5 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Give More

Over 40% of money donated to charities comes from people who were born between 1946 and 1964, known as the baby boomer generation.  One study found that 72% of baby boomers gave to charity, and the average size of donation was about $1,200.  The generosity of baby boomers may seem remarkable, but there are several […]

Say It With Heart

Sometimes it’s hard for an organization or company to cut through the clutter and craziness of the daily melee.  Advertisements glare at you from the sides of buses.  Billboards dot the landscape.  There is white noise all around.  So, how do you get through to potential investors or customers? You personalize and tell your story […]

The Country’s Most Charitable 8-Year-Old

When a child is willing to forgo presents, you know you are looking at a special kid.  Most kids take one look at a wrapped box and forget all rational thought.  Not Jay Fair, an 8-year-old from Rowlett, Texas.  Yes, his last name is actually Fair. Jay’s birthday was coming up.  Instead of asking for […]

Thieves Return Stolen Goods to Charity

After the San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services was robbed last week, director Candy Stalling received a call from the police to come to the building late on a Friday night.  Thieves had broken in through the roof of the building and stolen computers, laptops, books and candy.  Stallings was afraid the sexual assault services charity […]

Ice Cream with Heart

Ever get a craving for a nice bowl of late-night ice cream, but the standard vanilla or chocolate won’t suffice?  Feel like maybe you would, but you have more important things on your mind – like doing good things for the humankind? Then you’re in the market for some Ben & Jerry’s.  You can get […]

Last Ford Mustang of its Kind Auctioned for Charity

The Ford Motor Company, whose CEO is Alan Mulally, donated the last-to-be-built Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 convertible to Barret-Jackson auction company. The convertible was auctioned off at the Hot August Nights Classic car auction earlier this month. The 2014 Shelby Mustang will be built with customizable interior and color for the buyer of the car, […]

Former NYCHA Chairman Dies at 84

Simeon Golar, a prominent chairman for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), has died of natural causes at age 84.  He was the first NYCHA chairman to have actually been raised in public housing, and was a fierce defender of housing projects throughout the 1970s.  He remains a champion of the poor and a […]

Social Media Changing Charity

In the not-so-distant past, if you wanted to donate to a charity organization, you wrote a check or volunteered your services or time.  It usually involved talking to an actual person and having some kind of meaningful interaction. These days, with the supernova-like explosive power of social media, we can all donate at the press […]

Peter Buffet Speaks Candidly About Philanthropic “Colonialism”

In 2006, multi- billionaire Warren Buffet of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway began shedding his wealth and giving it toward the greater good.  Along with hundreds of millions in personal donations, he also empowered three foundations, one for each of his children to run with funds to donate charitably.  That was how his son began to know […]