Tara Raghuveer on Evictions in Kansas City

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For the past five years, Tara Raghuveer, Founder and Director of the Kansas City Eviction Project, has researched housing and evictions across the country, but more specifically in Kansas City. At a recent Donor-to-Donor, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors were invited to attend a presentation of Tara’s findings on the local housing and eviction crisis taking place in the …

Charitable Giving Exceeded $400 Billion in 2017 According to Giving USA

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Charitable giving in the United States continues to rise. Last year broke a record with more than $410 billion donated to charities across the country. As a part of Nonprofit Connect‘s 501(c) Success National Speaker Series, Dr. Patrick Rooney from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy presented the Giving USA Annual Report of Philanthropy for the Year 2017. Giving …

Our 2017 Annual Report is Now Available

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Our 2017 Annual Report is now available. It was a record-breaking year for our donors who used their charitable funds to grant more than $400 million to their favorite charities. We opened more donor-advised funds than ever before, worked with professional advisors to manage their clients’ charitable assets, and helped companies of all sizes create or expand their corporate giving programs. …

The Role of Philanthropy in Rural Communities

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The word “rural” can be hard to define. For many, the word conjures up images of rolling hills and vast farmland, tiny towns steeped in deep history and tradition. For some, it might mean the decline of a close-knit community brought on by advances in technology and the draw of bigger towns and cities nearby. A fluid definition is fitting …

10 Children’s Books About Giving

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Charitable giving is sometimes hard for little ones to understand. However, when introduced with entertaining illustrations and language that is easy to understand, children are more likely to catch on. Here is a short list of books that introduce the concept of giving and generosity to add to your child’s book collection. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein This short …

Pyramid of Corporate Social Responsibility

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While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been around since the 1950s, its importance and practice took hold much later. The basis of what we consider to be the modern definition of CSR is rooted in Archie Carroll’s “Pyramid of Corporate Social Responsibility.” In this Pyramid, a corporation has four types of responsibilities. The first and most obvious is the economic …