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2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Some of the best holiday gifts are the ones that keep on giving. That’s what happens when you use your gift-giving as a way to support nonprofit organizations. With that in mind, in this Holiday Gift Guide we highlight our 2012 grantee partners. You can support their important work by giving great gifts that friends…

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Happy #GivingTuesday!

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving usually finds Americans worn out and reeling from the whirlwind of shopping that comes with “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” This year, a nonprofit organization in New York teamed up with the United Nations Foundation to launch #GivingTuesday, a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the holiday…

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TGI to receive Sparky Anderson Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (October 24, 2012) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter will present the Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, with the Sparky Anderson Award for Youth in Philanthropy at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner, Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Each year this award recognizes and…

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Superstorm Sandy disaster response

Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29 and brought with it loss of life, flooding, widespread damages, power outages and major travel disruptions. Millions of people on the East Coast remain without power, and many transportation routes are still shut down. CAAP has researched relief organizations and we are providing donors with a suggested list of…

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Philanthropy and civic engagement: The Arab American vote

Members of TGI pose for the My Arab American Vote campaign Encouraging civic participation is a powerful way for nonprofits and foundations to advance their missions and improve the quality of life in our communities, state and nation. Studies have shown that stronger social bonds encourage higher voter turnout. This is where theMy Arab American…

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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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