"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

Selling Papal Motorcycles for Charity


Since Pope Francis was elected to that office in 2013, he has made a reputation for himself as a very active decision maker. He has publicized bold stances on things like economics and gender equality, and has become known as a “cool” pope, something that few people probably expected from the office before he took […]

Continue Reading →

FTC Alleges Four Charities Stole $187 Million

Stealing money

The Federal Trade Commission, in a joint effort with attorneys general of all 50 states, have announced that a group of charities, purportedly started to help cancer survivors, are fraudulent. The Cancer Fund for America, the Breast Cancer Society, the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, and Cancer Support Services are alleged to have defrauded donors […]

Continue Reading →

Looking for a Career in the Non-Profit Field? Start Here!


Are you looking to find work in the non-profit field? If helping people is your passion, it might be a good fit, but finding that work can be difficult. In addition to the various normal hurdles of finding a job, like proving that you’re a worthy candidate or actually landing an interview, just finding non-profit […]

Continue Reading →

Kravis Leadership Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary


The Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College sponsors education programs to help students develop their fullest potential through curricular and experimental learning. Named after prominent philanthropist and businessman Henry R. Kravis, a CMC alumna, the Leadership Institute is also well known for awarding major funds to worthy causes like Helen Keller International and Mothers2Mothers […]

Continue Reading →

Beware of Emails Looking for Donations

Email scam

If you’re reading this, you are no doubt familiar with SPAM emails, and you likely realize that many of those emails are scams, trying to get your money or your personal information. Unfortunately, some scammers try to take advantage of others’ generosity by pretending to be a charity looking for donations. This is much more […]

Continue Reading →

Crowdfunding Your Charity


Crowdfunding, using the Internet to raise money from large groups of people from across the country or the world, is a relatively new but very useful tool in generating capital. Companies often use it to generate investment from customers, and creative types use it to get the money to make films and other products. But […]

Continue Reading →

Helping Out During a Crisis


While regular giving is the most effective way to help others, sometimes an event happens that needs an immediate response. Earthquakes, tsunamis and the like require a lot of help form charitable people. But giving in these situations is not the same as donating to a regularly operating charity. When you want to help out […]

Continue Reading →

Brazil is Rich with Mentorship Opportunities


According to the director of entrepreneurial education of Endeavor Brazil, Renata Chilvarquer, the realities of business-minded students in the country are harsh. In a country where only 1.5% of businesses are considered high growth, those who wish to break out and start their own businesses or entrepreneurships face harder certainties than others in higher-income countries. […]

Continue Reading →

Considering CEO Salary When Choosing a Charity to Support


You want to donate to a charity, but you want to make sure that you’re a well-informed donor. So what questions do you ask of a charity before helping out? There are a few obvious choices, which should likely be the first questions you ask. What does the charity do? Who do they help? Are […]

Continue Reading →

Art Institute of Chicago Gets Largest Gift Ever

Art Institute of Chicago

Great news from the Art Institute of Chicago: it has received the largest philanthropic gift in their history a few weeks ago! According to the Chicago Tribune, a major private contemporary art collection with the value estimated at $400 million is being donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and […]

Continue Reading →