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Simple Ways to Give Back to Your Community

A local community has the power to shape the way someone grows up and can affect the rest of their life in a very positive, or negative way depending on the circumstance. While many wish they could do more to positively impact their community, most feel as if they don’t have enough time to do […]

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Philanthropic Tech Companies to Support

Tech companies have quickly grown into one of the largest sectors on the planet. Known for excessive spending and huge profit margins, it is is important to recognize those tech giants who are doing some good with all of the profits being raked in. After all, consumers are more likely to support a company that […]

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The 5 Most Inspiring TED Talks

TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Talks are conversations with some of the leading intellectuals, innovators, and artists of our times. They are brief, about thirty minutes in length, motivational and inspirational dialogues. Many TED Talks are now online so that viewers can watch them anytime to generate ideas and incite creativity. Here are 5 of […]

The Science of Philanthropy

That giving makes us feel good is an undeniable truth. We love knowing that we have contributed to making a difference around the issues that are most important to us. If we are going to give our money away, however, it is only natural that we want our donations to be as beneficial as possible. […]

An Overview of the Muscular Dystrophy Association

At any given time, thousands of American families experience the hardship of muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other forms of neuromuscular disease. Severe, life-changing symptoms, including decreased physical ability, and the loss of independence, are a reality for many patients; just as real, however, is hope. Thanks to the unyielding dedication of the Muscular Dystrophy Association […]

A Biological Approach to Precision Medicine

Many of today’s cancer treatments don’t sufficiently account for the individual nature of each instance of disease. Some forms of therapy, such as gene-silencing nucleic acids, are designed to target a very small number of disease-causing genes; however, the future of truly personalized treatment will need to account for the dynamism in molecular gene networks, […]

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An Overview of Philanthropic College Courses

When people think of philanthropists, they usually think of billionaires like Warren Buffett or Charlier Munger. But being a philanthropist is not about donating billions, or even millions. It’s about donating any amount of time or money to a worthy cause. Today, students in colleges across the United States are being taught how they can […]

Considerations When Donating to Developing Countries

The developing world is facing a number of problems. Poverty, famine and sickness seem to be persistent difficulties. Those who are of a charitable frame of mind want to reach out and help those who are in desperate situations. When donating to developing countries, it is important to keep several different factors in mind. These […]

What is Ethical AI?

The recent Neural Information Processing Systems conference in Long Beach, California drew in more than 8,000 attendees. Amid discussions about new technologies and coming trends, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) brought the conference to a more somber note. The Moral Issues Surrounding AI Tech Kate Crawford delivered the keynote speech, drawing on her experience […]

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How Social Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Philanthropic Efforts: Partnering with Financial Firms

Social entrepreneurs and financial firms each bring something to the table that the other needs. From their perspective, social entrepreneurs thrive on using their businesses to impact society in real and meaningful ways. Meanwhile, financial firms are adept at generating profits, but sometimes need additional guidance in making a more positive social impact. Working together […]

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