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Scholarship deadline approaching for Arab American students

Applications are currently being accepted for the Russel J. Ebeid ‘62 ACCESS Scholarship for Arab American Students at Kettering University for the 2012-2013 school year. Mr. Ebeid established the scholarship program in partnership with ACCESS and the Arab American National Museum in order to help and encourage Arab Americans to attend Kettering University in Flint,…

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Celebrate Generosity Day!

Finally, a Valentine’s Day tradition in which everyone can get involved! Whether you’re single or happy settled, a growing movement aims to celebrate the spirit of public goodwill. The aim of Generosity Day is to go out of your way to help others. Leave an extra tip for your barista, shovel your mom’s driveway clean,…

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Giving patterns of the next philanthropic generation

A recent study commissioned by the Scorpio Partnership, a UK wealth management firm, provides new insight into giving patterns of the world’s wealthiest. Scorpio surveyed 3,300 people with an average net worth of $2 million. As these high net worth individuals (HNWI) plan to substantially increase their wealth within the next decade, they have the…

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Saying shukran: Proper donor stewardship

While a necessary step in the donor stewardship process, thanking your donors doesn’t have to be a chore. A little creativity and sincerity can go a long way towards long-term donor cultivation. Which is, after all, the desired goal: without your donors and volunteers, your programs and projects would not be possible. Nonprofits like charity:…

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Grantmaking from the grassroots

Big money often gets big attention. That is, when millions are doled out by wealthy individuals, corporations, or foundations the amounts are plastered across national headlines. However, little is ever reported on the outcome of these large investments, and whether or not the investment lives up to expectations. Grassroots grantmaking seeks to balance out some…

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“Citizen philanthropy” with Detroit4Detroit

Detroit4Detroit is a new initiative of Citizen Effect, which leverages the collective power of grassroots fundraisers (“citizen philanthropists”) for maximum impact with community development projects. Citizen Effect partners with local community organizations, and then helps activists raise money for their projects. While Citizen Effect usually supports projects in third world locales, they recently received a…

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Diaspora philanthropy

America is a land of immigrants, many of whom have found success and prospered in the new world. As a result, many Americans have felt compelled to give back to their home communities in the form of diaspora philanthropy. Andrew Carnegie, the father of modern strategic philanthropy, was an early pioneer of giving back to…

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Trending: philanthropic social communities

The current economic situation offers a double-edged sword for most charitable organizations. On one hand, some regular donors may feel more cash-strapped than usual, and may feel the need to restrict their annual giving. However, with the rise of new media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), crowdfunding websites (Kiva, Crowdrise, Kickstarter), and innovative technology that tracks…

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Youth philanthropy group releases request for proposals

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) announces the availability of grant funds of up to $1,000 to support projects that serve area young people.  TGI is a group of 20 Dearborn, MI teens dedicated to improving their community through grantmaking.  TGI will grant up to a total of $5,000 in its…

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CAAP featured in a new report from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on identity-based philanthropy

A new report by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, “Cultures of Giving: Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color,” documents a philanthropic shift in America toward “identity-based philanthropy.” A sector that was once exclusively elite and homogeneously white is becoming ever more democratic, diverse and rooted in community. The report chronicles the beginnings…

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