Category: People & Projects

Reid Hoffman funds international giving software

Reid Hoffman is leading a group of investors to give $13M in seed money to build a software that will allow more direct transfer of funds throughout the world.… MORE >>

Bunker RDU helps vets start up businesses

Chicago-based Bunker RDU puts resources towards helping vets not just get a job but learn the craft of starting a business and enter into the entrepreneurial world.… MORE >>

Crowdfunding, a modern take on classical charity

The digital platforms allow for classical philanthrolocalism to thrive by giving to local needs; crowdfunding is being used in the Yakima Valley to help with healthcare costs.… MORE >>

Target will no longer give to schools

The large retailer will end its “Take Charge of Education” campaign; instead of giving to the education of students, it will not focus on health. “Posters inside Target stores often tout the amount of money the retailer has given to nearby schools over the years through its “Take Charge of Education” program in which it sends 1 percent of every Redcard holders’ purchase to a school of his or her choice.… MORE >>

Calais Campbell makes the AZ Cardinals proud on and off the field

Arizona Cardinal fans have a reason to be proud of their team other than their season record: Calais Campbell will give money to a charity designated by a fan.… MORE >>

Jimmy’s giving in attitude in the southern American latitudes

Jimmy Buffett uses his amassed fortunes to give to a variety of causes around the country, but primarily in the South. “Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett is likely best known for “Margaritaville,” a 1977 song that was inspired by a drink he discovered in Austin, Texas.… MORE >>

John Von Kannon, friend of and fundraiser for conservativism, dies at 66

A natural fundraiser who raised over $1B for conservative groups , John Von Kannon has died; he was known for creating a sense of community among donors.… MORE >>

MyCheck and Round It Up America are joining forces to allow patrons to give while eating

MyCheck will feature Round It Up America to provide its patrons the opportunity to give to charity instantly from their mobile phone. “In a joint commitment to charitable giving, MyCheck, an innovative mobile payment technology platform, and Round It Up America® (RIUA), a non-profit organization striving to make change across America through a simple, yet powerful restaurant-driven charitable giving program, have entered into an agreement whereby MyCheck will feature RIUA in its mobile payment technology platform.… MORE >>

Cupid shoots herself in the foot – does not register charity

A high profile matchmaker asked her clients to donate to charity, and her own was among the list; however, Pari Livermore’s charity was never registered. “Pari Livermore has been profiled by some of the biggest names in news for her matchmaking service, which gives profits to charity.… MORE >>

Indianapolis “citizen intent” gives pedestrians walkable city

Indianapolis sells it public utility and listens to its citizens to use the $500M to make the city more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. “Making a city greener, more walkable, and more bikable is usually a bigger job than private philanthropy can takes on, which leads to tough questions around equality and public good.… MORE >>

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