philanthropy

Korean American Philanthropy Shows Great Potential

Recent news about growing philanthropy by Korean Americans is encouraging:
Give2Asia, a leading provider of services for philanthropy to Asia, today is releasing a new study on the giving patterns of Korean Americans. The report, titled “Korean American Philanthropy: Traditions, Trends, and Potential,” draws on Give2Asia’s expertise in working with Asian American donors, in-depth interviews with […]

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Why Chinese American philanthropists are anonymous

This article is excerpted from AsianWeek, “Chinese American Philanthropist: Samuel K. So” as a part its series featuring Chinese American Heroes –

Ever heard of Chinese American philanthropy? In traditional Chinese thinking, philanthropy must be truly executed with total altruism. This humble belief means that a building or major donation given to charity shouldn’t have the […]

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Different approaches to philanthropy

There are (at least) two different approaches to philanthropy, one of the ways to establish one’s legacy and leaving something behind to future generations.
This Wall Street Journal article, “Philanthropists Set Spending Deadlines,” describes that some are spending a foundation’s assets with a deadline in mind, rather than a traditional foundation’s approach to establish assets for […]

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mentors who develop generous leaders

Andy Ho reports in a blog post titled, “Seasons of Change: A Leadership Development Discussion Series” about leadership development for emerging philanthropic leaders. Several insights were shared by Peggy Saika (Executive Director of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) and Glen O’Gilvie (CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement) ::
Peggy and Glen shared how mentoring […]

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Obama’s Impact on Philanthropy teleconference 4/28

[This may be a helpful & informative resource, especially for those of you in the philanthropic and non-profit arenas. This is not an endorsement.]
Arabella Insights: The Impact of Obama’s First 100 Days on Philanthropy
April 28, 2009, 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern
Dial-in number: (888)201–8018 | Conference ID: #91770817
RSVP (encouraged but not required) to teleconferences@arabellaadvisors.com
Philanthropists and their advisors have […]

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4 Filipino leaders in philanthropy

via New America Media and FilAm Star
Forbes Magazine Honors Four Filipino Tycoons for Philanthropy
Forbes Magazine, one of the world’s most respected business publications, recently honored four of the Philippines’ captains of industry in its prestigious Asia Pacific Region Philanthropy list.
Named to the elite list in Forbes’ March 16 issue were retail mogul Henry Sy, […]

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changing the culture of giving

In this AsianWeek editorial (March 23, 2008), “Giving, the Asian Way,” the article contrasts visibility of philanthropy versus the invisibility of Asian American giving.
In Asian cultures, money is not something spoken about or dealt with in the open. It’s discussed at the family dinner table or whispered about over drinks.
Perhaps, then, it’s no surprise that […]

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new study on Asian American giving circles

Philanthropy can be defined as the giving of time, talent, and finances for human welfare and advancement. Giving circles are a growing method for philanthropy in the Asian American community. AsianAmericanGiving.com describes it as:
A giving circle is a type of pooled fund (or social investment fund) where members come together and pool their resources to […]

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Live chat on the State of Giving Tues 6/24 at 12 noon Eastern

Chronicles of Philanthropy is hosting a live chat discussion online tomorrow, Tuesday 6/24, at 12:00pm Eastern / 9:00am Pacific.
This will be an interactive and informative time, especially for all of us who are involved in the non-profit world. Answering questions and comments will be 3 guests on the live discussion: Melissa S. Brown, the managing […]

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Chinese Americans showing more generosity in philanthropy

Encouraging to see this kind of a news about Chinese American philanthropy in this Los Angeles Times article, “Chinese immigrants increase philanthropy in their new homeland: The rising force of ethnic Chinese giving is most apparent in major gifts, but lesser bequests are also funding projects on many levels.” Giving by Chinese Americans is getting […]

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