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Dec
20
2013
Resolution-to-do-good
A special series on the 5 Giving Tuesdays—a campaign launched by the Case Foundation to celebrate the gift of giving this holiday season. Each week we will feature stories and resources showcasing the different ways you can give back to make a...
Dec
20
2013
Gift-of-warmth
A special series on the 5 Giving Tuesdays—a campaign launched by the Case Foundation to celebrate the gift of giving this holiday season. Each week we will feature stories and resources showcasing the different ways you can give back to make a...
Dec
08
2013
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela With the passing of Nelson Mandela, we say goodbye to one of our...
Dec
06
2013
Generosity and goodwill really are infectious, a University of California study has found. A study conducted by UC Berkeley and UC San Diego researchers found that when consumers were told a previous customer had already paid for their purchase and...
Dec
04
2013
Along with the usual reasons for losing weight, like fitting into a bikini and improving health, fitness experts say raising money for a good cause is another incentive for people to get in shape. Entering a charity run in memory of a loved one or a...
Oct
15
2013
Milllennials — that now infamous group of young men and women born between 1979 and 1994 — have been tagged with a number of labels: passionate, unpredictable, narcissistic, disruptive. As it turns out, they’re actually pretty giving, too. Now one...
Oct
15
2013
A couple of weeks ago, pianist Jonathan Biss was set to teach an online course on Beethoven’s Sonatas. A whopping 32,000 people signed up for the course when it went live, leaving Biss -- who expected a mere 1000 -- astonished. Aptly named, Massive...
Oct
15
2013
With government beset by perennial budget battles that make sufficient public funding for new social programs less likely, innovation to increase the reach and effectiveness of existing programs—whether public or private—becomes more essential than...
Aug
23
2013
The homepage of Internet.org, a new nonprofit initiative started by Mark Zuckerberg that aims to remove some of the barriers to Internet connectivity worldwide, looks like that of a traditional non-governmental organization. A video shows African...
Aug
21
2013
Impact investing--investing for both financial returns and social impact--is a popular topic these days; in one recent survey, impact investing was found to be more popular than traditional "socially responsible" investing among high net worth...
Aug
05
2013
Fundraising
Small companies can be powerful sources of fundraising help for charities of all sizes, says Joe Waters, founder of SelfishGiving.com and author of Cause Marketing for Dummies. For instance, Shake Shack, a small hamburger chain, raised more than $...
Jul
11
2013
MCON13
“Why do you care so much about Millennials?” A person in the audience at one of my recent speaking engagements asked me this question in relation to my research, The Millennial Impact, and the book I co-authored, Cause for Change: The Why and...

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