Should You Start a Nonprofit or a Social Enterprise?

The rise of social enterprises has helped to make the world a slightly better place, as companies that care try to do good by the world around them, through partnerships, direct donations, or any number of other plans. But while they have contributed to the good in the world, they’ve also complicated the charitable field, […]

6 Tips for Raising a Child to Be Philanthropic

If you’re a philanthropist yourself—no matter the amount or size of your gifts—you probably want your children to follow in your footsteps and learn the values of generosity and kindness to other living beings. But sometimes it seems like there’s so much distraction, you don’t know if your hopes are falling on deaf ears. Here are […]

What Makes Altruism Go Viral?

Viral altruism refers to a “new breed of wildly successful online charity campaigns,” best personified by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014. That campaign raised $115 million, but when attempted the next year brought in less than 1 percent of that total. The ephemeral nature of viral anything, which catches on like wildfire and […]

Can Patreon Serve as a Nonprofit Fundraising Tool?

The Internet has changed the way we do a lot of things, and there are many platforms available for crowdsourcing—that is, raising money through small payments or donations by a large number of people. These have been particularly useful not only to artists, who they are often created to serve, but also to nonprofit organizations. […]

Volunteering: A Great Way to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions

Now is the time when everyone is thinking about what they’re going to resolve to do next year. Maybe you want to make more friends. Perhaps you’re looking to get healthier and happier, advance your career, or even have more fun. Did you know volunteering can do all of those things? Let’s take a quick […]

Bequests Can Benefit Nonprofits and Donors Alike

One form of charitable giving that many people have likely not thought about is the legacy gift—that is, leaving a donation in one’s will. In the U.S., legacy giving provides about $19 billion per year in charitable donations. In the UK, £2.044 billion is raised through planned gifts, while in Canada, the total is about […]

Nonprofits Need to Adapt to the New Political Climate

Republicans now control not only the White House, but the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as 33 governorships and, most likely, the Supreme Court in a short amount of time. President-elect Trump has proposed or appointed a number of individuals who have made known their desire to end or drastically curtail many […]

Big Changes Coming To the Nonprofit World

Many of us in the nonprofit field were no doubt surprised when Donald Trump won the presidential election, especially those whose work is going to get that much harder in the coming years. Given what we know about Trump’s plans, and with Republicans cementing a majority in Congress and among governors, we can expect that […]

How to Help Homeless Youth

With both hurricane season in the southeast and winter approaching the north, people have been taking this time to stock up on supplies. Everyone’s grabbing extra batteries and cans of soup. Many forget that this is an especially tough time of your for those without a roof over their head. This is especially true for […]

Don’t Lose Sight of the Details While Looking at the Big Picture

In a world that is increasingly interconnected, it’s important to think about the big picture, especially if you’re dealing with a problem as significant as ISIL. But big pictures have lots of detail in them, and it can be easy to get caught up in the major shapes of the big picture, while losing sight […]