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: http://peopleforpetsgivingcircle.com/your-favorite-pet-charity/. 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 [...]

How to Survive Holiday Giving!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when I said to my spouse, “We’ve done too much again, just look at this house. But we haven’t done enough this year to care for those for whom Santa Clause will not be there. Our children are nestled all snug in their beds, But what of those kids with [...]

Ebola, Doctors Without Borders, and An Emergency Donation

Is there ever a good time for an emergency? No way! That’s why we set aside $25 every month into an Emergency Relief Fund so that we can make a donation to help people going through a crisis. We are prepared to help out in an emergency! Last year, we donated to help the Philippines [...]

And the Charities Are….

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 we 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 a charity. [...]

Our June Donations

Last week, we completed our quarterly voting, and below you’ll find the charities the giving circle’s chose. If you like to donate to cause you care about but feel like your donation is too small to make a difference, don’t have time to research a charity before you donate, and wonder if your donation makes [...]

Giving Challenge: Support Education

“Education is the Most Powerful Weapon Which You Can Use to Change the World.” – Nelson Mandela Welcome to Month 5 of the 12 Month Giving Challenge, and this month, we’ll turn our attention to education, because it is one of the most important ingredients required to create a better world. Education impacts every aspect [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

8 months ago we wondered what was going on with mom. Her forgetfulness had surpassed the normal “senior” moments, and she had started repeating herself in the same conversation. We knew she needed to get checked out, but unfortunately, she was in Italy for a several month trip. What to do? We decided, that we [...]
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