Democracy is Dying. Philanthropy Needs to Stop Its Toxic Intellectualizing.

Nonprofit AF

Funder Relations philanthropy Policy and AdvocacyHi everyone, just a quick warning that this post will likely burn a few bridges. But as colleague Aubrey Alvarez.

Webinar: Understanding Corporate Philanthropy


With more than $2 billion passing through matching gifts programs every year, corporate philanthropy is a hugely underutilized resource for nonprofits. The post Webinar: Understanding Corporate Philanthropy appeared first on DipJar. This webinar is presented by Double the Donation.


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Philanthropi Raises $4M Powering the Giving Legacies of Philanthropists

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Philanthropi, the company revolutionizing charitable giving by democratizing philanthropy through its “giving-as-a-service” platform, announced that it raised $4M in funding from lead investor Amex Ventures, with participation from Live Oak Ventures and Darco Capital.

Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Adopting a Culture of Philanthropy


This post on adopting a culture of philanthropy is part six in a six-part series. Mastering personalized, customer-centered philanthropy facilitation, especially mid-level and major donors, to increase donor lifetime value. And it doesn’t inspire passionate philanthropy.

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How “strategic philanthropy” has harmed our sector, and why it refuses to die

Nonprofit AF

Funder Relations philanthropy Race, Equity, Diversity, InclusionRemember that couple that did a gender reveal party earlier this year and ended up starting a wildfire that lasted.

Philanthropy Is Dream-Driven

NonProfit PRO

Accountability Fundraiser Education fundraising Fundraising Best Practices PhilanthropyIt starts with the best of intentions. Your organization is focused on helping others — some in serious need. The money that’s required to close the gap on the critical project seems to be within your reach.

Revolutionizing Philanthropy with Technology


Our CEO and cofounder Joe Phoenix spoke with Karen DeMasters from Financial Advisor Magazine about how combining philanthropy and technology helps employers easily manage charitable giving and prepare to make a greater impact in 2021. Philanthropy is no different,” Joe said.

What If Philanthropy Were Fearless?

Social Velocity

But it requires a fundamental shift in philanthropy, and the system of power and wealth in which it finds itself. Yet philanthropy – that bulwark erected to stem the tide of inequity that comes from unbridled capitalism – has not responded in any appreciable way.

Philanthropy and policing


This is a fraction of what philanthropy spends each year in support of education, for example, but it is something to build on. Foundations have a long history of supporting local police infrastructure and charitable activities that is as old as organized philanthropy itself.

The ongoing revolution in philanthropy: An open-ended reading list

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Grant makers and nonprofit professionals are now talking openly about some very painful (and inter-related) issues in philanthropy, such as. The lack of inclusion and equity in philanthropy. Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.

Getting Staff Buy-In for a Culture of Philanthropy

NonProfit PRO

Major Gifts Culture Culture of Philanthropy DonorsAlmost every good business book over the past two decades has at least one chapter devoted to company culture and making sure you have staff buy-in to the overall vision of the company. But, it's been difficult for nonprofits.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 216: What You Need to Know About Corporate Philanthropy


What do social good organizations need to know about corporate philanthropy? Listen to the episode to hear what Julia has to say about common types of corporate philanthropy, data points on matching gift programs, and how to boost a companies’ matching gift percentage.

We need to support legislation on philanthropy’s crappy, inequitable practices

Nonprofit AF

philanthropy accelerate charitable efforts act charity stimulus payout rateHi everyone. This blog post may be a little wonky, but it is important, so thank you for reading it.

Redefining Philanthropy for 2022: 5 Strategies To Inspire Giving in a New Year  

NonProfit PRO

Here are five strategies to redefine philanthropy for the New Year. These actions will prepare you to build a strong culture of giving and amplify your development program as we continue to navigate a dynamic environment. Executive Issues Planned Giving Strategic Planning

The Legacy of Alex Trebek’s Philanthropy

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Alex Trebek and other celebrity nonprofit ambassadors can have a profound and lasting impact on the causes they choose to support. While not an easy relationship to cultivate, it can be well worth the effort. Here's how four nonprofits have benefited from the generosity of the late game show host and "Jeopardy!" guest hosts LeVar Burton and George Stephanopoulos. Celebrities Celebrity Services/Endorsements Major Gifts

Tips for Adopting a Trust-Based Philanthropy Approach


If you work in philanthropy, odds are that you have heard some buzz about trust-based philanthropy. Trust-based philanthropy is so far from the compliance-oriented culture of traditional philanthropy that it can raise a lot of eyebrows.

