When anyone gives anything with good heart, he or she becomes a philanthropist -- a conduit and a catalyst for love. So, if you think you have nothing to give, think again.
How do you make content that the visitor wants to share? Key attributes: useful, emotion laden, factual, practical, newsjacks (events, moments in time, perspective).
Every day, along with a group of nearly 50 other people, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. The Pollination Project helps this community of daily givers identify new grantees. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that we supported this past week.
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. Her managerial skills, compassion, generosity and enthusiastic dedication are among her strongest traits.
It's been said that food is the way to somebody's heart. On January 26th, it will be the donation of food (muffins, to be precise) that will warm our hearts (and the bellies of hungry strangers).
Nonprofits need to make their donors feel like they are changing the world. One of the main reasons people don't give is because of futility. They don't feel that their donation will make a difference.
Luxury shoppers in the Millennial generation have been given a label by the retail industry: HENRY, meaning "High Earner, Not Rich Yet."
Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...
Every successful entrepreneur knows that when any enterprise starts up or grows, it needs both revenue and capital: revenue to pay for production of goods and services, and capital to create the platform, the business itself.
These challenges are the result of broken, even malign systems that can be replaced by the soft infrastructure of effective governance. But no individual, entity or sector can do that alone. It takes us all.
What is it like to make a financial investment in an up-and-coming social-change leader every single day of the year? Since Jan. 1, 2013, the Pollinat...
Customers want to feel that they are making a positive difference in the world. Giving a gift that "gives" even more than the actual item makes both the gift's giver and receiver feel a part of something greater.
Every business needs to stand up and out in today's content drenched world. Social media economies of scale starts with your staff.Whether your five or five hundred strong, look around the office or review the org chart.
Pinterest rocks for any brand targeting consumers and the female demographics are stellar. Like other social channels, its morphing to a full blown eCommerce platform and with broader (mainstream and male) demographics.
Embracing and inculcating design into your business starts with knowing you have an issue. It's like sobriety, until you admit you have a problem, you are not going to find the promised land.
Curation standards ('what's good and what's bad") are under constant assault from social media neophytes and sages alike. See: "celebrification." We are all creating more noise trying to compete with each other.