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    • Philanthropy

    • Philanthropy (from Greek ) means etymologically, the love of humanity, in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing, and enhancing what it means to be human. In this meaning, it involves both the benefactor in their identifying and exercising their values, and the beneficiary in their receipt and benefit from the ser ... Read »


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    • Almanac of American Philanthropy

    • Almanac of American Philanthropy

      The Almanac of American Philanthropy is a reference book published by the nonprofit Philanthropy Roundtable in 2016 to capture the history, purpose, effects, and modern direction of private philanthropy in the United States.Philanthropy in the U.S. is a major part of the economy with $360 billion given every year and 8 ... Read »


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    • Altruism

    • Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions and secular worldviews, though the concept of "others" toward whom concern should be directed can vary among cultures and religions. A ... Read »


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    • Annual giving

    • Annual giving is one of the most important areas in an organization’s fundraising efforts. Annual giving consists of many separate solicitation vehicles. When these vehicles are assembled together with skill, they can form the foundation of the institution’s philanthropic support. The entire structure of the ... Read »


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    • Avocation

    • An avocation is an activity that someone engages in as a hobby outside their main occupation. There are many examples of people whose professions were the ways that they made their livings, but for whom their activities outside of their workplaces were their true passions in life. Occasionally, as with Lord Baden-Powel ... Read »


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    • Benefactor (law)

    • A benefactor is a person who gives some form of help to benefit a person, group or organization (the beneficiary), often gifting a monetary contribution in the form of an endowment to help a cause. Benefactors are humanitarian leaders and charitable patrons providing assistance in many forms, such as an alumnus from a ... Read »


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    • Bone throwing

    • In business, bone throwing is an altruistic act or introduction for the benefit of a friend, colleague, or contact. The act or introduction requires some follow-up on the part of the recipient. Generally, but not necessarily, done on a pay it forward basis. Throwing bones to dogs is an ancient human custom. Dogs deriv ... Read »


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    • Bounty (reward)

    • A bounty (from Latin bonitās, goodness) is a payment or reward often offered by a group as an incentive for the accomplishment of a task by someone usually not associated with the group. Bounties are most commonly issued for the capture or retrieval of a person or object. They are typically in the form of money. By ... Read »


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    • Carnegie library

    • A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. A total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929, including some belonging to public and university library systems. 1,689 were built in the United States, 660 in the United ... Read »


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    • Cause-related loyalty marketing

    • Cause-related loyalty marketing is a recent trend in cause marketing. As the name implies, CLM is the marriage of cause marketing and loyalty programs. Cause marketing occurs when for-profit companies join forces with nonprofits to promote a cause. Recent examples include Nike, Inc. partnering with Livestrong, athlete ... Read »


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    • Celebrity philanthropy

    • The term ‘celebrity philanthropy’ refers to celebrity-affiliated charitable and philanthropic activities. It is an increasingly prevalent topic of scholarship in studies of ‘the popular’ vis-à-vis the modern and post-modern world. Look to the Stars, which is advertised as ‘the web’s nu ... Read »


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    • Challenge grant

    • Challenge grants are funds disbursed by one party (the grant maker), usually a government agency, corporation, foundation or trust (sometimes anonymously), typically to a non-profit entity or educational institution (the grantee) upon completion of the challenge requirement(s). The challenge refers to the actions or re ... Read »


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    • Child sponsorship

    • Child sponsorship is a type of fundraising in which a charitable organization associates a donor sponsor with a particular child beneficiary. The sponsor receives updates from the child, typically including photos and translated letters, which helps create the illusion of a personal relationship with the child. The don ... Read »


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    • Collective impact

    • Collective Impact is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration. The concept of collective impact was first articulated in the 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review article Collective Impact, written by J ... Read »


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    • Consciousness raising

    • Consciousness raising (also called awareness raising) is a form of activism, popularized by United States feminists in the late 1960s. It often takes the form of a group of people attempting to focus the attention of a wider group of people on some cause or condition. Common issues include diseases (e.g. breast cancer, ... Read »


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    • Democratized transactional giving

    • Democratized transactional giving is a form of corporate philanthropy and the latest evolution in cause marketing, (defined as when for-profit companies join forces with nonprofits to promote a cause) where consumers, and not the brand in question, have maximum control over the causes they choose to support. Augmenting ... Read »


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    • Donor intent

    • In philanthropy, donor intent is the purpose, sometimes publicly expressed, for which a philanthropist intends a charitable gift or bequest. Donor intent is most often expressed in gift restrictions, terms, or agreements between a donor and donee, but it may also be expressed separately in the words, actions, beliefs, ... Read »