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New data for strategic disaster philanthropy 


Although data from institutional philanthropy is still incomplete, there is enough information to indicate a considerable decline from $76 billion in collective funding in 2018. . Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) found that: .

You Have The Power to Change Philanthropy

Social Velocity

Note: I wrote this post for the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog where it appeared last week. “An The same is true in the world of philanthropy. Scarcity thinking pervades nonprofits, but also (shockingly) philanthropy. Philanthropy nonprofit social change

Direct-To-Research Philanthropy with Meenta


The post Direct-To-Research Philanthropy with Meenta appeared first on Givinga. On November 29th, our new partner Meenta announced the launch of their Curesology program, the first philanthropic giving program bringing cutting-edge research directly within reach of donors worldwide.

Presentation: Social Media & Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

This morning I had the great opportunity to present to the Next Generation Philanthropy course, a part of Institute for Philanthropy, here in London. Social Media & Philanthropy. Tags: presentation foundations philanthropy social by social social media It was a diverse set of participants and we probably could have talked all day had they not had a full day’s program to get through!

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 198: The Framework of Multi-Cultural Philanthropy


The story of philanthropy as multi-cultural people experience it is not being told. Today’s guest, Dr. Tashion Macon, is setting out to change the narrative and add nuance and truth to help evolve the philanthropy sector.

20 subtle ways white supremacy manifests in nonprofit and philanthropy

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, this post may be less coherent and more serious than normal. I can’t stop thinking about the news. leadership nonprofit field Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion inclusion Tulsa race massacre white supremacy

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this week, I had the terrific opportunity to participate on a panel at the US launch event for “Philanthropy and Social Media”, a whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy and The Indigo Trust. Philanthropy has been able to move into the real time web, too. Impacts to Philanthropy. But what does all this mean for philanthropy? What does your real-time philanthropy or social impact look like? events future philanthropy

Create a VIRAL Micro-philanthropy Campaign

Greater Giving

This short primer on micro-philanthropy campaigns can turn one breath-taking image and a short but motivational story into a social media sensation… and potentially bring in new supporters excited about your cause. Micro-philanthropy is about small donation, BIG IMPACT.

A Shift from Fundraising to Philanthropy

NonProfit PRO

I’ve been engaging donors to support important mission work, special projects and the next big gala for a few years now, and I have noticed a new use of the word “philanthropy” in place of “fundraising.”

Breakthrough Philanthropy - Thiel Foundation event

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night I had the privilege of attending the Breakthrough Philanthropy event put on by Peter Thiel's foundation, covered in the local press with articles like "Silicon Valley billionaire backs futuristic philanthropy" from the San Jose Mercury News. He acknowledged that many of these ideas struck many in the philanthropy field as weird. Benetech SENS Thiel philanthropy Foresight SFI Gell-Mann Kurzweil singularity XPrize Seasteading libertarian philanthrocapitalism

3 Things Your Organization Needs to Know about Corporate Philanthropy


Corporate philanthropy is a key component of corporate social responsibility , which is a category of initiatives held by businesses to improve society in some way. For nonprofits, corporate philanthropy means free corporate support for their missions and programming.

Philanthropy and Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Philanthropy and Social Media. Description : To launch the whitepaper, Philanthropy and Social Media, presented by The Institute for Philanthropy and The Indigo Trust, this panel discussed the impact of social media on philanthropy and giving from various perspectives. Related Links : The Institute for Philanthropy. presentation Presentations from 2012 giving philanthropy social mediaDate : January 17, 2012, 6 pm EST. Location : New York, NY.

4 Ways Small Nonprofits Can Leverage Corporate Philanthropy

Wild Apricot

Corporate philanthropy involves receiving assistance from businesses, and it’s a great way for small organizations to supplement their fundraising revenue.

Chantal Bonitto Shares Philanthropy Lessons from Black Women Leaders


From Lessons for Philanthropy from Black Women Leaders by Chantal Bonitto Last week, Chantal Bonitto spoke in the DonorPerfect CommUNITY Conference keynote session, Strategies for Engaging Racially & Culturally Diverse Donors.

