Items Tagged with 'Philanthropy '


Philanthropy is much more than a marketing plan

November 29, 2013
Bill and Melinda Gates’ Giving Pledge, by which they invited fellow billionaires to agree to give half of their wealth to charity, has garnered more than 92 committed individuals since last reported in September, including Warren Buffett, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks among 'most-generous' cities in U.S.

October 1, 2013
Grand Rapids is lucky number 13 when it comes to the most-generous cities in America. Read More

National Christian Foundation West Michigan links to $4B network of giving

September 2, 2013
The four billionth grant dollar sent out by the National Christian Foundation came from altruistic Michigan pockets. Read More

GVSU creates first-of-its-kind philanthropy position

August 15, 2013
Grand Valley State University is the first school in the nation to combine philanthropy and the community into one faculty chair position. Read More

Changes in giving mean retooling for arts organizations

Donors are asking: ‘What’s in it for me?’

June 14, 2013
Recently the East Bay Express, a San Francisco based and focused publication, published an article, “The Bacon-Wrapped Economy,” that explores how the growing population of young, wealthy people in the region is impacting the philanthropic culture of the city. Read More

Report paints promising philanthropic picture

Social and peer networks will fuel next rounds of giving.

February 8, 2013
The predicted philanthropic impact of the upcoming generation could be so huge that its legacy might have Tom Brokaw hailing it as the greatest generation of philanthropists. Read More

Social activism is in his blood

September 10, 2012
Dr. Tom Peterson has never liked being subjected to cigarette smoke -- as smokers in one of his classes learned back in his college years at Michigan State University in the mid-1970s. Read More