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The Season of Giving and Giving Back

Daryl Brewster | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

Looking ahead to 2016, we at CECP see an even more vital role for business in the process of developing solutions to meet the challenges of our time and committing the resources needed to affect the mutually desired positive change.

A Post-#GivingTuesday Reflection

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

#GivingTuesday, a creation of the 92nd Street Y in New York City, is intended to bring together individuals, communities and organizations to celebrat...

How Are Millennials Giving on #GivingTuesday?

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

#GivingTuesday is indeed an inspiring event for Millennials, but the organizations that engage Millennials in their causes via both digital/social and grassroots efforts were the most fruitful.

What Happens After #GivingTuesday Might Be Just As Important

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 12.04.2015 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

#GivingTuesday 2015 proved to be another extremely successful year for the global movement that began in 2012. Estimates of online giving on #GivingTu...

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Grow 52%

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

The growth in #GivingTuesday not only shows the momentum of the movement, but also the key role digital technology plays in helping donors contribute to the causes that matter most to them.

You Gonna 'Give'? Then, Choose a Charity That Doesn't Just 'Take'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Jerry Ashton

"A Non-Profit That Actually Completes the Mission," the headline declares, and the blog's author, homeless vet Bob Parks is enthused by that not-so-small detail.

More than 500 Companies Join Pledge 1% Movement in First Year

Naomi Morenzoni | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Naomi Morenzoni

When we started Pledge 1% last year with Atlassian, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado and Rally for Impact, we set a goal to secure 500 pledges in ...

Is Donor-Driven Charity Dying? Finding New Nonprofit Models Before It's Too Late

George McGraw | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
George McGraw

With another successful #GivingTuesday behind us, the holiday fundraising season is officially here. And as the nation's 1.5 million non-profits launc...

How An Idea Catches Fire. Four Lessons From #GivingTuesday

Matthew Bishop | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Matthew Bishop

How did #GivingTuesday catch fire so fast? As one of the small group of people who founded it back in 2012 under the leadership of Henry Timms, I have been thinking hard about how already it has come to far exceed even our wildest dreams -- although we hope it will do even more good in future.

Join me in helping Bread for the World this Giving Tuesday

Rick Steves | Posted 12.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In the last few days, 1,268 of you have responded to my annual Christmas challenge. (Help Bread for the World with your gift of $100 or more and I'l...

Give to Education via Donors Choose this #GivingTuesday & Google Will Match Up to $1MM

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families and those with under-privileged kids, too. is about teachers getting the resources they need, and doing it right.

For #GivingTuesday, Help Us Help Pets in Poverty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

An estimated 23 million pets in the United States are in homes where their caretakers live at or below the poverty level, and that typically leaves the animals without access to veterinary care. The goal of Pets for Life is to take veterinary care and services to these homes.

3 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving on #GivingTuesday

Chris Wang | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Chris Wang

#GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and was a movement started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. This national day of giving was a response to the commercialization and consumerism that created Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The True Beauty of Canada? Giving.

Colleen Giles Timms | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Colleen Giles Timms

We have seen this generosity come alive in a project we launched in the U.S. but is fast becoming an annual tradition in Canada -- #GivingTuesday. The idea is simple. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two days for getting deals, what about #GivingTuesday? A day for giving back.

#NoKidHungry Starts With #GivingTuesday

Tim McDonald | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

'Tis the season for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. All deals you can't pass up on in an effort to get you to buy. Fortunately, today is Giving Tuesday, a day of giving back.

NY Giants Coach's Daughter, Keli Coughlin, Offers Advice to Inspire Kids to Give Back

Karen Hart | Posted 11.30.2015 | Parents
Karen Hart

Inspired by Jay McGillis, a football player at Boston College who was diagnosed with Leukemia and lost his battle after eight months, the Coughlins started an incredible foundation to help families who are tackling pediatric cancer.

Innovation and Philanthropy Combine for Big Change

Kathy Calvin | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

What happens when the philanthropic sector embraces innovation? Big change.

Putting Giving at the Center of the Season

Aaron Sherinian | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Aaron Sherinian

This year, we hope you will join us on December 1 in making a difference with the UN through our campaigns and initiatives. Here are four great ways to get involved.

Let the Giver Beware: 3 Boxes to Check Before #GivingTuesday

Nicole Neroulias Gupte | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Nicole Neroulias Gupte

Whether it's the holiday season, tax time or another occasion prompting you to be one of the millions of American households contributing more than $2...

How Giving Begins: My Family's Story

Dr. Marti Smye | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Dr. Marti Smye

Then we waited for my mother to pick up her fork, which was our cue to follow suit. This was not just an Emily Post moment; it was the nightly ritual that signified that we were beginning our meal together.

How to Raise a Charitable Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

What's the secret to raising a charitable child? It's simple. Talk to them about charitable giving.

#GivingTuesday Is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Company This Year

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

As Thanksgiving looms, company leaders across the world are building thanks to their communities through their year-end giving campaigns. For many businesses, this year's corporate philanthropy effort will reach its zenith on December 1st, also known as #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday Movement: A Metaphor for 21st Century Power

Dov Seidman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

Created as a response to "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday," #GivingTuesday was spearheaded by the 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and other admirable organizations.

Why #GivingTuesday Is More Than Just Hashtag Activism

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

While countless Americans have spent the past week sprinting through their respective towns and cities taking advantage of the best holiday shopping d...

3 Ways to Love Investing & Giving

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

It may be counterintuitive and unglamorous in the world of sexy startups and high-stakes buyouts, but it's also my truth: The spirit of giving over the holidays is what led me to the world of investing.