Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Jumpstart your 2012 giving resolutions

With disasters wreaking havoc in Japan and Somalia, and with the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement forging new political rhetoric around the world, 2011 was nothing if not tumultuous. The same can be said of the philanthropic sector. While overall giving remained steady, certain sectors (such as social justice philanthropy) experienced a sharp decline…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

More ways to give creatively this holiday season

All over the country generous microphilanthropists are finding ways to contribute to the #30DaysofGOOD cause. Here in Michigan, Kmart shoppers started paying the balance of random layaway accounts, a couple began passing out $100 bills in Detroit, and a mysterious fairy in Grand Rapids is putting change in fortuitous parking meters. You don’t always have…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Be mindful with your giving this season

You may have noticed your email inbox being inundated with requests for you to support causes ranging from arts installations to cancer research. This time of year, nonprofits step up their fundraising efforts in order to fully participate in the giving spirit of the season. While the majority of these are noteworthy and admirable charities,…

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CAAP’S 2011 Holiday Gift Guide!

December always seems to involve a bit of a frenzied rush to prepare for holiday and year-end festivities. Often we forget to relax and enjoy the spirit of the season, which is why we at CAAP wish to highlight some of the exciting programs that our grantee partners have been developing this year. Each year,…

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Creative Microphilanthropy

Every month GOOD magazine features a #30DaysofGOOD challenge to its readers. Participants are encouraged to share the results via various social media channels as well as GOOD’s website. We at CAAP are especially interested in this month’s challenge, as it encourages pondering creative ways to give back. This month’s #30DaysofGOOD campaign is one way to…

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Giving Circles: A Small Amount, For A Larger Impact

Part of a Philanthropy A-Z series There are instances where a downturned economy can offer new and innovative solutions to issues that we face. Even though many of us are tightening our own wallets, social problems and worthy causes do not decline. Giving circles are a growing form of philanthropy that offer solutions to social…

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5 Ways To Make Your Family’s Thanksgiving a Little More Philanthropic

Thanksgiving presents a perfect time to share ideas with family and friends about how best to achieve your desired charitable outcomes during the holidays. Forbes Magazine has some great tips about leveraging this season of thanks to align with your strategic philanthropic goals: Make the dinner table a charitable roundtable: Assemble all of the appeals…

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Raising Money From Arab Americans – Recap

This past Tuesday, Nov 15, National Philanthropy Day, CAAP was very proud to participate in a Chronicle of Philanthropy discussion highlighting how organizations can target their fundraising towards Arab American donors. It was an honor for CAAP to connect with a national audience directly to answer questions about Arab American philanthropy. Participants in the discussion…

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Patriots, Peacemakers & Philanthropy

Tomorrow, Veteran’s Day, the Arab American National Museum (AANM) will be unveiling a new gallery exhibit entitled Patriots and Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country. This exhibit tells the stories of heroism and self-sacrifice that affirm the important roles Arab Americans have played in our country throughout its history. CAAP is pleased to…

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