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Paul Allen Fourth Biggest Giver in America

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has reported that Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen was the fourth most charitable giver in 2012.  The list is an impressive roundup of the nation’s wealthiest people, many of whom have famously committed to The Giving Pledge, an initiative started by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Buffet lives up to his words […]

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$5 Million Grant Studies Philanthropy

A grant of $5 million has been awarded to the Science of Philanthropy Initiative (SPI) by the John Templeton Foundation to study and explore the motives behind philanthropy. SPI is a collaborative effort of three colleges: the University of Wisconsin—Madison, the University of Chicago, and Georgia State. SPI is a “research and outreach project that […]

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Buddhist Organization Donates $10m

Natural disasters are things that tend to bring out the very best and worst in people. For the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, alongside some other religious groups, it was a chance to let their colors shine and bestow some major goodwill on NYC. Tzu Chi has managed to raise $10 million, and they plan to […]

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How Philanthropy Can Improve Your Health

Philanthropy is all about giving to others. Volunteering allows us to help those in need. But did you know that being charitable can also have positive health benefits for you, too? According to the Advocate, it can “yield dramatic physical results for the giver.” Giving willingly is perhaps one of the most satisfying experiences in the […]

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Non-Profits and Online Advertising

Like any business, non-profits have to make money to survive. It’s what they do with that money that determines whether they are for-profit or not. The amount of online resources, shopping, and searching has skyrocketed in the past decade, and so have the ads on many sites. Businesses like Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and many […]

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Should Only the Rich Give to the Poor?

It’s easy to look at those with more money than us and think it’s their responsibility to help the struggling masses. They have more than everyone else, so they should give back, right? But are those of us who have tighter budgets to run excused from giving because we have less to spare? But then […]

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How To Start a Charity

  Start-ups are not an uncommon thing to encounter in this day and age, for-profit and non-profit alike. More and more, people are discovering that they have a passion for something—and it’s not the corporate world. In a country where the “pursuit of happiness” is viewed as a right, why not take your passion and […]

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Porn For a Cause

Susan G. Komen is a name most people know and recognize as the symbol for fighting against breast cancer. Beginning in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is now the largest organization dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. Nearly $2 billion has been invested in the thirty years since its conception. The […]

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Olympians Take Philanthropy to New Levels

The Olympics are famous for the publicity they attract: companies fight to sponsor the games, cities compete to host them, and every media outlet focuses exclusively on Olympics coverage for weeks. Millions in revenue end up in the pockets of everyone involved, including the athletes. Some of these athletes have found a way to turn […]