Entries for 'charitable giving'
Posted by Jon Behar
on Monday, May 22, 2017
The Giving Game Project has an ambitious goal: we want to provide philanthropy education at a scale that will fundamentally shift the way people learn about, and practice, charitable giving. Why do we think we can achieve this goal, and how are we going to do it?
Posted by Guest Blogger
on Monday, April 18, 2016
A 68 year old divorced man with two grown children wants to know how he can avoid paying unnecessary taxes on required distributions from his retirement accounts, which is money that he does not currently need. Can charitable giving provide a solution to this man's predicament?
Posted by Charles Bresler
on Monday, March 28, 2016
There is a disconnect for many of us between the supreme moral value we place on human life and the way we are able to tune out awareness of the millions of people globally who are caught in a downward spiral because they had the misfortune to be born into extreme poverty. In principle, we feel all people deserve a chance to have a happy, healthy life, yet we turn a blind eye to the 702 million people who live (or try to live) on less than $1.90 per day.
Posted by Clare Norris-Bell
on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Why would anyone choose to forego luxuries of a middle class life like the nail salon, eating out, or name brand handbags in exchange for helping others? This concept confounds some of my students, and thus they conclude that Singer must mean to mandate that giving. This is a valuable consideration for us all to make about choice. Since Peter Singer cannot require that people donate, what does inspire us to choose to give?