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Ryan Gosling’s Surprise Support

On October 27th, Ryan Gosling made a surprise appearance at Austin’s Texas School for the Deaf’s Spooky Skedaddle 5K charity run to rally support for the cause. Event participants were happy to have the opportunity to take pictures with and get autographs from the Notebook star. Gosling attended the event with co-stars from his current project, Rooney […]

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AGAPE, Featured Family Services Non-Profit

AGAPE is a non profit in Alabama that exists to provide service to children and families in need with a spirit of love and hope.  They’re a family services agency that works primarily in foster care, adoption, and counseling services for the northern 22 counties of Alabama. But that’s just a piece of the puzzle.  […]

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Moody’s Supports Women’s World Banking (WWB) Program

Becoming an expert in microfinance is no easy feat, even if an individual has the resources to cover his or her education and training. Without resources, this task is extremely difficult. The Women’s World Banking Program (WWB) recognizes the obstacles women in difficult situations face in order to accomplish their goals. Microfinance is a career […]

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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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George Robert’s REDF: Creating Employment Opportunities

George Roberts founded the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) in order to, “create jobs and employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work.” By providing “equity-like grants and business assistance” to non-profits, REDF helps create jobs and, therefore, improves California’s employment rates and overall socio-economic well being. REDF aims to keep expanding in order […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Oprah Winfrey

If you’re like many of the TV-watchers in the United States, you grew up (physically or emotionally) listening to Oprah Winfrey. With her intriguing news coverage, appeal to the ethos of the audience, and urgent calls to action, Oprah Winfrey won the ratings and the hearts of the United States. Her path to television royalty […]

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Microsoft Employees Raise $1 Billion

Bill Gates must be one proud man. Thirty years ago, his company, Microsoft, launched the Employee Giving Campaign—and it’s raised over $1 billion since. For every hour an employee spends volunteering, Microsoft donates $17. They also match every single contribution made by employees—dollar-for-dollar. Today, about 65% of the company’s employees have chosen to take part […]

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Movember: Moustache November

  No-Shave November now falls under a different, more charitable title: Movember. And while it’s entertaining to see how men can transform into Captain Hook, Santa Clause, or Sherlock Holmes for a month of facial hair insanity, it adds another layer of fun to the month. Movember is a spirited charity that raises awareness and […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Marie-Josee Kravis

Marie-Josee Kravis could almost be considered a deity in the art world. A sharp-witted journalist, knowledgable economist, and experienced political strategist, Mrs. Kravis had many options for areas in which she could fruitfully allocate her professional time. However, these no-nonsense career paths each eventually took a backseat to Marie-Josee’s passion for the arts. With her […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Jon Bon Jovi

It’s safe to say that Jon Bon Jovi don’t “give love a bad name,” especially with the kindness he exudes in his philanthropic efforts. While almost everyone is aware of his popular contributions to the rock music industry, considerably fewer know of his charitable generosity. Since the 1980’s, when Bon Jovi’s stardom rose, he has […]