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    • Donor recognition wall

    • With origins in the early 20th century, a donor recognition wall (also known as a donor wall or donor display) is typically a wall-mounted display found in a centralized location of a hospital, university, museum, library, worship facility, or other nonprofit institution. It consists of a listing of names of persons or ... Read »


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    • Donor's Bill of Rights


    • Effective altruism

    • Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that applies evidence and reason to determining the most effective ways to improve the world. Effective altruism encourages individuals to consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that brings about the greatest positive impact, based on their values ... Read »


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    • Effective Altruism Global

    • Effective Altruism Global, abbreviated EA Global, is a series of philanthropy conferences that focuses on the effective altruism movement. The conferences are run by the Centre for Effective Altruism at Oxford University.Huffington Post editor Nico Pitney described the events as a gathering of "nerd altruists", which w ... Read »


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    • Euergetism

    • Euergetism (also called evergetism), derived from the Greek word "εὐεργετέω," meaning "doing good deeds," was the ancient practice of high-status and wealthy individuals in society distributing part of their wealth to the community. This was evident in the patron-client relations in ancient ... Read »


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    • Food drive

    • A food drive is a form of charity that is conducted by a group of individuals or a corporation to stockpile and distribute foodstuffs to people who cannot afford food. Food drives are operated in order to stock food banks that distribute food to homeless people, soup kitchens, vulnerable seniors, orphanages, refug ... Read »


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    • Foodsharing.de

    • foodsharing.de is an online platform that saves and distributes surplus food in Germany and Austria. It is managed by the Foodsharing association (foodsharing e.V.) and was founded on December 12, 2012. On foodsharing.de individuals, retailers and producers can offer or collect food that would otherwise be thrown away. ... Read »


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    • Freelanthropy

    • Freelanthropy was started in 2004 to help non-profit organizations raise money online. Freelanthropy was developed to tap the power of "pay per click" (PPC) search advertising for non-profit organizations. In August 2004 along with its parent company, Freelanthropy was merged with Vendare Media and Freelanthropy launc ... Read »


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    • Fundraising

    • Fundraising or fund raising (also known as "development") is the process of gathering voluntary contributions of money or other resources, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies (see also crowd funding). Although fundraising typically refers to efforts to ... Read »


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    • Generosity

    • Generosity (also called largess) is the virtue of not being tied down by concerns about one's possessions. Often it means to provide help to others by giving them an (usually precious) item without thinking twice. It is sometimes used in the meaning of charity (the virtue of giving without expecting anything in re ... Read »


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    • Global Youth Service Day

    • Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), originally launched and known as National Youth Service Day in the United States, is a coordinated annual event which gathers young people around the world in conducting community service, service learning, and youth voice activities that benefit their communities, their countries, and ... Read »


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    • Good Deeds Day

    • Good Deeds Day

      Good Deeds Day is an international day of volunteering. Beginning in 2007, its mission is to unite people from around the world in doing good deeds for others and the planet. This day of community service was launched in 2007 in Israel by businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison, through Ruach Tova, a Nonpro ... Read »


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    • The Gospel of Wealth

    • "Wealth", more commonly known as "The Gospel of Wealth", is an article written by Andrew Carnegie in June of 1889 that describes the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich. Carnegie proposed that the best way of dealing with the new phenomenon of wealth inequality was for the wealthy to ... Read »


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    • Grant (money)

    • Grants are non-repayable funds or products by one party (grant makers), often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust, to a , often (but not always) a nonprofit entity, educational institution, business or an individual. In order to receive a grant, some form of "Grant Writing" often referred to as e ... Read »


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    • Higherlife Foundation

    • Higherlife Foundation

      Higherlife Foundation is a philanthropic organisation founded in 1996 by Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa. Since inception, foundation has been supporting orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa through education and material support.Education support has been provided through the Capernaum Scholarship for orphaned and vu ... Read »


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    • Institute for Philanthropy

    • The Institute for Philanthropy is a not-for-profit organisation which provides information and educational programmes to philanthropists and to charitable organizations. Originally established in 2000 by Hilary Browne-Wilkinson, a former solicitor at University College London, the Institute currently operates from offi ... Read »


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    • International Volunteer Day

    • International Volunteer Day (IVD) (originally and still known as International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development) (December 5) is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make their contribu ... Read »


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    • International Year of Volunteers

    • International Year of Volunteers was designated for 2001 by the United Nations General Assembly. The initiative aimed at increased recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteering, to highlight the achievements of the millions of volunteers worldwide who devote some time of their lives to serving oth ... Read »


