The details of volunteering abroad—or the thousands of dollars per person often charged to participate in a structured volunteer program—seem daunting. I’ll share our secrets in five easy steps that any family can take, anywhere in the world, at no additional cost.
When I was a kid, my parents had a room with floor-to-ceiling shelves of books, known as Dad’s Study. All those slipcased tomes seemed magical to me. One day I asked dad if he’d read them all, and was incredulous at his answer.
Our interview this month profiled Pamela Hawley, CEO and Founder of UniversalGiving, and a strategic partner of Catalytic Women. Their unique model engages everyday people in giving and volunteering—from donations of $5 to $20,000, from 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds, and from virtual volunteers to hands-on in-country.
This week, the largest gathering of social impact entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors and philanthropists met in San Francisco. In its seventh year, SoCap is now 2,500 strong. Normally, we’re publishing our Social Impact Update the first week of the month, but the discussion at SOCAP has been so vibrant, so optimistic, so solution oriented and so filled with […]
Exciting changes are happening within the Skees Family Foundation. We recently conducted a strategic plan, mission focus, and landscape analysis to help us begin to codify and specialize our evolving grantmaking strategy. This year, we’ve expanded our board of directors, welcoming 6 new women, all family members from across three generations. Here is a behind-the-scenes […]