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#GivingTuesday: Five Takeaways From One Great Experiment in Philanthropy

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#GivingTuesday: Five Takeaways From One Great Experiment in Philanthropy When you hear the phrase “holiday season,” is giving back the first thing that comes to mind? If not, you’d be forgiven. After all, food comas, mob-like shopping scenes and horror stories about airport delays have long overshadowed the giving spirit of the holidays. This didn’t sit well with Henry Timms, who as interim executive … Read More
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PayPal Talks About the Future of Online Giving

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PayPal Talks About the Future of Online Giving Today on CauseTalk Radio, Megan and Joe talk to Clam Lorenz, Director of Nonprofit Engagement at PayPal. Clam explains the important role PayPal plays in processing billions of dollars of donations every year, and how it's always expanding the ways it can work with nonprofits. Clam also talks about the exponential growth of online donations and how PayPal is leading the way in mobile giving. We also discuss the challenges nonprofits have in adopting a mobile-first strategy. Finally, Clam, Megan and Joe discuss giving trends for 2014. Tune in now! Don’t Miss an Episode! Subscribe to Cause Talk Radio in iTunes! Read More
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2013: The Year of the Digital Donation

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2013: The Year of the Digital Donation Today, we’re proud to report that total charitable giving through PayPal in the month of December 2013 reached $142.7 million dollars, a 36% increase from the month of December 2012! Read More
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BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Partners with Feeding America for #GivingTuesday

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BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Partners with Feeding America for #GivingTuesday Giving back to the community is a value that we take seriously at BJ’s Wholesale Club. Since the opening of our first Club in 1984, we have had great pride in being a partner to thousands of organizations in the communities surrounding our Clubs. We focus on areas where we can make a difference and take pride in our work to serve children and families in need in the areas where our Clubs operate. Read More
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#GivingTuesday Winter Weatherization Project in Detroit's North End Neighborhood

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#GivingTuesday Winter Weatherization Project in Detroit's North End Neighborhood   Young Detroit Builders worked in partnership with CLEARCorps/Detroit and Bank of America to weatherize 20 homes in Detroit’s North End Neighborhood on December 3rd. In celebration of #GivingTuesday, volunteers from Young Detroit Builders (YDB), CLEARCorps/Detroit, Bank of America, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), Green Works, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) and students from Oakland Community College united to help low-income families increase their home’s energy efficiency and reduce energy costs during the winter months. Volunteers installed window kits, door sweeps and pipe wrap to homes on Atkinson and Edison. Read More
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Western Michigan Gives Back

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Western Michigan Gives Back Western Michigan University has raised $43,085.49 and over 850 donations in support for #Broncos4Broncos on #GivingTuesday. We had a 20% participation from WMU students alone, and we couldn't be more thrilled. They were generous to give donations at are community kickoff tent, or simply by going online to MyWMU.com/GivingTuesday to help scholarships at WMU. With more great news we have received over four thousand dollars from our own Faculty and Staff. And we can't forget to give a big thanks to our President, John M. Dunn, who increased our amounts by $7,309! Thank You to everyone that showed their support for #Broncos4Broncos & #GivingTuesday. We couldn't have don it with out you all! Read More
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Worcester, MA participates in Giving Tuesday

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Worcester, MA participates in Giving Tuesday NEW England Cable New NECN news broadcast (NECN: Kristen Carosa) - Two staff members from Worcester Academy were held hostage in the name of charity on Tuesday. Coach Jamie Sullivan and security guard Walter Pope were locked up all day. “It’s a fun activity but it's also going to really good cause,” Sullivan said. Students had to donate to bail them out. The money raised will go to the school's serendipity fund- money that helps students in need. It’s all part of the nationwide initiative Giving Tuesday, a day to think about donating to a nonprofit or charity. “Some of their fellow classmates are kids that really need this fund and the assistance. The fact that they are all chipping in to help each other is really special,” said Kim Stone of the academy. Worcester's Ecotarium didn't hold a fundraiser on Tuesday, but they are encouraging those who stop in to consider helping out the community. It raises awareness - that's the most important part - raising awareness about nonprofits in the community,” said Patricia Crawford of the ecotarium. And while some organizations encouraged people to give, some were on the receiving end. “To receive this many shoes in just one day - it’s incredible for us,” said Beth Butler of Dress for Success Worcester. Dress for Success is a nonprofit that helps women in need. Butler says they received sixty four pairs of shoes Tuesday from local donors. “To know that there are women out there who are supporting us and in turn we will help so many other women in need,” said Butler. Butler says Tuesday’s donations will make a major difference in the lives of others. And at Worcester Academy, they hope to have the same impact on their school community. “It’s really good for our kids to think about giving back - especially to those who are less fortunate than them,” Sullivan concluded. Read More