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By now, you’ve seen the earth-shaking philanthropy headlines. After the birth of their daughter, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced that they’ll donate 99 percent of their Facebook stock to philanthropic causes over the course of their lifetimes. Read More
Pro bono service has experienced such an explosion of popularity in the last few years that it’s now the fastest growing employee engagement program. But is skills-based volunteering one of those gifts that givers like to offer more than recipients want to accept? Read More
In the past three years, America’s Charities has been releasing the country’s most incisive and comprehensive series of reports on trends in employee volunteering and giving. This year’s much-anticipated report was just released, and it’s packed with encouraging - even inspiring - data for anyone w Read More
When you hear the word “lottery,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

1. People gambling who are very bad at math.
2. Going to the store to buy a paper ticket only to lose it one hour later.
3. A socially conscious fundraiser that goes a long way towards supporting state schools. Read More
#GivingTuesday just completed its fourth year, and by most measures it has already become a successful fixture in the charity landscape. Launched as a response to the overt consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday focuses the attention of the world on the true meaning of the hol Read More
It’s an exciting week ahead for social entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, corporate philanthropy leaders, and anyone playing at the nexus of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business. At the Social Innovation Summit, all of us are coming together to explore the Read More
Amidst the consumerism that tends to envelop us during the holidays, December has also become a time when we’re asked to consider the importance of donating our time, talent and treasure to the betterment of the world. #GivingTuesday, a recently instituted global day dedicated to giving back, was c Read More
Empowering women has been held up as an answer to myriad global problems, starting with poverty. According to the Global Poverty Project, women make up half the world's population and yet represent a staggering 70% of the world's poor. As the report notes, “We live in a world in which women living Read More
There’s nothing like a game to fire up friendly competition in the name of charity. These days, companies are finding challenges are such effective tools to engage employees that gamification has become a key aspect of many corporate volunteer and giving programs. These challenges can extend across Read More
According to the Department of Defense, only .04% of Americans are active military personnel, a staggeringly small number to be shouldering the weight of our nation’s security. These heroes deserve our full support with reintegration when they transition to civilian life, including the transition t Read More

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