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.
Jun 9, 2011

Joni Cobb, President & CEO of PIPELINE, joined President & CEO Laura McKnight and radio personality Ryan Rink in the Hot Talk KCTE 1510 studio on Tuesday for another discussion on go...

Jun 6, 2011

Even being observant gives back. Consider the Yellow Car Game. Kids in the back seat compete to claim each yellow car they see until someone hits 100. (This competition can last days, weeks ...

Jun 3, 2011

As the residents of Joplin, Mo., work to piece their lives back together after a devastating tornado tore through their city, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation continues to receiv...

May 27, 2011

Americans are the most generous people in the world, giving away more than $300 billion annually to charitable causes. But, a hot new book on charitable giving questions just what, exac...

May 25, 2011

Giving hearts from all over the country are reaching out to the communities of Joplin, Mo., and Reading, Kan., after devastating tornados struck both communities. The death toll continues to...

May 13, 2011

No, we’re not talking about a new brand of yogurt, we’re talking about identity-based philanthropy – giving that is organized around some aspect of personal and collective identity, i....

May 12, 2011

The Foundation Center recently released statistics on giving by community foundations, and they’ve published a list of the top 25 community foundations by total giving. Where does Kans...

May 5, 2011

Last Friday was certainly a day of celebration! While a beautiful, young woman across the pond was busy marrying her prince, one of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s regional ...

Apr 29, 2011

You feel strongly about a cause. You want to fix a problem. You care deeply about an organization that has touched your life. You want to make a difference. But, as a donor, how do you know...

Apr 19, 2011

Shared value, corporate social responsibility, giving back. Names for doing good are almost as plentiful as flavors of ice cream. And when it comes to corporate giving, any company, regardle...

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