"Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use." -Gamaliel Bailey

Philanthropic People Blog

Ways to Make the World Better Just by Using the Internet

Digital Philanthropy

In the Digital Age, people are used to instant results. You can search for anything online in mere seconds, order food that’s delivered to your door just by using an app, and purchase items from around the world with just a few clicks. Happily, this consumer-driven need for instant gratification can be used for good […]

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A Man is Listening to 168 hours of Nickelback for Charity

Nickelback

  People are willing to do all sorts of crazy things for a good cause; be it dangerous, humiliating or torturous, it’s amazing how far some do-gooders are willing to go for charity. On Monday, podcaster and Relevant magazine contributing editor Jesse Carey began a self-imposed “ultimate test of endurance” which involved listening to Nickelback’s […]

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Young Tech Donors Dominate Philanthropy 50

Bill and Melinda Gates, Bil Gates, Melinda Gates

When a lot of people think of the world’s top philanthropists, the image of an old business magnate writing checks from behind their desk might come to mind. Not so, says The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which recently reported that some of the most generous and influential philanthropists out there today are young people in tech […]

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New Initiative Could Help Thousands of Poor Farmers

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Smallholder farmers in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the Caribbean will soon benefit from a huge initiative to help poor rural communities. The Enhanced Livelihoods Investment Initiative (ELII) is a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action that will improve the livelihoods of as many as 300,000 smallholder farmers and their communities. Earlier this month, […]

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How to be Neighborly in Boston this Winter

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Generations of Bostonians are used to enduring low temperatures during the winter months, but nothing could have prepared the city’s residents for the record amounts of show they have received so far this year. “Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said he was at a loss for words Sunday, after yet another blizzard brought white-out conditions and […]

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How to Improve Your Life in 2015

Giving for your Health

We are over a month into 2015 and those big plans and resolutions you created in January might now be feeling just a little too big. That gym membership you’ve used once, the veggies you left uneaten and the bed you never got around to making on a daily basis are all adding up and […]

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Ways to Give Back while you Travel

Giving Tuesday

Having the funds and resources to travel abroad is a huge privilege. Every continent holds different adventures, experiences, and different landscapes and cultures that are just waiting to be explored. But how can you give back to the communities that are so gracious to have you along the way? Here are some ways to give […]

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Eva Longoria Tied to Charity Used to Pocket Millions

Eva Longoria

  Eva Longoria has long used her celebrity status to support important causes. The Eva Longoria foundation supports women and children in the United States Latino community, and her namesake foundation is just one of the many she donates vital funds to charities annually. It’s her dedication to philanthropy that makes a recent charity scandal […]

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Woodruff Arts Center Receives $6.6 million Grant

woodruff arts center

Earlier this month, the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta announced that it was awarded a $6.6 million grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation. According to Philanthropy News Digest, the grant is part of a three-year initiative to “provide families and students with greater access to its core art and arts education offerings.” The Woodruff […]

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Charity Fraudster Adam Shryock Faces Extended Sentence

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The founder of a fake charity fundraiser Boobies Rock! is now serving six more months in jail. Adam Shryock was taken to jail after the Denver judge found overwhelming evidence that he had violated his 2013 order. Back in 2013, it was discovered that Shryock’s fake charity misled thousands of people across the country by […]

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