New Startup Aims to Empower Donors With Information, Community

We all know about Charity Navigator and GuideStar, and how they are used by savvy donors and advisors to help provide direction for effective giving. But now there’s a new game in town. Giving Compass wants to be the go-to destination for the world of philanthropy. In spite of the fact that Americans are donating […]

Nonprofit Profile: Union Gospel Mission

The Union Gospel Mission is a religious organization that works to serve the homeless in the greater Seattle area. Their mission is to “serve, rescue and transform those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.” They do this by following a list of core values: Bold and courageous Diverse brilliance Passionate urgency Strategic […]

Philanthropy Profile: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The belief that every life has equal value is what motivates the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They strive to help all people all over the world lead healthy productive lives. This means different things in different places. In developing countries, this means improving people’s health and helping the lift them out of extreme poverty. […]

Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Seattle Symphony

Apparently pop sensation Taylor Swift is a big fan of the Seattle Symphony. The Seattle Symphony Orchestra recently announced an unexpected gift – a $50,000 donation from Taylor Swift, after revealing she was moved by a performance of “Becoming Ocean” by John Luther Adams during the 2013 Grammys. Not only did she fall in love […]

Seattle’s GiveBIG a big success

We recently discussed Seattle’s GiveBIG movement, a now annual event where residents of western Washington come together to give back to the community over the internet. This year, it was promised that GiveBIG would match charitable donations up to five hundred thousand dollars, and the foundation delivered on their promise. Then, due to the amazing […]

GiveBIG’s second year promises to spur excitement for Seattle charities

On May 2nd, theSeattle foundation pledges to partially match all donations Seattle residents make online. Residents are encouraged to do what they can to assist over 1,200 charities of their choosing. Such a show of solidarity means that your five dollar contribution is made next to thousands of others all showing support for nonprofit causes […]