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Philanthropy Is Good Business

Philanthropy Is Good Business

When she was growing up, Joley and her mother used to experiment with the natural herbs they grew, and would create creams and lotions that they gave as gifts. Then people wanted to buy them. So she started a company, got funding and hired the technical help needed to ensure the quality of the products, […]

Zuckerberg’s Philanthropy Project Makes First Major Investment in Africa

Zuckerberg’s Philanthropy Project Makes First Major Investment in Africa

Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy venture has made its first major investment, leading a funding round in a startup that trains and recruits software developers in Africa. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, created by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, led a $24 million Series B funding in Andela, the startup said on Thursday. […]

Here’s Why Successful Businesswomen Prioritize Philanthropy

Here’s Why Successful Businesswomen Prioritize Philanthropy

As a businesswoman in the commercial real estate industry and a philanthropist in the New York City community, I’m well aware that philanthropy can amplify one’s success and crystalize the vital relationship between giving back and enhancing business performance. When intelligently coupled, business and philanthropy build upon each another to produce both social and financial […]

Time To Honor The Fearless Donor

Time To Honor The Fearless Donor

Too often – I’ve been guilty of this, too – fundraisers focus excessively on the acquisition of the new donor. We spend a lot of time and resources crafting the right message, testing potential activation strategies, and building engagement programs in hopes of growing our base of supporters. The problem is that we get so […]

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Asia’s Youngest Philanthropist talks to Philanthropy Impact about her family business and the task of taking over the family foundation. Roshni Nadar Malhotra is CEO of HCL Corporation, a $6.5 billion leading technology and healthcare and enterprise) and a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Founded in 1994 by her father, the foundation focuses on […]

Gates Foundation Commits $80m To Women’s Development

Gates Foundation Commits $80m To Women’s Development

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a three-year $80 million commitment to close the gender data gap and accelerate progress for women and girls around the world. Making the announcement at the three-day women’s conference taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, Co-chair of the Foundation, Melinda Gates, said the funding will help fill critical […]

Philanthropy As A Platform For Civic Leadership

Philanthropy As A Platform For Civic Leadership

Philanthropy often is the tie that binds communities together. From city to city, state to state, country to country, the vast majority of people benefit from andor participate in philanthropy. The true power of philanthropy, however, lies beyond the art and practice of grantmaking and is tied up with its ability — and responsibility — to equip […]

A Philanthropist Drills Down to Discover Why Programs Work

A Philanthropist Drills Down to Discover Why Programs Work

PHILANTHROPISTS have poured millions of dollars into improving education in the United States — paying for new buildings, buying new computers and even creating new charter schools. Susan Crown, a member of the billionaire Crown family of Chicago, is trying something different. Two years ago, she began working with organizations that seek to foster character […]

Prince, the Secret Philanthropist: ‘His Cause Was Humanity’

Prince, the Secret Philanthropist: ‘His Cause Was Humanity’

It began with an anonymous check about 10 years ago. Environmental and human rights activist Van Jones was working on George W. Bush’s Green Jobs Act when he received a $50,000 donation and no name attached to it. “I promptly returned it,” he recalls. “I’m not taking anonymous checks for $50,000. It could be from […]

The Art of Saying No as a Philanthropist

The Art of Saying No as a Philanthropist

  SOMETIMES the hardest part of being a philanthropist is saying no — particularly if the request comes from worthy organizations or equally well-heeled friends. “We start from a place of empathy,” said Susan Wolf Ditkoff, partner and co-head of the philanthropy practice at the Bridgespan Group, a consultancy. “It’s hard to say no to […]