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Give now: match available for Syrian relief

The devastating conflict in Syria has left thousands of people without clean water, food, medical care and other necessities. BBC reports that the United Nations refugee agency has registered more than 200,000 Syrians—many of them children—who have fled to neighboring countries. To maximize humanitarian relief going to Syrian refugees, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy…

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Blog Action Day – “The Power of We”

Since 2007, Blog Action Day has been uniting the world’s bloggers by posting about the same issue on the same day, in order to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all. This year’s theme for Blog Action Day (October 15) is “The Power of We,” a topic…

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College fair showcases TGI investment

Members of our Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) visited Mosaic Youth Theatre in Detroit for their annual college fair on Oct. 6. TGI’s 2012 grant supported this event, which brought university recruiters from all over the country looking for new talent for their arts, theatre and dance programs. College fairs such as the one Mosaic hosted…

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Leaving a Legacy: Planned Giving

Part of a Philanthropy A-Z series A planned gift is any charitable gift, immediate or deferred, that considers an individual’s personal tax, financial, and estate planning circumstances. Planned gifts can be as simple as an outright gift of cash, or as sophisticated as a charitable trust or foundation that is integrated into a multifaceted financial…

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Arab fall film festivals

Several of our grantees are holding film fests this fall with selections that will be sure to entertain and inform even the most discerning movie-goer. To kick off the film festival season, on October 5 the Boston Palestine Film Festival will present Habibi, directed by Susan Youssef, a story of forbidden love, and the first…

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Best practice: Annual reports

At their most basic level, annual reports are meant to inform, educate, and summarize a year of hard work. When done well, annual reports can inspire, empower and captivate a nonprofit’s donors – as well as encourage them to form a deeper relationship with the organization. Annual reports are absolutely crucial for nonprofits that wish…

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Innovative youth philanthropy around the world

Increasingly, the next generation’s leaders are making their mark on the world by proposing and implementing solutions to global environmental and social problems. One great example includes the global YouthBank initiative, a network of 20 youth grantmaking committees. With its origins in Ireland (specifically the Community Foundation of Northern Ireland), YouthBank has since spread throughout…

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Fall into great programming from our grantees

Having just announced our 2012 round of grants, we wanted to give you some updates on the great activities our grantees are organizing around the country. Check out the organizations local to you for a little bit of Arab culture and fun this fall! Starting this week, the Arab Cultural and Community Center (ACCC) is…

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An upgrade in giving means philanthropy for all

Part of our CAAPtivating Reads Series by Katherine Hanway, CAAP Donor Services and Program Officer Whether you are looking for the latest tips on how to make more impact through your giving, simple definitions to complicated philanthropic terms, or ideas for how to get your whole family involved in charity, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s new book Giving…

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Donor spotlight: Mona and Saed Sahouri

Flint, Mich.-based Arab American philanthropists Mona and Saed Sahouri opened a donor-advised fund with CAAP in 2011. We recently asked them some questions about philanthropy such as what drives their giving, and how CAAP has helped impact their giving since establishing their fund. CAAP: Can you give us an example of the kind of work/causes…

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