It is one thing to endeavor to make a difference in the lives of children, but when you rally children to make a difference in the lives of other children, it is doubly rewarding.
Change is an inevitable part of life. The changes we encounter range from daily, seemingly inconsequential incidents, to monumental transitions over time. Managing change requires balance to focus on the present while planning for the future.
The organization, which started two-and-a-half years ago with Schermer, nine friends, and a hundred dollars in a Michigan dorm room, now has 150 members and a growing alumni backing.
We need to build systems that support and reinforce these strengths so that more gay, bi, and trans men of color can succeed in a world that too often rejects them.
My hope is that my generation of South Asian Americans will embrace both India and the US as the "home bases" of their communities and choose to give back to any aspect of society with which they personally connect.
Instead of taking the traditional compliance and risk mitigation approach, maybe before next year's AGM cycle, you get off the back foot and onto the front. Instead of just "doing good," grow your revenue by having your brands tackle social issues.
A few years ago, the following story was highlighted on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's website as an inspiring testament to the hospital's wo...
Why are so many of our songs based on loss and unrequited yearning? Is that really what moves our hearts more than joy and pleasure? More than compassion and peace?
Philanthropy can take on many forms. Short-term solutions can include providing a meal or offering your time at an event. Long-term solutions can involve creating systems or sustainable infrastructure, but it all matters.
Philanthropy has long been associated with non-profits, but the indelible mark private companies have made on the world should make us wonder where our donations really have the most impact.
Just as the top college basketball teams are competing their way towards the April 7 National Championship Game, so are high schools seniors as they learn which colleges have accepted, waitlisted or rejected them.
To stay alive, an art nonprofit organization must engage the next generation of major donors now.
Women, both locally and all throughout the world, are becoming a powerful force in the philanthropic sector.
Our future as a global society depends upon it.
There is a new weapon of choice for governments that want to undermine bits of civil society that irritate them: restricting funding from foreign sources. These measures not only go against established international conventions and commitments, but they will not work.
I believe philanthropy has found its identity once again, as a convener, a risk-taker, a piloter of good ideas, and a partner in bringing those ideas to scale. Indeed, it's an exciting time to be in philanthropy. But I believe there are areas where we can do better and push ourselves further to maximize our impact in the years ahead.