Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

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Modern Philanthropy Analysis: Vague Definition, History and Flaws
Glenn Ashton, writer for AllAfrica.com, provides an in-depth analysis about philanthropy, its definitions, and flaws, and how the super-rich perceive the needs of ordinary people or the poor. He...more



The Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture
David Scobey, executive dean of the New School for Public Engagement in New York, emphasized the need to add civic engagement as part of school curriculum. Scobey presented the Annual Civic...more

Syracuse University Wins 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award
Syracuse University has recently bagged the 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards. The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation presented the award. Awardees were selected based...more

California Development Initiative to Serve as Haven for Homeless Female Veterans
Volunteers of America are working to develop a complex geared for homeless female veterans, their children and families. The complex, which is sitting atop on a hill overlooking a butterfly...more

Tomkat Philanthropy Serves Good Food, Banking and Energy
Tom Steyer and his wife, Kathryn Taylor of Tomkat Charitable Trust, aims to serve "good food, good banking and good energy" at their TomKat Ranch known for its certified grass-fed beef in Northern...more

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It has recently been reported that the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County has given a sum of $36,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations that focus on helping women and young girls in the...more

Thankyou Receives Victorian Young Australian Award
Thankyou Group's young social entrepreneur and co-founder, Daniel Flynn, has been crowned as the Victorian Young Australian of the Year. Flynn, 25, founded Thankyou Water, a bottled water product...more

Sochi Volunteers Create Special Atmosphere at the 2014 Games
A team composed of 25,000 volunteers at the 2014 Sochi games has been recognized for helping to create a "special atmosphere" and their valuable contributions to the games. These volunteers have...more

Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks for Communities in Need
Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves for the next week. Food banks in the UK are...more

Pawtucket Foundation Releases Strategic Plans for Economic Development
The Pawtucket Foundation has released new strategies that will guide the organization's work to boost economic development over the next three fiscal years. Dan Sullivan, co-chairman of the...more






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Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently

Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently
Declara’s founder Ramona Pierson has recently raised a new $16 million for her company to further its global...



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