10 Things We Learned About Social Media Users' Charitable Habits

As the #IceBucketChallenge campaign showed us, social media can be a powerful medium for charitable organizations. However, the precise nature of the relationship between social good and platforms like Facebook and Twitter can often be unclear. Do social media users really absorb the message? Do people use activism on a social platform instead of actually donating money to a charitable cause …

Social Media Users Are More Charitable Than You Might Think

There's no doubt that social media has made it easier for charitable organizations and nonprofits to spread their messages. The major press release or fundraiser can now be simplified into a series of tweets or Facebook posts. Organizations can stay top of mind with their own pieces of social media real estate. But just how powerful can these social networks be for social good campaigns, and are …

Charity funding prompts discussion in Urbana

Urbana officials this year plan to give as much as $300,000 — nearly all of it local tax money — to charitable causes. URBANA — A relatively small gift from the city to two local nonprofits prompted a discussion on a larger issue this week as city council members continue to use public funds to support area charities. read more

Smithcorp-Charitable-Trust-donate-£5000-to-RNLI-lifeguards

Byline: RNLI lifeguards in the south west have received a helping hand from the Smithcorp Charitable Trust after they donated £5,000 to the charity. The money will be used to fund equipment and training for lifeguards in the south west. Page Content: The Smithcorp Charitable Trust is a branch-off charity from the SmithCorp group of companies, founded by the Smith brothers. The companies are …

Stop the Misuse of Philanthropy!

Lewis B. Cullman I want to call attention to little-known ploys in US philanthropy that rob our society of hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for important charitable causes—leaving money stashed away in financial institutions and doing no good for anyone except money managers and other financial intermediaries.

(MENAFN – Muscat Daily) In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and demonstrating its ongoing support towards charitable causes and the local community Ban…

$143,000 from East Bay Community Foundation for Contra Costa Needs

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The East Bay Community Foundation has made $143,000 in grants benefitting programs assisting the elderly, low-income people in need, theatre, cancer patients, and families in crisis in Contra Costa County. The grants are the result of the generosity of one of the Foundation's donors, Sharon Beswick, a longtime giver to charitable causes in Contra …

MicroEdge Enters into Agreement of Sale with Blackbaud, Inc.

NEW YORK — MicroEdge LLC, the leading provider of technology solutions for the charitable giving community, today announced it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: …

Social Entrepreneurship Has Unexpected Benefits for the Bottom Line

Call it entrepreneurial serendipity, but businesses that embrace worthy causes are finding charitable giving is a powerful brand enhancer.

Nominations Open for The 2014 Yahoo! Internet for Good Gold Standard Award

HONG KONG, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nominations are now open for The 2014 Yahoo Internet for Good Gold Standard Award, which recognises excellence in the use of the internet in promoting charitable causes and community engagement across Asia Pacific.  Now in its third [ES1] year, the award is conducted in partnership between Yahoo and PublicAffairsAsia, the network for senior professionals …