"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

Charity Donation App Tinbox Promotes Free Giving

If you could give one dollar of someone else’s money to a charity of your choosing each day, would you? The creators of Tinbox are confident that most people would, which is exactly why they started their charitable mobile app. The Paris-based startup Tinbox was founded in January of last year by a couple of […]

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Endeavor Awarded 2015 Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership


The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership was established in 2006, to create a process to choose a worthy annual recipient. The organization looks to reward and praise worthy institutions that impact and inspire communities around the world. Endeavor’s mission statement is to help High-Impact Entrepreneurs unleash their potential by providing an unrivaled network […]

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft Continues Late Wife’s Philanthropic Legacy


The Boston Globe weaves an amusing tale—New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft called Donna Smith Sharff the day before Thanksgiving. When he told her that he would like to make a $100,000 gift to the Children’s Room, she was in shock—probably because she didn’t know that Kraft was the billionaire owner of the successful NFL […]

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Donating Goods Instead of Cash?


Have you considered donating goods to charity instead of cash? It can be worthwhile, under the right circumstances, to donate clothes or household goods: you get rid of some clutter and help out a charity. Everybody wins. It’s not really that simple though, and like any charitable donation, giving physical goods requires some thought. Perhaps […]

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Michael Bloomberg Believes Philanthropy Should “Embolden Government”

Michael Bloomberg, widely recognized philanthropist and former New York mayor, believes that modern philanthropists should work with governments to encourage them to experiment and take risks they couldn’t or wouldn’t take on their own. Bloomberg writes “Some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.” Bloomberg […]

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NetHope: Providing Technology Around the World


When it comes to providing technology and developing infrastructure to developing countries, few organizations come close to the scale of NetHope. Under the leadership of organizers including director Cory Eaves of General Atlantic, NetHope brings together 42 humanitarian organizations from around the world to provide communication and technology to the areas most in need. NetHope […]

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Apple’s Tim Cook Plans to Give His Fortune to Philanthropic Efforts

Extraordinary people often make the best philanthropists, and that appears to be the case for Tim Cook. Cook, Apple’s CEO, plans to give away his wealth to philanthropic projects. As Apple’s CEO, Cook has accrued hundreds of millions of dollars, the vast majority of which he will donate to others. Cook was close with Jobs […]

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LeBron James Accepts Philanthropy Award from Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

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On Tuesday, LeBron James accepted an award of honor from the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce. The H. Peter Burg Leadership Award was presented to Mr. James in recognition of his leadership and many philanthropic efforts in the city of Akron. James began his NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. In 2010, he […]

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Helping Donors Give Intelligently with Charity Navigator

You want to put your money to good use, and you want to help people, but there are a lot of charities out there, and figuring out how, or who, to give your money can be daunting. Luckily, Charity Navigator is here to help. Itself a non-profit, Charity Navigator researches and evaluates other charities along […]

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StreetWise Partners Raises $275K at Annual Charity Poker Event

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Founded in 1997, nonprofit organization StreetWise Partners works tirelessly to assist disadvantaged, low-income individuals by helping them realize their career potential, and provide them with the skills they need to empower themselves through work. The organization’s Board of Directors includes Chairman Anton Levy, a Managing Director at General Atlantic, Vice-Chairman Orlando Ashford of Holland America […]

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