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    • Join Hands Day

    • Join Hands Day is the first Saturday in May. It is a national volunteer day and annual event sponsored by the American Fraternal Alliance. The day was launched by what was then called America's Fraternal Benefit Societies in 2000, in partnership with Points of Light Foundation. It is meant to have a focus not just ... Read »


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    • Munawar Humayun Khan

    • Munawar Humayun Khan is the Chairperson of SRSP and the wife of a former Pakistani diplomat, Dr. Humayun Khan. Mrs Khan Chairs the Board of Directors of Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP), which is one of Pakistan's largest NGO, she has 15 years of experience working with people at grass roots for empowerment and ... Read »


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    • Ktetor

    • ktetor (Greek: κτήτωρ) or ktitor (Cyrillic: ктитор; Georgian: ქტიტორი; Romanian: ctitor), meaning "founder", was a title given in the Middle Ages to the provider of funds for construction or reconstruction of an Orthodox church or monastery, for the ... Read »


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    • Mandela Day

    • Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celeb ... Read »


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    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

      Campaigns Death and memorial Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holid ... Read »


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    • Micro-donation

    • Micro-donation or microphilanthropy is a form of charitable donation that is small in the donated amount. In the past, micro-donations have been used most effectively by companies collecting spare change at registers and checkouts. Recently, this form of philanthropy has become more popular with the advent of online an ... Read »


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    • Mitzvah Day International

    • Mitzvah Day International is an annual day of faith-based social action that takes place in November each year, primarily in the United Kingdom. On Mitzvah Day each year, community groups and individuals undertake a range of volunteer projects for those in need in their local community. Organizations register with Mitz ... Read »


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    • National Public Lands Day

    • National Public Lands Day

      National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually at public lands in the United States on a Saturday in late September. A signature event of the National Environmental Education Foundation, it promotes both popular enjoyment and volunteer conservation of public lands. Three federal agencies and 700 volunteers launched ... Read »


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    • National Volunteer Week

    • National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration observed in the United States and in Canada in mid to late April, to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism in the two countries. In the United States it is organized by the Point of Light foundation." In Canada, National Volunteer Week was first conceived i ... Read »


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    • Nonprofit Marketplace Initiative

    • The Nonprofit Marketplace Initiative (NMI) was an initiative of the Effective Philanthropy Group of the Hewlett Foundation launched in 2006. Its closure was announced in the Chronicle of Philanthropy in April 2014. The NMI was started by the Effective Philanthropy Group at the Hewlett Foundation in 2006 with the g ... Read »


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    • Open-source bounty

    • An open-source bounty is a monetary reward for completing a task in an open-source software project. Bounties are usually offered as an incentive for fixing software bugs or implementing minor features. Bounty driven development is one of the Business models for open-source software. The compensation offered for a ... Read »


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    • Patronage

    • Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another. In the history of art, arts patronage refers to the support that kings, popes, and the wealthy have provided to artists such as musicians, painters, and sculptors. It can also refer to the right o ... Read »


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    • Philanthropreneur

    • A philanthropreneur is an entrepreneurial philanthropist. The term is claimed to be coined by Internet entrepreneur Mark Desvaux in 2004, however The Wall Street Journal used the term in a 1999 article and a publication entitled The Philanthropreneur Newsletter existed as far back as 1997. Philanthropreneurship is of ... Read »


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    • Philanthropreneurship

    • A philanthropreneur is an entrepreneurial philanthropist. The term is claimed to be coined by Internet entrepreneur Mark Desvaux in 2004, however The Wall Street Journal used the term in a 1999 article and a publication entitled The Philanthropreneur Newsletter existed as far back as 1997. Philanthropreneurship is of ... Read »


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    • Philanthropy Journal

    • The Philanthropy Journal is an online magazine that delivers news, resources and opinion on matters relating to non-profit organizations. The journal offers a free website and email newsletters, nonprofit job postings, professional-development webinars, and resource listings. In addition to regular news coverage, it pu ... Read »


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    • Philanthropy network service

    • A philanthropy networking service (also philanthropy network service or PNS) describes a web service, similar to a social networking service (from which it takes its name), which serves as a platform to build social relations among people and organizations who work in various fields of charity and philanthropy. It is ... Read »


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    • Planned giving

    • Planned giving (less commonly known as gift planning is an area of fundraising that refers to several specific gift types that can be funded with cash, equity, or property. These gift vehicles are commonly based on United States tax law, but Canada, the United Kingdom, and other nations are beginning to establish simil ... Read »


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    • Pledge drive

    • A pledge drive is an extended period of fundraising activities, generally used by public broadcasting stations to increase contributions. The term "" originates from the promise that a contributor makes to send in funding at regular intervals for a certain amount of time. During a pledge drive, regular programming is f ... Read »


