Category: People & Projects

Giving Tuesday presents a brighter portrait of the American experience

Giving Tuesday couples year-end giving with post-Thanksgiving consumerism; contrasted by Black Friday, it represents a brighter pillar of American life, charity. “If you end up with a massive money hangover after the five-day holiday shopping mania that stretches from Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday to Cyber Monday, the antidote is Giving Tuesday.… MORE >>

Israel aims to break international record on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is an answer to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and this year Israel aims to break the international record for giving on a single day.… MORE >>

Catholic Charities of Denver is a leading provider for the homeless

Homelessness in Denver appears to be on the rise, and the Catholic Charities in Denver has been leading the charge in serving the homeless. “A newly released estimate by the U.S.… MORE >>

Zuckerberg gives $20M for high speed Internet in schools: a sign of a new era of educational philanthropy

Zuckerberg announces a $20M gift to bring high-speed Internet access to public schools; this move marks a shift both in Zuckerberg’s giving and a sample of a new era of ed philanthropy.… MORE >>

Fabricator of Asian educational derring-do retires four years too late

Greg Mortensen will retire from Central Asia Institute in January, an announcement that critics are calling 4 years too late; they also wonder why Mortensen will be used as a consultant.… MORE >>

Build 260 charter schools in Los Angeles: goal for Great Public Schools Now

A nonprofit, Great Public Schools Now, funded by Eli Broad,  has been formed to build up to 260 charter schools in the Los Angeles area, bringing ed choice into the public square.… MORE >>

Facebook enters crowdfunding arena with “Fundraisers”

Facebook sets up sites specifically for nonprofits to improve fundraising efforts around the globe: the pages called “Fundraisers” allow users to contribute directly to the nonprofit.… MORE >>

Gang prevention nonprofit works with teens in Colorado Springs

At the end of a life in gangs, abusing drugs and alcohol, with a five percent chance of survival, Estevan Medina received mercy and founded a gang prevention nonprofit in Colorado Springs.… MORE >>

Unostentatious bicoastal philanthropy in the arts, education, and community projects

Aaron Sosnick is the principal trustee of La Vida Feliz Foundation, and uses his foundation quietly to  support philanthropy in the arts, education, human services, and community projects.… MORE >>

How do the arts attract patrons from the millennial generation?

Patrons of the arts have long gifted our nation by supporting the experience of beauty through museums, concert halls, and opera houses, but how do the arts garner new patrons?… MORE >>

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