The new .NGO and .ONG domains will be released late Summer 2014. Unlike .ORG, the new domains will only be available to NGOs, charities, and nonprofits, which will form a nice international index of verified NGOs. The new domains will be released on a first come, first serve basis, so fill out an expression of… Continue reading .NGO | .ONG Domain Names Available This Summer
Phenomenal approach to giving charitably. I was able to benefit from Doris Buffett’s gift to Louise Sawyer’s class at Tufts University, and am thrilled to hear that Louise and Doris have grown this into something bigger: a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) where participants learn about giving and then give. Watch the video (it’s cute… Continue reading
Relay for Life. Does its good intentions really advance the cause?
This article by a cancer surviver attending Tufts University points out some serious concerns with the annual philanthropic event benefiting the American Cancer Society, including funding allocations and the language used to talk about cancer.
Keynote Speaker: Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference
I’m very excited to announce that I will be the keynote speaker at the Youth Philanthropy Connect conference in Disneyland this June! I enjoy sharing my passions and embrace the challenge of communicating new topics to enthusiastic people, so this should be a ton of fun. I’ll also be leading a few workshops while I’m… Continue reading Keynote Speaker: Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference
The issues are complex, and there’s no magic bullet. But there are strategies that have demonstrated progress and promise. We believe that the way to move forward is to empower and engage communities, foster collaboration, and provide the tools to implement change. With our new Healthy Food & Community Change initiative, the Illumination Fund aims… Continue reading
Wealthy Young Donors Push Charities to Show Results
Bottom line: This article argues that 20 and 30-somethings with wealth want to clearly see how their financial gift will advance a cause, but that they also respect established histories of giving in their family. Makes sense. I’m excited to see more stories in the coming years on what causes specifically millennial donors are giving… Continue reading Wealthy Young Donors Push Charities to Show Results
Panera Cares, nonprofit outpost of chain, to open soon
“It is a community cafe of shared responsibility. One of the goals of this charitable program is to help ensure that everyone who needs a meal gets one and to raise the level of awareness about food insecurity in the country.” -Kate Antonacci, project manager of Panera CaresPanera Cares, nonprofit outpost of chain, to open… Continue reading Panera Cares, nonprofit outpost of chain, to open soon
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013
Lucy Bernholz, a leading philanthropy scholar who writes one of my favorite philanthropy-related blogs, has released her fourth annual industry forecast through GrantCraft. And, for the first time, it’s free to download! Her predictions for 2013 are intriguing; I agree with most and can’t wait to see how they play out. I really love being… Continue reading Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013
Philanthropic Bartenders Making Waves in Communities
My latest article on Huffington Post highlights an amazing group of bartenders making a huge impact in their local communities. It was a privilege for me to hear their stories and be able to write this piece. Philanthropic Bartenders Making Waves in Communities
Making some year-end donations and encountered this lengthy required field. It is certainly all encompassing, though could someone explain ‘The’ to me? Could I be The Jen Bokoff? Had to share because really, donating is fun on every level and welcomes all. If you want more of “The Jen Bokoff’s” thoughts on giving, here are some of… Continue reading
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