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Extra Life: “Play Games. Heal Kids.”

Extra Life has raised over 2 million dollars in the four years since it’s inception.  In support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, gamers have banded together to make a difference. Individuals can gather their friends, family members to participate in gaming tournaments and raise money for charity! This year, Extra Life’s 24-hour marathon will begin […]

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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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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Bill Gates

Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard University and went on to found one of the world’s largest computer software companies, Microsoft. Since then, he has donated billions to charity, ranking number one on the Forbes Top 400 List for philanthropists in 2012. Most recently, Gates, along with his friend Warren Buffet, formed The Giving Pledge, which […]

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How to Grow Your Charity

So you’ve got your own charity. You’ve garnered enough funds to operate for a year or so, have developed your values, purpose, and mission, and have an Advisory Board. What next? You may have all the basics laid out, but there’s still a lot of work to be done if you want to continue to […]

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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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Planters Has An Amazing Sustainability Mission

One year ago this month in New York City, Planters, the snack food company, celebrated the opening of the New York City Planters Grove. The New York City grove was just one part of a nationwide project to build community and promote sustainability in 2011. The snack food company says that, ”As farmers, we consider […]

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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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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Raymond McDaniel

Raymond McDaniel is a heavy hitter in the world of philanthropy, if only because as CEO of Moody’s Corporation he is responsible for many of the decisions that the company makes in its corporate social philanthropy program.  However, he is quick to assure people who ask that,  while he may be in charge of the […]

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ReThink Fabrics: Pioneer of Recycled Polyester (r-PET)

How many plastic bottles are in YOUR t-shirt? Mine is composed of about a dozen. Also, I’d venture to say that it’s probably more comfortable than yours. Lies, you say? Well, keep reading and prepare to be amazed. ReThink Fabrics is a Seattle-based r-PET clothing brand that is educating the public on rethinking waste and […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Barbra Streisand

After she had become an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, director, and writer, Barbra Streisand tried her hand at philanthropy. And like all of her other ventures, Streisand has found success. In 1986 she founded the Barbra Streisand Foundation, an organization that gives grants to other organizations that work for causes that Streisand supports. Since […]