How to Make the Most of Your Volunteer Time

If you lead a busy work life yet are passionate about philanthropy, as I am, then you know how precious your volunteer time is. Or, if you’re thinking about volunteering for the first time, then you should know that, if you allow it, your time spent volunteering can be an incredible and fulfilling experience. Volunteering […]

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 […]

Two Birds, One Fitness Band: Introducing the Kid Power Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers like the FitBit and Apple Watch can be great for health-conscious individuals dedicated to monitoring their steps on a daily basis, but even if they’re effective in helping one reach their fitness goals, it’s unlikely that anyone would go so far as to say their fitness tracker makes them feel inspired or gives […]

The Personal Benefits of Volunteer Work

It may sound paradoxical, but volunteer work can be a selfish thing. Yes, I said that right: volunteer work can be selfish. Now, let me explain what I mean. Obviously, your main motivation in volunteering your time or money to a cause should be selfless– you should be compelled to support a cause not to […]

How to Build a Philanthropic Company Culture

As an entrepreneur, I’ve had to learn how to effectively manage my time. With all the responsibilities associated with running my own company, I’ve become an expert multitasker. I have every right to lead the life I want to lead and have found ways to get the most enjoyment out of my life without compromising […]

5 Apps That Allow You to Save Lives From Your Phone

You don’t have to wear a red cape and fly around the city fighting crime to be a superhero. And you don’t have to have a ton of time and money, either. You can make a difference every day by downloading a mobile charity app for your smartphone. If you have the time to volunteer […]

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 […]

Charity on a Budget

If you have a superfluous amount of money, so much so that you couldn’t possibly spend it all in a lifetime, then it only makes sense to give large amounts of it away to charity. According to Forbes, Bill and Melinda gates are the most charitable people in America, having donated $30.2 billion (37% of […]

Why Do People Donate?

Unless you have an unlimited cache of money, no matter how generous and giving you are, you can’t possibly donate to every charity out there. If you’ve donated to charities in the past, then there are probably a variety of factors influencing your beneficence. Maybe you have a personal connection to a certain charity, like […]