Muslim-Led Fundraiser to Help Repair Vandalized Jewish Cemetery
February 24, 2017 at 6:23 am

After an anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Muslim activists helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help repair the vandalism. Steve Inskeep reports. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Now we have a story about one religious group helping another. Yesterday, workers started righting headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis.…

Harvard University Names Rihanna Humanitarian of the Year
February 24, 2017 at 6:20 am

Rihanna is Harvard-bound—not to study, but to pick up the university's prestigious Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. The Barbados-born singer will receive her award next Tuesday at the university. "Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,"…

Best Friends Mails A Practical Involvement Device
February 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

A direct mail package from an animal rescue gets donors to focus on the dogs and cats they care for … as well as their own. Mailer Name: Best Friends Animal Society Date Mailed: February 2016 Based in Utah, Best Friends is the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary for cats, dogs and other animals. This effort, mailed […]

5 Myths of Evergreen Philanthropy: Part 1
February 23, 2017 at 11:03 am

You see, philanthropists are people just like us. They have their own set of dreams and aspirations. They, too, have core values they seek to realize in their lives. And it’s on these that philanthropists have their focus...

Fundraisers Come Together to Create Thrive Marketing Group
February 22, 2017 at 9:53 am

Ellen Cobb Church and Jennifer Mercer have teamed up to launch the Thrive Marketing Group, according to a company release. Thrive is a team of fundraising professionals who will take traditional fundraising strategies and combine them with new emerging insights and strategies to meet the needs of their clients.

First Comprehensive Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Initiative Launched in Africa
February 22, 2017 at 9:22 am

The President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama of the Republic of Botswana, the Honorable Minister Dorcas Makgato of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital through public-private partnerships with the governments of Botswana, Uganda…

Humble Bundle Raises Over $6.5M For Charity
February 22, 2017 at 9:08 am

Humble Bundle’s recent charitable effort, the Humble Freedom Bundle, was a major success. The company announced yesterday that it sold more than 200,000 units of the package, which included several acclaimed games and books, with a final tally of $6.43 million going straight to organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union. All proceeds of the…

Wawa Foundation Wants to Donate $50M by 2018 (And They're Almost There)
February 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

The Wawa Foundation plans on hitting its goal of $50 million in donations by 2018, and it is well on its way. Since 2014, the foundation has donated over $33 million towards three areas: health, hunger and everyday heroes through grants and in-store fundraising. In 2016 alone, the foundation totaled $11.6 million in contributions...

DonorSee: An App Connecting Philanthropists to Those in Need
February 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Philanthropy can be a funny business. Let’s say you’re a do-gooder in Malawi, and you hear about a little girl who has been attacked by a crocodile. She is badly hurt, but her family has no money for medical care at a private clinic. What do you do? The traditional philanthropic approach would be, approximately,…