Philanthropists Measure Their Impact

The Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia released a study highlighting key facts about giving in the region. There were many interesting details worth reading. One that stands out is survey respondents’ perception of how successful their giving contributes to the success of an organization. From the study: Continue reading

Charitable (and Profitable) Giving

Corporations are giving back at an all-time high. Last year’s cash and in-kind donations topped $18 billion (says the Giving USA Annual Report that tracks charitable giving). That’s up 10% from 2010, compared to the slower 2% increase you see from individuals.

Why do corporations go against their inherent money-making nature and invest in these [costly] charitable engagements? Is it really giving back? Does this mean they might actually be…altruistic?  Continue reading