A New Age of Philanthropy

When it comes to the giving of time or money, there are no prerequisites. You do not need to be a certain age or have a particular skill set. Whether you are a millennial or looking towards retirement, a C-suite executive or a stay-at-home parent, everyone has a role to play in the future of philanthropy in our world.

Philanthropy today, though, looks very different from 50 years ago. For younger generations, giving is integrated into their lives and being philanthropic no longer stops at writing a check. [Read more…]

Charitable Giving is Back and Stronger than Ever

The recession of 2008 hit Americans hard – families were forced to cut back, homes were foreclosed, hardworking people lost their jobs. Budgets got tighter, and charitable giving shrank. Those who were once able to give to a local food bank or a national nonprofit either had to scale back on the amount of their donation or cease altogether. [Read more…]

Flag Day: A Time to Celebrate the Star Spangled Banner

Officially established by President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation as a national event in 1916 and officially signed into legislation by President Harry S. Truman in  1949,  Americans set aside a day in mid-June to celebrate the national symbol of freedom, the star spangled banner. The week of June 14 is recognized as National Flag Week where we honor the flag by flying it high on the top of buildings, celebrating with parades, and holding special events to recognize the importance of this national emblem.  [Read more…]

Extended Stay Volunteering Across the Globe

Volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes – an hour, a day, a week. But have you ever considered going big? What about two weeks to a month? What about in another country? With so much need in our world today, there are opportunities to lend a helping hand everywhere you turn. [Read more…]

Summer Volunteering – The Perfect Time to Lend a Hand

Summertime – warm sunshine, barbecues, and vacation. Typically, you might spend your vacation lying on a beach or by a pool, sipping a cool drink, or reading a book. But what if you gave some of that time back and poured yourself into your community?

Summer is the perfect season to either begin volunteering or to try a new area of volunteer work. The weather is suitable to being outside, and volunteering can be a wonderful, constructive activity for you and your family. There is no better time to teach your kids the importance of being a giving neighbor than when they are home from school for the summer break as it will give them time to try a range of activities and help decide what problems they are passionate in solving. [Read more…]