One catastrophic, category 4 hurricane over the course of a few weeks is devastating enough, but two is practically unthinkable. Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm, formed on August 17 and wreaked havoc throughout Texas and Louisiana until dissipating on September 3. Hurricane Irma followed just weeks later, while the nation was still recovering from […]
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Charity marathons, commonly known as “thons,” are wonderful in the way that they accomplish a dual-purpose, most of them benefiting health-related charities while promoting the health of the participants at the same time. Marathon participants typically put long, grueling hours, over many months, into training for the event, be it a full running marathon, a […]
The dictionary definition of “volunteer” is literally to give of oneself: “to offer oneself for some service or undertaking.” When you are giving yourself to something, you may not expect to get anything back in return, but with volunteering, you know you’re getting the most out of it if you come away feeling like a […]
Humble Beginnings Stemming from the 1700’s with the creation of small loans in Ireland, today’s idea of crowdfunding found its humble beginnings in one singular British band in 1997. This band wanted to go on one final tour, and so, they turned to the internet for help. With the support of their loyal following, they […]
With the rise of technology, we’ve also witnessed something else: the development of the casual philanthropist. Giving to different causes and organizations is easier than ever, whether it’s some huge charity that has locations all over the world or a fund for the family down the street with expensive medical bills. Thanks to casual philanthropy, there’s now something commonly known as slacktivism, which allows people to give without having to do very much. This type of philanthropy has gotten people involved that never participated in philanthropy before. There are various ways to participate in philanthropy, making it accessible to significantly more people.
Whether you’re an individual, startup organization, or up and running business, there is always room to give back and portray your values to the community. Although money is an important aspect of helping non-profits and charities help others, it is not the only way to give back to your community. By following these simple ideas, you can contribute to a positive community, even when your wallet is down.
With the New Year just around the corner, you may be getting ready to plan out your yearly fundraisers. However, with the advancement of technology and more people than ever wanting to give back, successful fundraising will be easier to achieve than ever. Here are your top fundraising trends to try out this year.
It’s certainly easy to see health in terms of sickness and disease. The eye-catching celebrity benefits and 5ks are all dedicated to illnesses, and while it’s indisputably necessary to pursue any and all paths toward cures, our focus on health as rooted solely in biology means that many we tend not to think of things like gun violence as a health epidemic.