Rihanna Launches Bike Program for Girls in Malawi

Rihanna is continuing her philanthropic endeavors, and this time she’s helping girls in Malawi get to school. In a partnership with bike-sharing organization Ofo, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation will fund scholarships for girls in Malawi through the foundation’s Global Scholarship Program, and donate bikes to students who need transportation to classes. Continue read this article … Continue reading Rihanna Launches Bike Program for Girls in Malawi

The Next Level of Giving: 4 Research-Proven Strategies to Help You Raise Major Gifts

The idea of raising major gifts can seem elusive and mysterious. However, recent research shows that even those at small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations can raise major gifts with a few small shifts in process and mindset. These changes are simple to make, but not always easy to implement. The question becomes: How much do … Continue reading The Next Level of Giving: 4 Research-Proven Strategies to Help You Raise Major Gifts

Clooney foundation to fund schools for Syrian refugees

NEW YORK  — George Clooney's charitable foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. George Clooney and his wife, British human-rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, who … Continue reading Clooney foundation to fund schools for Syrian refugees

Regional Arts Commission Accepting Applications Fellowships for St. Louis Artists

Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels.com Ten St. Louis artists working in varied disciplines are chosen by an Advisory Committee panel of professionals, peers, and RAC Commissioners each year. These fellowships are investments in the careers of St. Louis artists as well as in the cultural vitality of the region. Artists make substantial contributions to … Continue reading Regional Arts Commission Accepting Applications Fellowships for St. Louis Artists

NFWF Announces Release of Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program 2017 Request for Proposals

Photo by Silvana Palacios on Pexels.com The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the release of the 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program (KWRCP). The program, which was launched in 2015 with significant support from SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., is dedicated to studying and protecting killer whales in … Continue reading NFWF Announces Release of Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program 2017 Request for Proposals

Lebron James Donates $2.5 Million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

When Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has a passion for something, he will absolutely support it. He recently announced that he will donate $2.5 million to support “Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change,” an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. “Muhammad Ali is such a cornerstone of me as … Continue reading Lebron James Donates $2.5 Million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jeff Bezos Says Helping the Neediest Now May Be Where His Philanthropy Goes

Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest business leaders, hasn’t given big sums to charities yet, but he signaled today that he is ready to do so — and made clear that he is more interested in giving money to charities that directly help people in desperation than in building institutions that will last for … Continue reading Jeff Bezos Says Helping the Neediest Now May Be Where His Philanthropy Goes

Perfecting Your Pitch for Social Impact Investing and Nonprofit Funding

Photo by fauxels on Pexels.com A persuasive and compelling pitch—when entrepreneurs present their ideas to prospective investors—is necessary to propel most businesses. For social enterprises, in particular, it is the ticket to receiving impact investment and nonprofit grants. At most competitions, a typical pitch lasts only a few minutes, but perfecting it takes hours of … Continue reading Perfecting Your Pitch for Social Impact Investing and Nonprofit Funding

How a Fundraiser Made His First Six-Figure Ask

Louis Fawcett was about to request the biggest gift of his career: $450,000 for a children’s home in Ethiopia. His nerves kicked in when his plane from Charlotte, N.C., to Scottsdale, Ariz., had technical difficulties. Read the rest of this article and watch the video on The Chronicle of Philanthropy .