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Oxford Student Choir Sings Shakira for Charity

This week an all-male singing group named “Out of the Blue,” made up of students from Oxford University and Oxford Brookes, released a new single for charity. The group did a cover of Shakira hits, including Hips Don’t Lie, Whenever Wherever and Waka Waka. The group, which is raising money for the Helen and Douglas […]

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University Women’s Rowing Team Charity Branded Pornography by Facebook

Women from University of Warwick Rowing Society posed for a 2014 calendar, which was sold to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Their nude charity calendar raised £3,400, selling 1,500 copies but hoped to raise even more by posting some of the photos to Facebook and Twitter to drum up publicity. However, Facebook recently removed […]

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Why Warren Buffett Processes Donation Requests the Old Fashioned Way

One would assume that Warren Buffett – the American business magnate, remarkably successful investor, and renowned philanthropist – would toss aside most individual requests for charitable donations, given their high volume. Not so, says Josh Funk for The Huffington Post. Funk explains that “instead of tossing the letters aside, Buffett packages them up and sends […]

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Pamela Anderson Launches Charity at Cannes

Pamela Anderson, former star of Baywatch, hosted a backgammon competition at a beach party to mark the launch of her new animal charity, the Pamela Anderson Foundation. The charity launch took place at Cannes during the film festival, which she began with a speech to explain her love of animals. But the most shocking moment came […]

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Town & Country to Host Philanthropy Summit

Town & Country magazine announced it will host its first ever philanthropy summit. On May 28th, the 168-year-old magazine will hold the inaugural event at Hearst Tower, with guests like New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chelsea Clinton, Donna Karan, Hunter Biden, and many others. “There was always that saying that if you had money, […]

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Success Academy Benefit Raises Millions for NYC Charter Schools

Some of the biggest names in New York City business and finance came together for the Success Academy Charter Schools Benefit last month, the charter school network currently in conflict with new Mayor Bill de Blasio. In an effort to raise funds for the 32 schools that are part of Success Academy, hundreds of Wall […]

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Do Contests Really Drive Philanthropy?

Leaders in the philanthropic sector are constantly trying to find new ways to inspire others to give to worthy charities. Similarly, nonprofit organizations are not only posed with the challenge of putting their cause out into the world, but also innovating their own methods of giving. Designing public prizes or contests is one strategy that […]

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Bikinis for Bucks: The Girls of Ryanair

What’s the best way to raise money for charity? That’s debatable, but one thing is for certain: scantily clad girls usually make a killing when it comes to sales. That’s what European airline Ryanair counts on with its annual charity calendar, “The Girls of Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar.” In it, several of Ryanair’s lovely […]

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Athletes for Hope Educate, Encourage and Assist Athletes

The world’s most elite athletes are known for their sportsmanship, physical talent, and tenacity, but aren’t often recognized for their commitment to philanthropy. Many prominent professional athletes have dedicated more of their time and wealth to charity that to their athletic career. One network of athletes that demonstrates an ongoing dedication to philanthropy is the […]

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10 Inspiring Philanthropy Quotes

Every once in a while it’s nice to be reminded that philanthropy has been championed as a responsible, honorable practice for centuries. The National Philanthropic Trust has documented a history of philanthropy in the United States and abroad, highlighting the generosity of many over time. Here are ten quotes from prominent philanthropists, courtesy of NPT. […]