Red Cross Expose: 5 Lessons We Can Learn

Over the last several months, NPR and ProPublica have been investigating the Red Cross. The Red Cross is one of the most important disaster relief organizations in terms of size, services, reputation, and fund raising capacity, so the investigation’s findings are quite disturbing. I think the investigation is best summed up by the following statistic: [...]

Where Will We Donate?

It’s our favorite time of year here at Change Gangs: Virtual Giving Circles. Every three months, we research a bunch of charities and then choose which one we are going to donate to. The members have submitted their nominations, and we will be considering the following charities…. People With Compassion for Pets The Animal League [...]

Our First Donation of 2015

Every three months, we research a bunch of charities and then choose which one we are going to donate to. Here are short descriptions on the charities our giving circles chose last month. Please note, our giving goals and values may be different than yours. You should always conduct your own analysis before donating to [...]

Movies, Books, and Speakers Oh My!

Education is an important part of what we do through our giving circles. The more we understand our cause, the better we can direct our donations to the charities and the programs addressing the root causes, so that fewer people and animals ever have to suffer. We want to solve problems at their roots, so [...]

You Can Help Us Choose

Every three months, Change Gangs: Virtual Giving Circles donates our pooled donations to charities. We love that we each give only $25, but together we donate THOUSANDS! And we’re not content to donate, cross our fingers, and hope our donation makes a difference. Nope, these charities have been thoroughly researched and the members receive the [...]

Giving 2.0 Review

Last week, I was honored to have a mention in an article at the Stanford Social Innovation Review. In this article, The Disruption for Good, the author looks at how “rapid advances in technology are changing philanthropy in fundamental ways—making it potentially more rational, effective, collaborative, transparent, and democratic.” We are mentioned as one of [...]

Do You Know A Great Charity?

We have money to give, and we’re on the look out for exceptional charities. Our nomination period is officially open, and for the next month, we will identify possible candidates. Can you help us? Pet Charities Let me know about a great pet charity by going to this link: Poverty Busting Charities I’d love [...]

The Year in Review: 2014’s Donations

It’s been a wonderful year here. And it was made possible by YOU– our members! It’s your commitment to putting your money where your heart is. It’s your willingness to walk the walk. Your $25/month is making a big impact, because TOGETHER we choose great charities implementing great programs. Please note: If you are not [...]