Social media is one avenue for proclaiming generosity. Rawpixel/Shutterstock.com By Karen Winterich I recently made a donation on a friend’s GoFundMe page. I paused over the box to hide my name before clicking it. Then as I finished up, the website asked me if I wanted to share my donation on Facebook. I clicked “skip.” I also have a team in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in honor of my mother. Every time I donate online, the website prompts … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Wants their Donations Touted on Facebook or Plastered on Walls
By Richard Marker
I guess it was inevitable. We were attending a wonderful and illuminating dinner learning about a cutting edge and courageous program in one of the world’s most famous trouble spots. It was a low-keyed fundraiser, but more so, an opportunity for opinion makers to learn that positive developments are possible even amidst wrenching political settings.
The event was held in the palatial home of someone who had originally come … [Read more...] about How Much Is That Overhead Again?
A Thought Before “Giving Tuesday”
On Sunday, Hagee Ministries held its 37th annual Night to Honor Israel at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. At the event's outset, Hagee read the names of those slain during the recent attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, and addressed the Jewish community noting, "I know that mere words are not enough to remove the grief from your heart, but hear me when I say this, you are not alone. Never again will you face the horrors of the past without … [Read more...] about Hagee Ministries Holds 37th Annual Night to Honor Israel
By Philip Hackney and Brian Mittendorf Many large charities, despite being entrusted with accepting and managing funds that benefit the public, are accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - volatile forms of digital money - as donations. Take, for example, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, one of the country’s largest charities. It held a third of its US$13.5 billion investments - nearly $4.5 billion - in digital assets … [Read more...] about Charities take Digital Money Now – and the risks that go with it
San Francisco-based Taube Philanthropies has pledged $2 million to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans to develop the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program. Through lectures, symposia, film screenings, and local and national partnerships, programs highlighting recent research and personal accounts of the Holocaust will ensure public remembrance of the atrocities that led to the genocide of more than six million Jews. The foundation’s … [Read more...] about National WWII Museum to Establish Holocaust Education Program