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Millennials with Money on a Mission for Positive Change & Impact

By Brian Weinberg, Nexus
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Aron Ping D’Souza, a young philanthropist and Australian native, first attended a Nexus Summit in London in 2012. There, he was exposed to Sir Ronald Cohen’s work on impact investing and social impact bonds. The idea that for-profit investing could be a vehicle for social impact was new and powerful to him. It ignited his imagination on how he could bring these new relationships and extraordinary ideas back to his home country in the name of good. 

A New Purpose for Philanthropic Services

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by Kelley Buhles

“Where do natural resources come from? Did humans buy them from somewhere?

What about our knowledge and abilities? Did we also buy those? Or are they on loan to us?”

John Bloom, RSF Social Finance's Senior Director of Organizational Culture, recently posed these questions to staff. The response was a long stretch of thoughtful silence, it was clear these weren’t easy questions.

Gift Finance in the Ecological Age

by Charles Eisenstein
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This article was originally published in the Spring 2014 RSF Quarterly.

Ever since the statistic we call GDP was invented in the 1930s, economists and politicians have used it as a proxy for the public good. It seems reasonable: the more goods and services being bought, the more everyone has—more cars, bigger houses, more music, and more conveniences. As GDP rises, life gets richer and richer.

A Culture of Gifting

by John Bloom
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There are three indications of real generosity:

To remain steadfast without resisting,

To praise without the emotion of generosity,

And, to give before being asked.

—Maaruf Karkhi

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There are three indications of real generosity:

To remain steadfast without resisting,

To praise without the emotion of generosity,

And, to give before being asked.

—Maaruf Karkhi

Results of Annual Corporate Societal Investment Survey to be Released

Giving in Numbers Survey Measures Giving for 261 of the World’s Largest Companies
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New York, NY, May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The inaugural Giving in Numbers Brief, which tracks trends and strategies that align business and community needs, will be released on May 20, 2014 in front of an audience of the senior-most leaders at foundations and corporate affairs offices of multibillion dollar global companies.

Founder of Bloomberg LP Mike Bloomberg Talks Philanthropy

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In a recent article in The New York Times, Michael R. Bloomberg - founder of Bloomberg LP - discusses his approach to philanthropy. Bloomberg has already donated $3.3 billion to charity and Bloomberg Philanthropies has been ranked among the most innovative organizations in the country.

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By: Nicole Anderson, Executive Director of Philanthropy at AT&T

What are some of the favorite projects you remember from school? Learning about literary characters in classic novels? An art piece you created? A science experiment you did?  These can be memories and experiences that take a student from “just” learning to believing they can be the next prize winning author, world-renown painter, or inventor of the 21st century.

New Tools Take the Thinking Out of Donating

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With technology platforms changing the way we purchase products and services on a regular basis, it was only a matter of time before such innovations impacted the way we give to charity. Launched earlier this month, Boston-based startup Changefolio allows users to set up automated donations tied to everyday purchases.

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