Two years ago, the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti made shockwaves well beyond the small Caribbean country. Hundreds of millions of dollars were poured into the country by foreign governments and traditional charitable organizations. But what was most unique was that a substantial portion of international donations—$43 million to be exact—came from text messaging. The […]
There is no doubt that this year’s Academy Award nominees are talented … but are they charitable? The infographic below examines just how Oscar night could look like if these nominees were judged based on their committment to social good and charitable causes.
What is the return on investment for charities to invest in advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement initiatives? A recent study by the National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy poses this question. And the results are pretty remarkable. The answer: billions of dollars to communities. The study looked at 110 charities across 13 (U.S.) states. It found […]