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.
Sep 1, 2010

Is it hard to give away money? Two of the hottest topics in giving news would seem to indicate that the answer is yes. A Google search of "Social Innovation Fund" produced 285,000 hits in .2...

Aug 14, 2010

Good news on corporate giving. Although companies aren't expecting to give more in 2010, most do not plan to decrease giving, even despite uncertain economic times. That's according to ...

Aug 6, 2010

Last week on this blog, we posed the question of whether or not companies should be engaged in solving social issues. To continue to spark thinking around this question we felt it important ...

Jul 18, 2010

Were you taking notes last week? If not, it's time to jot down the words "every gift makes a difference."    Big news in big gifts! Another billionaire, this t...

Jun 21, 2010

Time. So often it is our most valuable asset! The gift of a Father's Day afternoon with dads and grandad ranks high on the satisfaction charts, according to cousins Lindy and Kate. And it tu...

Jun 18, 2010

In 2007, according to IRS data, the 400 biggest taxpayers in the country reported $138 billion in total adjusted gross income. That group checked in at $11 billion in deductible charitable c...

Jun 16, 2010

In 2001, Hill & Knowlton/Harris Interactive conducted a poll and found that 79% of Americans take into consideration corporate citizenship practices in their decision to buy a product. H...

Jun 14, 2010

A weekend field trip to the Deanna Rose Farmstead was a great place to reflect on the indisputable fact that Kansas City has led the way toward a better way to give, anywhere ...

Jun 11, 2010

Kansas City is home to many of the most generous companies in America. In fact, corporate giving accounts for 7% of the region's total philanthropy, compared with a national average of 5%. ...

May 18, 2010

  Last Wednesday’s post on my Greater Kansas City Community Foundation blog about Giving Cards prompted me to seriously consider just what a gift the gift of giving is to the person ...

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