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When it comes to sustainability and practicality, social enterprises perform better.
Charities and social enterprises have helped improve lives of millions of people. Both are anchored on humanity and compassion, but when it comes to sustainability and practicality, the latter trumps the former. Here is a list of reasons why.According to startup expert ...
 
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'Tis the season to extend a helping hand.
Whether it’s the holiday season or not, giving back should always be part of your personal agenda. There are many ways, both big and small, to do that: taking a day to volunteer for a cause that you are passionate about, raising ...
 
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'Tis the season to give, after all.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, charities around the world work doubly hard to put their best foot forward. Fundraising campaigns designed to tug at the heartstrings are launched as they make their presence felt to their donors and reach out to the public ...
 
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Proceeds from the one-night only MAD 4 Arts benefit concert will go Ayala Foundation's CENTEX After Hours Program.
For one night only, acclaimed violinist Alfonso “Coke” Bolipata and the Pundaquit Virtuosi chamber orchestra will serenade an audience at the Ayala Museum. Maestro Ruggero Barbieri, former music director and principal conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic orchestra, will command the musical program with a ...
 
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The actress matched funds donated by supporters when she ran the London marathon.
Anne Curtis has announced she raised P507,249 from supporters when she ran the London Marathon on April 23. The celebrity advocate for UNICEF Philippines says she will match those funds, leading to a grand total of P1,014,498, which the actress says she ...
 
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This and other lessons on giving from Andrew Carnegie, the Father of Modern Philanthropy.
Almost a century after his death, Andrew Carnegie’s wealth still benefits the society he’s left behind. Through the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the fortune of the famed industrialist has been used in crucial endeavors, from the discovery of insulin to founding ...
 
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Give back in any way you can.
Charities and non-profit organizations see the most action during the holidays. But regardless of the season, giving should be a habit all-year-round. If you’d like to help but don’t know where to start, here are a few suggestions:Kids for KidsHelp by: Encouraging ...
 
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The abused dogs were cruelly used in dog fights.
Nancy Cu Unjieng, CARA Welfare Philippines president, has been an animal advocate since she was a child, actively participating in animal rescue and welfare for over 15 years. But it was the horrific plight of a group of furry friends that moved ...
 
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Its story begins with its founder flying to Bukidnon to seek guidance from the Jesuits.
When she was at a crossroads in her life, Gina Alfonso flew to Miarayon, Bukidnon, to seek guidance from Jesuit friends who were there. During her stay she was introduced to the Tala-Andig, an indigenous farming community. The parish asked Alfonso, who ...
 
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With no bridges and no transportation, children in a seaside community were forced to swim to school. The solution? The Yellow Boat of Hope.
It all began with a story. As Yellow Boat of Hope founder Anton Mari H. Lim recalls, “Juljimar Gonzales told my co-founder Jay Jaboneta about having seen kids in a mangrove community in Zamboanga swimming to school, with one hand holding a ...
 
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Is fundraising an elevated form of solicitation too, which relies on the kindness of rich strangers?
Mendicancy makes a simple proposition that it is perfectly okay to take money in exchange for nothing more than the giver’s being eased of a vague feeling of guilt. In a material world in which money or influence is given only in ...
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