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 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 ...

May 13, 2010

More than 1.5 million organizations comprise the nonprofit sector in the United States. And 86% of companies polled in the Corporate Giving Standard Survey reported giving back through a cor...

May 5, 2010

Sometimes the week’s most cutting edge examples of corporate social responsibility turn up in our own back yard, right here in the field of philanthropy itself. Yesterday the innovative te...

Apr 29, 2010

Corporate social responsibility is a recipe for success. Just ask the Glad Products Company, Kraft Foods, and TCHO Chocolate. Each of these companies has developed innovative approaches to c...

Apr 22, 2010

Fifty-three percent of employers in the United States are making the workplace greener through activities ranging from paper reduction to rideshare programs and increased online communicatio...

Apr 16, 2010

Companies that made an authentic commitment to corporate responsibility outperformed their industry peers during the recession by an average of 15%. That’s an impressive statistic! Teva Ne...

Apr 14, 2010

What time of year is it? Thankfully, it is spring! And the beginning of Ann’s softball season. AND, tax time. That glorious time of year when there are as many receipts flying around as so...

Apr 12, 2010

What an inspiring story in Leawood Lifestyle Magazine featuring the work of the Johnson County Giving Circle! Giving circles are all the rage, and there are dozens springing up all over the ...

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