The following guest post is by Michael Moody, the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy in the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University and Sharna Goldseker, the… Continue
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I Should Be More Charitable. But How? By Katy McLaughlin AnneIsabelle This year, when we filed our tax return, the line for charitable donations contained a very small number. Tax time is never a laugh riot for two confirmed tightwad, money-worriers like us. But this time, that charitable-donation number irked me in particular. My husband, Alejandro, on the other hand, thought it looked just fine. “If you want to give away money, give to my dad,” he said, as usual. We, along with Alejandro’s… Continue
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By Rick Moyers
A rising generation of younger donors and philanthropic leaders could bring new money to nonprofits and fresh energy to their boardrooms—if boards can overcome their current dysfunction enough to engage them.…
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Joshua, from your experience, do you think generational differences exist in women’s attitudes towards money and philanthropy? Why or why not?
Yes, I believe that generational differences exist in women’s attitudes towards money and philanthropy. I'm finishing up a Master's course "Women, Philanthropy, Money" at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. I have come to understand how attitudes about money… Continue
Added by The EnVest Foundation on February 28, 2013 at 11:00am —
40 Under 40 Folks
Just wanted to share this article I read about the Next Generation of Philanthropists and thought it was very relevant to our collective:
Added by Charles J. Evans on February 11, 2013 at 2:09pm —
Good Afternoon and Happy New Year Everyone! Continue
As you all know, our lawmakers reached a deal regarding the fiscal cliff. The deal does impact charitable giving, specifically as it pertains to the IRA Roll-over provisions for 2012. Crescendo provided a great synopsis of the impact of this legislation on charitable giving and I wanted to share it with each of you. It is broken down by each piece of legislation and the impact that it will have on charitable giving. Please see…
Added by The EnVest Foundation on January 3, 2013 at 4:02pm —
The Glover Report: The 6th Annual EnVest Foundation 40under40 Awards Recognition Dinner :: Christine Carter, Joshua Humbert christine carter joshua humbert National Press Club: Christine Carter of Against All Odds in NJ and EnVest Managing Director & Founder Joshua Humbert (WASHINGTON - December 2, 2012) - Recently, Christine Carter of Against All Odds in Newark, NJ was honored at the 6th Annual EnVest Foundation 40under40 Awards Recognition Dinner at the National Press Club. Carter, for… Continue
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November 5, 2012
Wealthy Americans, Meet Historically Black Colleges. Again.
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By John Silvanus Wilson Jr.
When Booker T. Washington, an ex-slave, looked out at a sea of faces gathered to hear him speak on April 14, 1903, in New York's Madison Square Garden Concert Hall, he had an audience that any truly ambitious college president would covet. In addition to the former U.S. President Grover Cleveland, who introduced… Continue
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Wealthy philanthropists ‘becoming more impact driven’ Article | 30 October, 2012 09:34 AM | By Attracta Mooney Wealthy philanthropists ‘becoming more impact driven’ The rich are no longer happy to simply give money to charity – instead they are volunteering more and becoming strategic in their philanthropic donations. That’s according to the 2012 Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy, carried out by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. It found that 95% of wealthy… Continue
Added by The EnVest Foundation on November 7, 2012 at 10:26am —
Mason company’s corporate philanthropy program attracts millennials
October 23rd, 2012, 11:12 am
Cindi Andrews reports:
Jenni Eilers started volunteering with Luxottica during college, while she was working as an optician in a LensCrafters store. Connections made during… Continue
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- Company did little charitable giving under late CEO Steve Jobs
- Apple now America's most valuable company, and set to become even richer after winning a $1.5billion patent lawsuit against Samsung
- Under new CEO Tim Cook, Apple gave a reported $100million to charity last year
By DAILY… Continue
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Many donors look at their charitable efforts and wonder: Does the nonprofit I'm supporting really have an impact? What can I do to make my philanthropy more effective? Being an effective philanthropist doesn't depend on the amount of time or money you give but rather upon how you approach your giving.
Here are 10 steps to achieving philanthropy that makes a difference:
1. Determine why you're giving and what outcomes you want to achieve. The reasons individuals give… Continue
Added by The EnVest Foundation on July 16, 2012 at 3:30pm —
“Wouldn’t you rather your donations achieve a lot rather than a little? Then you’ll need to get serious and proactive. If you do it wrong, you can easily waste your entire donation.”
Caroline Fiennes is not one to pull her punches when talking about charitable giving, but the more I talk to her, or read her new book – ‘It Ain’t What You Give It’s The Way That You Give It’ – the more it becomes apparent that her philosophy is not all that different from…
Added by The EnVest Foundation on July 11, 2012 at 4:09pm —
I grew up believing that ‘philanthropy’ and ‘investment’ were two distinct things and not to be confused. They both serve the public, but in different ways; investment in business by [hopefully] producing worthy products at enough profit to make a good living for employees, executives, and entrepreneurs. [Milton Friedman is wrong; “maximizing shareholder value” is not the main purpose of a business. The main…
Added by The EnVest Foundation on June 29, 2012 at 12:17pm —
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"You'd be surprised at how unfriendly this industry can be," Amie* confessed. "When I first worked here (at an international NGO in Melbourne), nobody wanted to help me with anything."
People are often surprised to hear that a sector such as development, which should theoretically value empathy and sharing, can be so competitive. Why is there so much competitiveness in development? Whether it's jobs, resources or attention, it seems everyone's competing… Continue
Added by The EnVest Foundation on June 27, 2012 at 2:05pm —
For Good Philanthropy, Passion Is What You Need
New Philanthropy Capital supports Spear's 1 Per Cent Campaign because it is a powerful impetus for wealth individuals to think about their giving. NPC's experience suggests that part of getting the 1 Per Cent to do more good involves helping them to do good better, says Plum Lomax Continue
WE WERE HIGH up in an office overlooking Green Park running…
Added by The EnVest Foundation on June 18, 2012 at 12:17pm —
Millennials are young professionals, ages 20-35, whom are more tech-savvy and globally connected than the generations before them. Nonprofits face the challenge of engaging these individuals in becoming more involved volunteers, leaders, and donors.
In the third annual… Continue
Added by The EnVest Foundation on June 15, 2012 at 2:13pm —
Reuters, February 23rd, 2012
African American donors give away higher percentages of their incomes than white donors, according to a new study.
But they don't see themselves as big players in the charitable arena, and…
Added by The EnVest Foundation on June 5, 2012 at 3:49pm —
In a few weeks we will be releasing the 2012 Millennial Impact report and unsurprisingly my generations love of Facebook and smartphones plays a big role in the report. While I can’t wait for nonprofits to take advantage of the research and suggestions in the report for connecting with Millennials, I must write a note of caution to all.
Technology is not just for us young’ins. Don’t believe me – maybe you will believe my dad.
My dad is in his early 60s, recently retired… Continue
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