Move over George Costanza! More and more people are giving charitable gifts in lieu of traditional holiday gifts this year. While the recent survey commissioned by World Vision may be bad news for retailers, it seems like good news for nonprofits.
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What does holiday giving look like this year for nonprofits and the funders that support them? FLiP explores the realities of the season of giving, and holds out hope that certain volunteer trends remain strong.
Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Network have partnered to create a virtual community for the hundreds of thousands of Americans volunteering this Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. There’s something for everyone. For those of you who will be busy helping out in your communities, you can find volunteer opportunities […]
We all know, working in this field, of the great work of groups like DonorsChoose.org. And many of you likely saw this recent article on CNN.com about ModestNeeds.org; the Modest Needs Foundation uses the power of thousands of small donations from individuals to help people overcome temporary financial challenges.
I’m sure all you FLiPs are gearing up for Memorial Day weekend – barbecues, beaches, and that great day off. But we’re a socially-minded bunch, and would be remiss not to highlight the true spirit of Memorial Day. It’s a good time to call attention to the many nonprofit organizations that do good work to […]
This month, The Case Foundation website focused its “spotlight” on holiday giving. The Foundation is funded by Steve Case (founder of AOL) and his wife Jean. It’s nice to see such big players get involved in the philanthropy discussion. Conveniently, the four or five featured articles go hand-in-hand with FLiP’s topic this month, so go […]
Christmas – time for family, friends, eggnog, gifts, shopping, crowds, lines, credit card bills, no parking spaces…wait, that’s not what Christmas is all about! Unfortunately, the holiday season in our culture has become less about giving and more about braving crowded shopping malls and maxing our credit lines, just so we can prove our love […]
There is no denying that there is something magical about this time of year that makes people reach into their pockets. Small acts of giving occur all around with very little expectation of a financial benefit to the giver. Dropping change in a red bucket for the Salvation Army, buying a few gifts for a local toy drive, and volunteering at a soup kitchen are all examples of the goodwill of the season. However, potential financial benefits can abound as well!