Thank You, Neil & Jane Golub!

Watch the video above to hear how Neil and Jane Golub have made a positive impact through philanthropy from regional and national nonprofit leaders! The C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award is presented annually in recognition of community members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and extraordinary commitment to preserving and enhancing the quality of…

Being a Philanthropist Without Money

From the Huffington Post: People say philanthropy is only for the rich. This is a lie. When anyone gives anything with good heart, he or she becomes a philanthropist — a conduit and a catalyst for love. Thanks to Google, I found an article from 1940 by Corinne Updegraff Wells. She gave a great example…

10 Trade-Offs That Donors Face That Make Philanthropy Tough But Rewarding

Melissa A. Berman at the Chronicle of Philanthropy writes: Philanthropists often say that giving away money is tougher than any other job they have had. What makes philanthropy particularly demanding are the tensions and trade-offs donors constantly struggle with to achieve thoughtful, effective giving. As F. Scott Fitzgerald aptly said, “The test of a first-rate…

Strategic Giving: 5 Steps to Getting the Most Bang for Your Philanthropic Buck

This post comes to us from Bruce DeBoskey and the Denver Post: During the holiday season, our mailboxes are overflowing with catalogs, holiday cards — and requests for donations. Our voice message boxes are not much farther behind. At this time of year, when people are feeling particularly generous, nonprofits work hard to raise needed…

Opinion: How to Avoid Seasonal ‘Charitable Giving Guilt’

From the New York Times: I love this time of year, except for one teeny, tiny thing: charitable giving guilt. You know exactly what I’m talking about. We’ve all walked past that red bucket without dropping in any money. We’ve all said “no” to those requests at the checkout counter to donate $1 to some…