Millennials control the future of charitable giving. As Baby Boomer and Gen X donors age, nonprofits are desperate for new ways to engage millennial donors. This task, however, has proven daunting. Though millennials are the biggest generation since the Baby Boomers, they currently contribute only about 11 percent of all charitable donations.
Category Archives: Non-profit
Nonprofit organizations have been helping millions of people globally who could not survive otherwise, without food, water and shelter. According to global issues.org, over three billion people, almost half the world, live on less than $2.50 a day. At least 80 percent of humanity lives on less than $10 a day and more than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.
“We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force, which can change it.” – James Baldwin
Every man does not live on bread alone. A global issue has been forgotten behind poverty, sickness, and hunger. An issue that starts wars, causes suicide, and destroys societies. That issue is cultural divides. What makes humans uniquely different from other species is our need for relationships for survival.
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is fighting IBD one patient at a time
“Hey! I have IBD and lately I’ve been having horrible cramps and extreme weight loss because of it. Do you know of anything that could help me right now?” Continue reading
Crowdfunding is an online pooling of individuals who donate money for a cause or project presented by other individuals or groups. One man and his wife took a different perspective on the phenomenon. Together they created the world’s first ever non-profit crowdfunding website to help individuals around the world. Continue reading
Last week Rand Paul took the senate floor looking for answers about whether the current administration believes they have the right to use drones to kill American citizens. Paul declared he would not stand down until this issue was cleared up.Paul’s rant instantly pushed him into the spotlight. In an age of social media it only took a few hours for him to go viral on the twitter verse. While on the senate floor, Paul sent out twits.
Mashable has even posted a video, of Rand Paul’s Filibuster in 120 seconds.
No I am not referring to a new product the Kardashian Klan is endorsing (but, for the record, they do own a makeup line aptly titled “Kardashian Khroma”), but I am referring to the due date of Kim Kardashian’s baby.
This week the world was shocked when Pope Benedict XVI stepped down from his title as Pope. This was quite an historical event because the last time a Pope retired from his post was 600 years ago in the year 1415, when Pope Gregory XII resigned, after 10 years on the job 1415. Also in 1294, Pope Celestine V resigned after only five months, preferring the simple life of a monk to the majesty of being pope.
With the advent of the internet we no longer have to go to the library to look up a fact because we can just “Google” it. While the convenience of Google is exponential, have we really considered the drawbacks of the Internet?
Donations to charities and non-profits are the main reason many of them are still running. However, many times people do not donate as often as they could or do not donate at all because they may feel that their small contribution will not make an impact.
However, a new platform on the internet is allowing people to donate money in a very creative way and it is giving them an opportunity to donate much more than just their money. Snoball, is an application that helps cause marketing and helps donors market the charity of their choice with their friends. Continue reading