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    • Polar bear plunge

    • A polar bear plunge is an event held during the winter where participants enter a body of water despite the low temperature. In the United States polar bear plunges are usually held to raise money for a charitable organization. In Canada polar bear swims are usually held on New Year's Day to celebrate the new year. ... Read »


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    • The Power of Half

    • The Power of Half:
      One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back

      The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back is a book written by Kevin Salwen and his teenage daughter Hannah in 2010. The book describes how the Salwen family decided to sell their home so that they could donate half the proceeds to charity. It discusses the initial decision-making, ... Read »


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    • Random 1

    • Random 1 is a documentary-style reality television series that aired from November 2005 to January 2006 on the A&E cable network. In each episode, hosts John Chester and Andre Miller travel from town to town, in Miller's real-life, rickety pickup truck Jackie, searching for total strangers who are looking to have their ... Read »


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    • Random Acts of Kindness Day

    • Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day to celebrate and encourage random acts of kindness. “It’s just a day to celebrate kindness and the whole pay it forward mentality,” said Tracy Van Kalsbeek, executive director of the Stratford Perth Community Foundation, in 2016, where the day is celebrated on Novembe ... Read »


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    • September 11 National Day of Service

    • The September 11 National Day of Service or 9/11 Day is a national volunteer day and annual event celebrated on September 11. According to the lead agency's web site, the goal of 9/11 Day is "to keep alive the spirit of unity and compassion that arose in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks." The idea of ma ... Read »


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    • Sewa Day

    • Sewa Day is an international volunteer day and annual event celebrated primarily by Hindu and Sikh-affiliated groups. It is celebrated a Sunday of October. Sewa, also Seva, is short for the word Kar Seva, which is derived from the Sanskrit words kar, meaning hands or work, and seva, meaning service. In Punjabi, th ... Read »


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    • Silicon Valley Education Foundation

    • Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF), headquartered in San Jose, California, is a non-profit organization that seeks to create resources and programs for students and educators in Silicon Valley in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The SVEF was founded as a result of a merger of the ... Read »


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    • Skeleton team

    • In humanitarian jargon, a skeleton team is a small team from humanitarian organizations, who remain in the place where they work when other teams are evacuated. ... Read »


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    • Telethon

    • A telethon (a portmanteau of "television" and "marathon") is a televised fundraising event that lasts many hours or even days, the purpose of which is to raise money for a charitable, political or other purportedly worthy cause. Most telethons feature heavy solicitations for pledges (promises to donate funds at a late ... Read »


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    • Venture philanthropy

    • Venture philanthropy takes concepts and techniques from venture capital finance and business management and applies them to achieving philanthropic goals. The Centre for Effective Altruism spun off a venture philanthropy project in 2014, called Effective Altruism Ventures. Other examples of this type of venture ph ... Read »


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    • Virtual volunteering

    • Virtual volunteering is the practice of volunteering using the Internet, off-site from the organization being assisted. Virtual volunteering is also known as online volunteering, remote volunteering or e-volunteering. In one study, over 70 per cent of online volunteers chose assignments requiring one to five hours ... Read »


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    • Voluntary sector

    • The voluntary sector or community sector (also non-profit sector or "not-for-profit" sector) is the duty of social activity undertaken by organizations that are not-for-profit and non-governmental. This sector is also called the third sector, in contrast to the public sector and the private sector. Civic sector or soci ... Read »


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    • Volunteering

    • Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial gain "to benefit another person, group or organization". Volunteering is also renowned for skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life. Voluntee ... Read »


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    • Waqf

    • A waqf (Arabic: وقف‎‎) also known as habous or mortmain property, is an inalienable charitable endowment under Islamic law, which typically involves donating a building, plot of land or other assets for Muslim religious or charitable purposes with no intention of reclaiming the assets. The donated as ... Read »


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    • Wings for Life World Run

    • The Wings for Life World Run is a running competition held on the first weekend of May since 2014 to collect funds for the not-for-profit foundation Wings for Life. The entry fee goes completely to the foundation. The Wings for Life World Run is particular in that participants don't have to run a specific distance lik ... Read »


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    • World Kindness Day

    • World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness NGOs. It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates. In 2009, Singapore observed the day for the first time. ... Read »


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    • Youth philanthropy

    • Youth philanthropy is the donation of time, energy or resources, including money, by children and youth towards philanthropic causes. According to one study, "youth philanthropy is, at the broadest level, youth giving of their time, talents and treasure." It is seen as an effective means in which youth develop knowledg ... Read »


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