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The Problem with Als/ice Bucket Challenge Conspiracy Theories

by Christopher Kendalls in Philosophy, October 9, 2014

Conspiracy theorists are against the Ice Bucket Challenge, but they’re reaching for straws in attempting to explain to you exactly why that may be.

Annenberg: True Change Comes From Vision

by WhatYouDoNotKnow in Philanthropy, November 30, 2013

Editor’s Note: Wallis Annenberg is chairman of the board of the Annenberg Foundation. The Annenberg Foundation is providing training to this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes. Watch "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" on Sunday at eight p.m. ET.(CNN) - For many of us, the holiday season is a time to count our blessings — and then open our hearts and our checkbooks to those who have far less than we do. But for a handful of extraordinary leaders, giving means something more.

Sponsorship and Philanthropy – Two Acts of Support

by jackling in Philanthropy, October 12, 2013

Charities, non-profit organizations, and self-determining organizations are forever in need of funding. Donations agreed to such institutions are often a outsized source of their proceeds representing operations and causes.

Real Strong Women

by vom53 in Philosophy, October 5, 2013

This article explains the benefits of being a woman.

The Disadvantages of Wealth

by Aiden Truss in Issues, March 6, 2013

In The Red Box, the fictional detective Nero Wolfe sarcastically observes that “Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.” I couldn’t find a more apt piece of quotation to describe the emetic whining of Saudi Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, over his latest entry in the annual Forbes billionaires list.

Emerging Philanthropy in Education in India

by Syed Qasim in Education, December 10, 2012

With rich business people in India now diverting their CSR funds towards educating the underprivileged, the education scenario in India will hopefully witness a great paradigm shift.

The World’s Poorest President

by shobhana in History, October 27, 2012

No man who holds the highest office in government would want a meagre salary for the work he does. But the president of Uruguay, President Jose Mujica has earned a nickname, "the poorest president" in the world. Why? He donates about 90% of his salary. His wife who is a senator, also donates hers and they live a very modest lifestyle in a farmhouse in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Giving and Receiving

by erwinkennythomas in History, July 21, 2012

Giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin but they are interrelated. Some people still believe it is better to give than receive. Others view receiving as a sign of weakness.

Bad Boys Behave Better When Women Present

by Norm Schneider in Men, February 6, 2012

The ladies can indeed bring out the best in guys, but for women it’s no big deal.

Giving to Charity to Become a Local Celebrity

by Brenda Nelson in Philanthropy, January 6, 2012

There are many reasons why different people donate to charity, most of them are good, but a few people give to charity for what might be considered the wrong reasons.

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