Action Movie Icon Donnie Yen Donates to Wuhan Medical Workers

Action Movie Icon Donnie Yen Donates to Wuhan Medical Workers

Mar 25

Donnie Yen Ji-dan, or just Donnie Yen to most of the world, is a gem of the Hong Kong movie industry. He does everything; actor, director, producer, stuntman, choreographer. And for years now, philanthropist as well. The star of international blockbuster Ip Man, a biographical film about the man who taught Bruce Lee martial arts, Yen is without doubt the highest paid actor in Asia. In 2013, for...

Donald Trump Donates 2019 Fourth Quarter Salary to Fight COVID-19

Donald Trump Donates 2019 Fourth Quarter Salary to Fight COVID-19

Mar 20

Very early in his 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump pledged that he would not be accepting any of his Presidential salary in his first term, and to date he has largely kept that promise. He donates each quarterly paycheck to a different cause. So far, those causes have included the National Park Service, the Department of Education, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the Small...

Bloomberg Donates $2 Million to Fight Voter Suppression

Bloomberg Donates $2 Million to Fight Voter Suppression

Mar 18

Having freshly stepped off of the stage of Democrat candidates, Michael Bloomberg has moved immediately into doing his best to boost voter turnout. “Voter suppression efforts across the country have been a barely disguised effort to keep Black Americans and other Democratic-leaning voters from the polls,” said Bloomberg in a statement on Monday, March 9th. “I’ve always believed we need to...

NBA Athletes Step Up to Pay Laid-Off Arena Employees

NBA Athletes Step Up to Pay Laid-Off Arena Employees

Mar 14

Now that many U.S. states have issued guidances recommending against any gathering greater than 250, fifty, or even ten people, of course the industries reliant on massive crowds are suffering. For instance, the NBA suspended its 2019-2020 season as of March 11th, with no date set to recommence this year. 65 of the 82 games have already been played, but that’s still 15 games lost. For the...

Rockefeller Foundation to Invest $65M in Low-Wage Workers

Rockefeller Foundation to Invest $65M in Low-Wage Workers

Feb 26

On February 25, the Rockefeller Foundation announced a new campaign aimed at lifting marginalized communities out of poverty. To achieve this objective, the Foundation is investing $65 million into programs that will help 10 million U.S. workers and their families meet their basic needs. “Far too many people work hard and play by the rules, but the American Dream feels more out of reach than...

Technology Trends That Will Shift the Way Nonprofits Operate in 2020

Technology Trends That Will Shift the Way Nonprofits Operate in 2020

Jan 27

  In this article, philanthropy expert and technology guru Madeline Duva outlines the three tech trends that will revolutionize the nonprofit sector in 2020.   1. Nonprofits Will Team Up to Address Common Concerns “Organizations like the JPB Foundation in New York City are leading by example, employing a hub model that recognizes complex social issues cannot be solved by single players...

Top Nonprofit Trends of 2019

Top Nonprofit Trends of 2019

Dec 31

The nonprofit sector is rapidly evolving. Charities that want to succeed in the coming year will need to stay ahead of the curve by studying the list below, which contains the top nonprofit trends of 2019. Rejecting Tainted Money Fundraising ethics became a central concern in 2019 amid several scandals involving high-profile donors. For example, many organizations struggled to distance...

CEO of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Resigns

CEO of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Resigns

Dec 06

Photo: Sue Desmond-Hellmann gives a speech at the 2012 Most Powerful Women Summit. Source: Krista Kennell / Shutterstock Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is stepping down after serving more than five years in the leadership role. According to a press release published on the foundation’s website, Desmond-Hellmann made the decision after concluding that...