E-Philanthropy

Facebook COO Donates Another $100M to Charity
August 18, 2017 at 11:03 am

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg just made her second $100 million charitable donation in less than a year. At the end of July, Sandberg donated 590,000 Facebook shares worth nearly $100 million to the Sheryl Sandberg & David Goldberg Family Fund, a philanthropic fund at Fidelity Charitable, according to a regulatory filing released on Thursday. This donation follows a similar…

Taylor Swift Makes 'Generous' Donation to Charity for Sexual Assault Victims
August 17, 2017 at 10:07 am

After Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift said she would be donating to charities that aid the survivors of sexual assault, she made good on that promise Wednesday by giving an undisclosed but "generous" amount to the Joyful Heart Foundation, the organization confirmed to E! News. "Joyful Heart is honored to be recognized by Taylor Swift for…

Is This Smart 'BEAM' Button the Future of Philanthropy?
August 11, 2017 at 10:47 am

Most Millennials consider themselves social activists and want to make the world a better place, but our current culture of “clicktivism” leads to relatively little impact and blurs the line between boots-on-the-ground cause-based work and idle browsing. And, while the Internet and social media have catalyzed extraordinary movements like the Obama Campaign and electing LGBT…

Mastercard's Big Data for Good Initiative: Data Philanthropy on the Front Lines
August 11, 2017 at 10:43 am

Much has been written about big data initiatives and the efforts of market leaders to derive critical business insights faster. Less has been written about initiatives by some of these same firms to apply big data and analytics to a different set of issues, which are not solely focused on revenue growth or bottom line…

Rita Ora Doesn’t Hesitate to Jump in to Give Philanthropic Causes a Boost
August 9, 2017 at 9:38 pm

Rita Ora, the 26-year-old British pop star and fashion icon, is this year’s recipient of the Variety + H&M Conscious Award for her outstanding philanthropic work, but she’s been involved with charity organizations for years. Her most recent cause is the London Fire Relief Fund, a division of the British Red Cross that helps rehabilitate those who…

Penn State Philanthropy Campaign Ahead of Schedule in First Year
July 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

"A Greater Penn State” is proving to be pretty great so far. The university's five-year fundraising campaign has just closed out its first year. With 20 percent of the effort in the bag, officials say it is ahead of schedule. In fact, it has already eclipsed the $300 million raised in the 1986 to 1990…

Learning to Bridge a Generation Gap in Philanthropy
July 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

A decade ago, shortly before their daughter, Caitlin Heising, started her freshman year at Brown University, Liz Simons, a former teacher, and her husband, Mark Heising, the founder of an investment firm, established the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family philanthropy focused initially on education, climate and the physical sciences. “I’ve always asked a lot of questions…

12 ways to engage your zero-dollar fundraisers
July 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg just made her second $100 million charitable donation in less than a year. At the end of July, Sandberg donated 590,000 Facebook shares worth nearly $100 million to the Sheryl Sandberg & David Goldberg Family Fund, a philanthropic fund at Fidelity Charitable, according to a regulatory filing released on Thursday. This donation follows a similar […]

‘Godmother’ of Fashion Takes on a Philanthropic State of Mind
June 28, 2017 at 11:46 am

Does the name Diane von Furstenberg ring a bell? Most known for her elegant fashion designs and hefty price tags, the Belgium-born American fashion designer turned in her creative director role last year to Jonathan Saunders and is entering her next phase of life with a philanthropic state of mind...

Marketing Your NonProfit With Zero Budget
May 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg just made her second $100 million charitable donation in less than a year. At the end of July, Sandberg donated 590,000 Facebook shares worth nearly $100 million to the Sheryl Sandberg & David Goldberg Family Fund, a philanthropic fund at Fidelity Charitable, according to a regulatory filing released on Thursday. This donation follows a similar […]