2015 Index reveals Philanthropy is growing worldwide, particularly in Europe

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2015 Index reveals Philanthropy is growing worldwide, particularly in Europe

Trends emerging in the third edition of the index show that “Impact/mission investing” is seen as the most promising trend by most philanthropists (52% each) worldwide. A majority of respondents (67%) believe that advisors are necessary to most effectively navigate the giving sector

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Study Explores Pay for Success Options to Help Veterans

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Study Explores Pay for Success Options to Help Veterans

With more than 22 million veterans living in the U.S. today, and as many as 300,000 additional service members expected to leave the military annually over the next five years, services for these men and women will increasingly require additional resources. This model has not yet been proven long-term. Researchers conducted interviews with dozens of leaders from military, finance, government, academia, nonprofits, foundations and veteran-serving organizations; the study “focused on identifying the programs most ready to scale up via PFS-type funding.”

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Canadian Women and Philanthropy

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Canadian Women and Philanthropy

Canadian women are more likely to give to charities than men and, in common with their counterparts in the United Kingdom and the United States, affluent Canadian women donate a higher proportion of their investable assets to charity than men. It is also likely the case in Canada that affluent women share the attitude of their peers in the United States, who are nearly twice as likely as men to say that charitable giving is the most satisfying part of having wealth

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MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator, and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached.

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MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator, and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached.

4 month accelerator program. World-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, media and more.
No equity taken. No restrictions applied.
£500,000 in cash awards.
Any startup can enter, from any industry, from anywhere in the world.

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Oxfordshire charity devises specialist game control setups for people with physical disabilities

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Oxfordshire charity devises specialist game control setups for people with physical disabilities

Games can help rebuild sections of relationships that some of us take for granted. Lee talks about the loss of identity he suffered when he could no longer play games; it’s not just about losing out on fun, it’s about relationships. Lee can now play Fifa 15 with his brother, even though they won’t be able to have a real-life kickabout together.

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Incubators Are Helping Impact Enterprises Grow, But Are They Making a Difference?

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Incubators Are Helping Impact Enterprises Grow, But Are They Making a Difference?

After scanning hundreds of successful models, The Rockefeller Foundation supported five high-performing accelerators to pilot different innovations in enterprise support. We took a deep look at the challenges and opportunities encountered by each, their strategies to grow enterprises, and insights into the advantages and disadvantages of the various models to share lessons with others in the field.

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