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Nonprofits worthy of support

Despite our good intentions, annual gifts to charity often wait until the very last minute (as defined by the IRS for this year’s tax deduction): December 31. Thanks to online giving, this isn’t a problem—and our list of highly recommended nonprofit organizations that we’ve culled from the experts should make the job easier when you’re feeling pressed for time.

Campaign Season

I’m thinking a lot about campaigns. Not the kind for next month’s election but, rather, the kind with a personal call to action. Last month, two prominent women launched campaigns to raise awareness for funding issues related to women and girls: #AllinforHer and #HeforShe.

Drinking from the Fire Hose that is SOCAP

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 […]

Expert Interview: Suzanne Skees on Democratizing Giving

Our July interview profiled Suzanne Skees, Director of the Skees Family Foundation and a member of our Advisory Board. Taking philanthropy out of the realm of the uber wealthy and telling the true stories of (not so) ordinary donors that really make most charitable gifts—democratizing access to meaningful social impact—is her vision. And ours.