Alexander Gladney | Philanthropy

A Committed Philanthropist

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Alexander Gladney- Here's How You Can Help With Hurricane Relief

Here’s How You Can Get Involved With Hurricane Relief

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 […]

Alexander Gladney- America's Biggest Charity Marathons

America’s Biggest Charity Marathons

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 […]

Alexander Gladney- How Volunteering Can Make You a Better Person

How Volunteering Can Make You a Better Person

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 […]

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A Brief History of Crowdfunding

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 […]

Philanthropy

The Age of the Casual Philanthropist

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.

Giving Back

Little Habits You Can Start to Give Back

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.

Fundraising

Fundraising Trends You Need To Know For the New Year

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.

Alexander Gladney: Corporate Social Responsibility

Why Companies Should Encourage Volunteer Work

  Today, many millennials are struggling to get by through day to day life. From higher living costs, paying off school loans and bills, and working multiple jobs at a time, millennials are more stressed than ever  — and that stress is reflected in their performance at work. The last thing they have time for is […]

Alexander Gladney: How Health Philanthropy Show Aim Higher Than a Band-Aid Fix

Health Philanthropy Show Aim Higher Than a Band-Aid Fix

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.

Alexander Glandey: The Key to Social Media Engagement for Your Nonprofit

The Key to Social Media Engagement for your Nonprofit

These days, everyone knows you need a social media presence to engage the public, and it can be hard to get much done without one. The magic formula for successful social engagement is still a mystery, however, and many non-profits drive themselves crazy trying to crack the secret code. The single most important thing you can do to get others involved and excited about the cause you believe in, however, is simple: Make it a conversation.

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