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
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
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
The two groups, the twin engines of wealth-creation in our time, both donate substantially. But these rich are different from Fortune 500 CEOs. Hedge-fund and tech-sector donors aren’t content to write checks for established programs, says Bruce Flessner, a principal at Bentz Whaley Flessner, which advises non-profits on how to score grants. Rather, the hedgies… Continue reading
Last year I blogged about Brackets with Benefits (and April Madness, too!), and this year, another great way to get psyched for the NCAA tournament is to enter the One Percent Foundation's pool called Grant MADNESS. In this third annual competition for good, you donate $10 (the first 500 entries are matched by MerchSource… double… Continue reading Grant MADNESS
Are you interested in or actively giving of your time and/or money? Please take this survey, which will hopefully collect some helpful data about how our generation donates and engages with nonprofits. It is a bit biased towards giving through technologies, but since there is less data about this currently, I’m ok with it. These… Continue reading In the 18 – 35ish demographic?
Speaking of Kmart, anonymous donors paid off tons of layaway purchases recently so that families in need could have holiday gifts without the financial strain. This warms my heart, and I hope it inspires more acts of kindness.Speaking of Kmart...
The choice should include not just your personal reasons and goals for giving to a particular cause. Your giving should be grounded in some understanding of where the greatest needs are, and which organizations are doing the best job. Most charitable gifts go to organizations that are already wealthy. Much less goes to organizations struggling… Continue reading
Giving is actually a habit, and once you have it, it’s a really hard habit to break. Daniel Kaufman, the cofounder of the One Percent Foundation
That’s exactly what Carlo Garcia (Twitter, Tumblr) has been doing for the last year and counting. This year, he basically picked one nonprofit organization a day, researched and wrote about it, and then donated usually $5 or $10. The organizations could (and did!) then use Carlo’s giving to get others on board, and readers of… Continue reading Imagine giving a little something everyday….