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 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...

Oct 18, 2011

Decision Making 101 suggests that the first thing you should do when faced with a decision is to gather the facts. It's even better when you can gather the facts from experts. The ...

Oct 13, 2011

Finding the perfect birthday, holiday or thank you gift can be challenging, but fortunately, Giving Cards from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its non-regional brand, Greate...

Oct 11, 2011

Q: How does a charitable spirit manifest itself in adolescent boys? A: Why, through PAINTBALL! (What else should we have expected?) For a week each summer, pals William Andrews, Allister Mac...

Oct 7, 2011

Giving has changed. The fusion of social networking and a cause culture has created a new way to give. Want to give a micro-loan to someone on the other side of the world? Online giving make...

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