Who’s more philanthropic--women or men? If you guessed women, you are correct. Most people have a general sense that women are more likely than men to get engaged with their favorite causes. What might surprise you, though, are the statistics showing the economic impact of women’s purchasing power when they buy products that support a cause. Find out why.
A new year means resolutions, fresh starts, and, of course, budgets. So how do you factor in your charitable giving? To get started, consider planning your social impact budget around three points—amount, timing, and category. Find out how to make it easy!
“Giving” is one of the most popular of the 10 Ways to Do Good, especially during the holidays. How satisfied are you, though, with your giving experiences? Many Americans find themselves wishing they enjoyed “doing good” just a little bit more--and many are afraid to admit it. Check out what's going on!
If you’re a leader in your company who is responsible for improving employee productivity, recruiting, and retention, how can you figure out whether your workplace could use a little tune up on its approach to social impact activities and community engagement? Check out 9 clues to help you solve the mystery.
Ever wondered why the social impact and community engagement program in your workplace is the way it is? If you're in charge of the program--or if you wish you were--you'll need to get familiar with the questions people like you are asking about employee engagement through corporate philanthropy and social impact activities. Check out 100 questions to get your creativity flowing.
Is your employer in touch with its good side? Research indicates that a phenomenon called “Social Impact Culture Type” is gaining influence on personal achievements and satisfaction at home and in the workplace. How can you tell if the company you work for is living up to the expectations of today’s workforce? Discover three things you’re likely to hear from a good company.
When families embark on a journey to make philanthropy a part of their lives across generations, it often starts with simple acts of doing good, such as getting in touch with nature, donating canned goods or clothing to families in need, recycling cardboard and aluminum cans, or celebrating every birthday and holiday with a big cake and a gift to charity. But there's more going on than you think. It's called "authentic social impact engagement." Find out what it means and why it matters.
Here are three things you need to know about making a contribution to charity when you’re doing your grocery shopping or visiting your favorite retailer.
Philanthropic institutions exist to improve the communities they serve. In philanthropic institutions such as community foundations and other donor-focused nonprofits, serving donors is critical to serving the community. Find out why technology holds the key.
It is a good idea to combine "doing good"--giving money to a charity, for instance--with an opportunity for employees to have fun and maybe get something out of it for themselves, too. So how about a raffle? Find out what you need to know about the "un-raffle."
Has starting your own charity ever crossed your mind? If it has, you are not alone. Thousands of new charities are started each year by people passionate about a cause. If you've got a cause you're passionate about, how do you know whether starting your own charity is right for you?
Personality type matters, even when it comes to supporting community causes. “Social impact personality type” is especially important to identify whether a donor-advised fund--called “DAF” for short--is a good fit for a family or an individual to organize gifts to charities. Find out why.
We've all heard that cash is king. Most of the time that's a fantastic rule of thumb. But sometimes cash isn't the best way to support your favorite charity. How can you tell? Three clues will get your started.
What’s hot when it comes to gifts for the college graduate? You guessed it. Once again, the ever-popular, flexible and tax effective donor-advised fund carries the day. Find out why.
Philanthropy continues its rapid rise as a lifestyle trend that’s here to stay. According to the IEG Sponsorship Report, total dollars spent by corporate America on cause sponsorships is projected to reach $2 billion in 2016, more than a 3.5% increase over last year. Find out how does the popularity of cause marketing impacts the way Americans approach wealth management.
As social consciousness in America continues to rise, the gap between "doing good" and "doing well" is narrowing. This trend is affecting every sector of our economy, including the financial sector, which has traditionally focused only on the bottom line. That's changing.
If you're evaluating the best way to approach your commitment to the community as you work with a financial advisor, here are three pointers to bring you up to speed--fast.
Has starting your own charity ever crossed your mind? If it has, you are not alone. Thousands of new charities are started each year by people who are passionate about causes to help others. Here are three steps to get you started.
When you write a check to a charity or donate online with a credit card, how do you know the organization is putting the money to good use? Here are three tips to make the giving to your favorite charities even better.
Spring is the perfect season to think about fun things like spring cleaning, gardening, making summer plans and, of course, going green. Get your family involved because going green is especially lots of fun for kids. Check out four easy ways to get started.
Gearing up for tax time and searching for receipts for your charitable donations? This might be the year to streamline your record keeping through a donor-advised fund. Find out why.