Category Archives: Charitable Giving

International Women’s Day: Giving to Women & Girls

“It was late afternoon when 14-year-old Reshma was getting ready for her wedding at a beauty parlor in the Old City of Hyderabad. Reshma was one of 33 brides, all under the age of 18, to be married that night … Continue reading

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Share the Love: 10 Ways to Be Generous Today

On Valentine’s Day two years ago, Sasha Dicter started an accidental movement by setting one simple intention: to say YES to anyone who asked him to give. He called it Generosity Day. His idea was this: Let’s rebrand Valentine’s Day as a … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy, One Week Later: How You Can Help

I spoke with a friend of mine this week who lives in the East Village. Brette and her husband Ben were one of the lucky ones. As Hurricane Sandy beat down, their first-floor apartment on the Lower East Side–amazingly–remained flood-free. … Continue reading

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Want to Know the Secrets to Grantwriting Success? Check Out this Free Book

  Back in March of this year, I listened to a Chronicle of Philanthropy teleseminar titled How to Create Successful Foundation Proposals. One of the speakers was Jana Jane Hexter, a heart-centered grantwriting professional who, over 15 years, has raised more than $28 … Continue reading

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The Need to Know What Works

I’m honored to be the featured blogger this week at the Association of Small Foundations (ASF) Conference in San Francisco (#ASF12 on Twitter). More than 800 small-staffed foundations gathered to connect, share stories and learn to use their dollars, knowledge … Continue reading

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Paths Are Made By Walking

This is the third post in a summer series I’m calling “What Are You Reading? Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday in August, you’ll find a short review of thought-provoking books, articles and speeches about generosity, money, philanthropy and more. Enjoy! ** “Travelers, … Continue reading

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How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist

This is the second post in a summer series I’m calling “What Are You Reading? Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday in August, you’ll find a short review of thought-provoking books, articles and speeches about generosity, money, philanthropy and more.  ** “I am … Continue reading

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