You’ve no doubt heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but today is Giving Tuesday, a program that looks to promote the needs of nonprofit groups, rather than retail outlets.
In just a few short years, the effort has grown to include thousands of organizations. One of them is the Concord-based Community Loan Fund. President Juliana Eades explains what her group does and what she hopes to see on Giving Tuesday.
Earlier this year, Melinda Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced an initiative to invest billions of dollars into increasing contraceptive access for women. Anybody with a mailbox or cable subscription knows it’s a somewhat risky move: whether we’re talking about contraceptives, abortion rights, or funding for Planned Parenthood, women’s issues have been front and center throughout the long election season. We wanted to know more about the collision of philanthropy and politics, and take a general look at the state of philant
Originally published on Thu February 9, 2012 6:15 pm
The Soup Movement in America is based on a simple recipe: Bring a bunch of people together to eat soup. Ask each person for a modest donation — say $5. Listen to a few proposals about how people might use that pool of money for a worthwhile project. Vote on the best proposal, and give all the money to the top vote-getter. Go home full and fulfilled.