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5 Tips for Finding the Best Board Members for Your Philanthropy

When you’re starting a new nonprofit or developing a board for an existing philanthropy, it’s important to find the best board for your organization. Leading an organization and making major decisions that affect everyone involved is a huge responsibility. For nonprofits, it can be even more challenging to find great board members because they’re often […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Neighbor in Need

Oftentimes, you might have a neighbor who could use a little help with something in their life. Whether they’re recovering from an injury, just lost a loved one, had a baby, or are elderly, there are various reasons someone in your neighborhood could need some help with errands or tasks around the house. Develop your […]

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What to Do if You’re Burnt Out from Philanthropy

A common issue facing philanthropists, especially those who lead an organization, is the feeling of burnout. You can put your entire life and soul into helping a cause and working toward some kind of solution, but it may seem like you’re never really making a difference for the cause you’re trying to help. Philanthropy is […]

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How to Be More Philanthropic in the Upcoming Holiday Season

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend time participating in more philanthropic endeavors. You likely have time off of work and there are days you’re free to do more philanthropic work. I’d like to offer some ways you can participate in philanthropy during the holidays. However, you should aim to make giving back a […]

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6 Ways to Host a Successful Fundraiser

Fundraisers are necessary in order for a philanthropy to continue to achieve their goals and work to better their cause. In essence, fundraisers are all about convincing people to use their money to enable your charity to reach its objective. You need to convince people that the philanthropy you work with is worthwhile and reliable […]

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4 Simple Steps You Can Take to Participate in Philanthropy

Many people express a desire to participate in philanthropy, but often complain that they have too little time to do so. I’ve already written about how to find time for philanthropy, no matter how busy you are, but here are some more tangible ways to actually get involved in philanthropy. It’s time to stop making […]

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How Philanthropy Helped People During Hurricane Katrina

As people rush to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, it’s important to take a look at how philanthropy helped people during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and onwards. It’s also worth examining the lessons we learned from Hurricane Katrina about what kind of aid is most needed during a natural disaster and what issues could […]

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The Best Philanthropies in the United States

With over $350 billion given to charity in just 2014, the United States is clearly a leader in philanthropy across the global community. Individual donations, local secular societies, and large scale religious institutions all do their part to funnel the fruits of their success toward segments of society in need. While it should be said […]

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How to Help People During a Natural Disaster

Unfortunately, it seems more and more common to hear about natural disasters. The world is more closely connected than ever before and the population has rapidly increased, leading to people living in places where few people lived before. As we hear about these natural disasters in the news, most people’s initial reaction is a desire […]

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Ways to Help Out Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims

Recently, Hurricane Harvey has battered Texas, particularly the Houston area. The storm is considered the worst to ever reach land in the United States and is more severe than Hurricane Katrina. News is continuously being updated and more and more people need assistance, whether it’s an emergency rescue, shelter, or simply food and water. Lots […]

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