How to Host a Successful Fundraiser

Fundraising may sound fun in theory (it has the word fun in it, after all), but it can be hard work organizing a fundraiser, let alone having much success with it. Gone are the days when you could set up a lemonade stand in your neighborhood and your cute face was enough to get people […]

The Difference Between Charity and Philanthropy

The words “charity” and “philanthropy” are often used interchangeably, but (while similar) they do not have the exact same meaning and the difference is worth noting. Looking at the basic definitions of the words, it is easy to see how they are confused with one another. Charity is defined as “generous actions or donations to […]

The Risks of Crowdfunding

If you have a Facebook, then you’ve probably seen appeals for donations pop up on your newsfeed, be it someone raising money for an established charity or their own cause, such as health care for a sick relative. Crowdfunding, a form of crowdsourcing used to raise money for various causes and also used by many […]

MacArthur Foundation’s Generosity

Recognition is being deservedly given to the MacArthur Foundation. Having awarded 6.5 million dollars to Chicago nonprofit organizations revolving around the arts, the foundation is looking to lend a helping hand to the Windy City community through fortifying the foundation of its culture, art. In fact, the foundation articulates three main goals. They are as […]