Giving Blog

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Nov 30, 2011

Today’s successful companies understand that to do well, they must also do good. But how does one measure the good a company is doing? Admittedly it’s not an easy task, but the Global R...

Nov 23, 2011

Holiday shoppers, take note! Giving Cards from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its non-regional brand, Greater Horizons, are a fun, easy and meaningful gift for family, frie...

Nov 18, 2011

Visit the Council on Foundations blog, RE:Philanthropy, to read a guest post by Senior Vice President Brenda Chumley in honor of Community Foundation Week. Brenda explains how Grea...

Nov 16, 2011

The giving season is here! This season is filled with holidays, family and fun, but it can also come with a lengthy "to do" list. Fortunately, the Greater Kansas City Community Fou...

Nov 11, 2011

Charitable giving looked a lot like yard work, as Teen Giving Institute teens raked leaves at Community LINC. The nonprofit organization provides transitional housing for homeless families i...

Nov 4, 2011

If you care about education, your community or animals, there’s a giving circle for you. In the last two years, several new giving circles have sprung up just in Kansas City. It’...

Nov 2, 2011

Today’s corporations are facing increasing demands for transparency on an ever-widening range of financial and non-financial information. As you may have read in a recent Giving B...

Oct 28, 2011

As we approach the charitable giving season, we are all reminded of how rewarding and responsible it is to give to others. This is not lost upon our friends at Payless ShoeSource, who for th...

Oct 27, 2011

Think green and you might think of Gary and Trish Walker who started Magic Touch Cleaning, the country’s first all-green cleaning business in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. They use onl...

Oct 20, 2011

How well can you keep a secret? For more than a year, Joyce Hayhow’s friends have been keeping a secret from her. Since she has hundreds of friends, that’s been a challenge. Joyc...

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