy Hook

According to an article, over $28 million has been raised by various charities for the Sandy Hooky families affected by the December 14 school shooting in Newton, Connecticut. The recent survey conducted by the state attorney general’s office involved 63 charities. Of the $28 million raised, $11 million has still yet to be distributed. The […]

Affordable Smartphone for Emerging Markets

According to a New York Times article, Motorola, which is owned by Google, will be releasing a new smartphone that is geared to emerging markets. Motorola is now another company that is trying to appeal to people with lower incomes. With sales for Motorola’s Moto X slow, the company is looking to tap into a less […]

Las Vegas is New Tech Start-Up Hub

According to a Business Insider article, Las Vegas is becoming more of an attractive destination for tech start-ups. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh definitely wants that to be the case after he invested $350 million of his own money to move Zappos to downtown Las Vegas. Mr. Hsieh is some what of a spokesmen for the cause as […]