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy — World Class Philanthropic Education in My Own Backyard

NonProfit PRO

The Lilly School of Philanthropy, which provides world class education in my backyard, continually plans for the future of philanthropy. This school, along with others across the country, are continually striving with respect to philanthropy, to advance knowledge.

Philanthropy Cloud Adds New Volunteer Management Capabilities for National Volunteer Week

Saleforce Nonprofit

This new phase brings thousands of new volunteer opportunities to Philanthropy Cloud , with more being added in real-time as they are created by nonprofits. The post Philanthropy Cloud Adds New Volunteer Management Capabilities for National Volunteer Week appeared first on

CommUNITY Conference – SESSION SPOTLIGHT: Oregon Food Bank Community Philanthropy Team


COMMUNITY CONFERENCE | OCTOBER 5-6, 2021 REGISTER FREE NOW In January 2020, the Community Philanthropy team at Oregon Food Bank embarked upon a transformational paradigm shift in their philosophical and practical approach to resourcing an end to hunger and hunger’s root causes.

Philanthropy Delivers New Promise of Quality Education for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This topic was center-stage at this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum. This is where philanthropy comes in. Philanthropy plays a role beyond what governments could do—allowing for the testing of innovative models that are responsive to local cultural contexts—and then looks to government for scaling up successful efforts. But the 2014 Global Philanthropy Forum clearly highlighted the role that the philanthropic community can play in affecting this shift.

Future-Proofing Your Fundraising: The State of Modern Philanthropy 2021 [REPORT]


The State of Modern Philanthropy is back for 2021. Download the State of Modern Philanthropy 2021. We’ve designed The State of Modern Philanthropy to make it easier than ever to apply key findings in a way that’s unique to your organization.

10 shows about nonprofit and philanthropy that would be way better than “The Activist”

Nonprofit AF

By now you’ve probably heard about the new show to debut on CBS called “The Activist,” in which six activists. Humor Random stuff

32 Sure Fire Ways to Grow Philanthropy after 40 Years of Static Giving


With that in mind 35 influential leaders from across the nonprofit industry came together at the Growing Philanthropy Summit to develop an action-oriented agenda on growing philanthropy. Based on those themes Sargeant and Shang compiled a list of 32 recommendations to help guide the nonprofit industry in growing philanthropy in the coming years. 32 Sure Fire Ways to Grow Philanthropy in the U.S. Challenge the wealthy to plan their own philanthropy.

12 ways “all lives matter” manifests in nonprofit and philanthropy

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, before we get to this week’s topic, thank you to those of you who voted on the new. Donor Relations Fundraising Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion black lives matter equity inclusion nonprofit

Q&A: Black Philanthropy Month Founder Amplifies the Power of Black Donors

NonProfit PRO

In the first Q&A installment of a two-part series looking at Black giving, Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland, founder and chief architect of August's Black Philanthropy Month, will discuss the importance of both Black American and immigrant donors to the nonprofit sector, and the impact of Black Philanthropy Month.

Hurricane Ida: A Plea for Philanthropy to Follow Trusted Basics


This post is republished with permission from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. It was originally published on August 30. See CDP's What We're Watching page for news on the status of disasters worldwide, along with relevant disaster-related media coverage. Disaster Preparedness

5 Corporate Philanthropy Benefits (and How You Can Achieve Them)

Givinga Blog

Corporate philanthropy benefits not only the community but your company and its employees as well. As society shifts toward more prominent social, environmental, and economic responsibility, the importance of corporate philanthropy has increased as well. This article will explore five business benefits of corporate philanthropy and provide practical recommendations for what your company can do to achieve them. 5 Business Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy.

How to Uncover Donors’ Motivations To Better Align Organization Mission and Individual Philanthropy

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Donors are fascinating, unique individuals who consider multiple motivations when deciding how, when and why to be charitable. It is no longer enough to say, “Our donors give because they care about our mission.” It's important to uncover donors’ motivations.

5 Corporate Philanthropy Examples to Inspire Your CSR Strategy

Givinga Blog

To help you build your CSR strategy, we’ve gathered five corporate philanthropy examples that you can use for inspiration. The campaign donated a meal’s worth of money to food banks every time someone liked their Facebook page, combining philanthropy with social media marketing and brand awareness. First, it encourages employees to actively engage in corporate philanthropy by rewarding them for their volunteer times.