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Click for pdf: Giving circles gain diversity as their ranks continue to grow, report finds

Giving circles gain diversity as their ranks continue to grow, report finds

Nov 25th, 2018 - MiBiz
The increasing diversity within giving circles is broadening the scope of causes they support and better reflecting the nation’s changing demographics.
A report released this month by the Collective Giving Research Group finds that established giving circle members — those who have been members for more than one year — tend to be older, white, higher income, female, and married, which reflects the more traditional profile found in earlier research. More than half of...

Click for pdf: When It’s Time for Giving, Some People Circle Around

When It’s Time for Giving, Some People Circle Around

Nov 17th, 2018 - The New York Times
On election night, Amy Rowland and 250 others gathered to wait for results at Dumbo Loft, an old industrial building-turned-event space in Brooklyn. While some were focused on Senate and House races, Ms. Rowland was nervously awaiting numbers from Michigan’s state election.
Since February, she had been part of a group of 210 who were raising money to get enough Democrats elected to tip the balance of power in that state’s legislature. States are most directly responsible for...

Click for pdf: Johnson Center for Philanthropy names new W.K. Kellogg chair

Johnson Center for Philanthropy names new W.K. Kellogg chair

Apr 13th, 2015 - Forum
Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas announced the appointment of Jason Franklin as the first W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Franklin will assume the nation’s first endowed chair focused on community philanthropy June 1.
As the Kellogg chair, Franklin will help philanthropic leaders explore how to best mobilize donors to give together in a community and to specific communities amid the shifting economic,...

Click for pdf: GV appoints nation’s first community philanthropy chair

GV appoints nation’s first community philanthropy chair

Apr 12th, 2015 - Grand Valley Lanthorn
The Grand Valley State University Johnson Center for Philanthropy and a national committee have chosen Jason Franklin as America’s first endowed W.K. Kellogg chair for community philanthropy.
Franklin said he has had many experiences in the community philanthropy field that make him qualified for the new position. In addition to having a Ph.D. from New York University, Franklin has served as the director of Bolder Giving, an organization that promotes philanthropy, and has been a...

Click for pdf: The Young and The Restless: The Top 20 Philanthropists Under 40

The Young and The Restless: The Top 20 Philanthropists Under 40

Meet the impatient do-gooders who are changing New York and beyond
Apr 1st, 2015 - Observer
We’re No. 38! A recent analysis of IRS data from 2006 to 2012 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that New Yorkers gave 2.6 percent of our income to charity, an 8.8 percent decline during the six-year period. So many lesser cities — 37, to be exact — gave so much more. Salt Lake City, great skiing, sure, but Salt Lake City? Its residents top the generosity index, giving 5.4 percent (more than double the rate of New Yorkers) and increased their donations during the span...

Click for pdf: Chicago-based companies get in on the business of online giving

Chicago-based companies get in on the business of online giving

Dec 1st, 2014 - Chicago Tribune
At her 2013 gala fundraising event, which included a silent auction, Jayne Drew noticed people checking their phones as they sat down to dinner.
Rudeness? Certainly not to Drew, who couldn’t have been happier.
“They were getting alerts that they’d been outbid, and entering new bids,” said Drew, development director for GiGi’s Playhouse, a Hoffman Estates-based organization that supports educational programs for people with Down...

Click for pdf: Can This Crew of Aspen Institute Big Shots Show the Way on Philanthropy?

Can This Crew of Aspen Institute Big Shots Show the Way on Philanthropy?

Aug 12th, 2014 - Inside Philanthropy
The legalization of pot is said to be bringing all manner of out-of-state visitors to Colorado, but it's hard to imagine the Aspen Institute getting much of a boost, since it draws the kind of "influencers" who have future confirmation hearings to worry about.
Anyway, Aspen has never had much difficulty rounding up high-level folks for its working groups, and the 2014 roster of the Aspen Philanthropy Group, which just met last week, is a case in point. It includes the chiefs of the...

Click for pdf: The Bold, New Face of Philanthropy

The Bold, New Face of Philanthropy

Jason Franklin's Plan for Better Living through Bigger Giving
Jul 17th, 2014 - Private Air
Jason Franklin is not necessarily who one might picture when envisioning a philanthropic heavy hitter. Bearing no resemblance to any staunch, moneyed stereotype, the thirty-something Franklin is a freshly minted PhD with an air of approachability; a guy who wears his charming allure as easily as he does a ready, boyish grin. In his lofty position as CEO & Executive Director of New York’s Bolder Giving, Franklin is at the helm of a nonprofit focused on providing high-level givers the...

Click for pdf: Giving Pledge Signers Gave Big in 2013 but Not Much for Today's Needs

Giving Pledge Signers Gave Big in 2013 but Not Much for Today's Needs

More than 120 of the world’s billionaires have committed publicly to giving at least half their wealth to charity, including 19 on this year’s Philanthropy 50 list.
But while the number of people who have signed the Giving Pledge, unveiled nearly four years ago by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, has been growing, so too are concerns about whether the effort is channeling enough new money to urgent causes today and whether some people are motivated to join for...

Click for pdf: West Village Resident Spearheads A Bolder Way to Give Back

West Village Resident Spearheads A Bolder Way to Give Back

Nonprofit group encourages going big on donations
Dec 3rd, 2013 - NY Press
This holiday season, many people plan to give donations to their favorite charities: $20, $100, maybe even more — after all, the average level of giving in the U.S. is 2-3 percent of annual income. But some are giving away 50 to 90 percent of their entire income or net worth, with the help of an organization called Bolder Giving.
The idea behind Bolder: inspire people to build giving into their lives in a big way, and on a consistent basis. Many people need individual...

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