Charity Spring

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In daily post on October 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Guest Reflection on the Meaning of Charity

Charity is a thought process and a way of life. Some people think it means having a monthly sum taken out of their paycheck when their company re-enrolls each year for UNICEF, but that’s only a small part of it. Charity is a determined spirit that people choose to take on in order to help others, not because it feels good or looks good, but simply because it’s the right thing to do. Some people are born with charity in their veins and others acquire it along the way. Charity is the simplest way to spread love.

Tanushree’s Daily Reflection: Stories speed understanding

Stories surprise your own dullness. Stories make fundraising an opportunity to proclaim what you believe, what you still hope for. Stories take us beyond the mask of affability and allow for authentic sharing. Stories make charity into something bold, precisely the opposite to begging. Stories make fundraising an act of standing up, not bowing down. Without apology the story invites the listener to join a vision. The listener of the story becomes the hero, if she merely cares. Stories repel the sin of puffery. Stories help people understand and live the truth.

Announcement: We invite you to be a guest blogger in the Charity Spring Patch Digest

We invite you to be a guest blogger here on our Charity Spring Patch Digest. Describe ‘Charity’ in 100-words or less and indicate how you would like to be identified for readers. Enter your reflection in the Comment section of any Charity Spring Patch Digest column. We will select the reflections we like most and elevate them to the leading articles in the coming Charity Spring Patch Digest posts giving your essay further exposure.

Fairfield County Charity & Donor News

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is a charity to watch for best practices, let alone support for their excellent work developing life-extending treatments for multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. This past Saturday, Norwalk-based MMRF joined forces with some of the world’s brightest lights in its ongoing fight against cancer at their 15th Anniversary MMRF Fall Gala at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Some 1,300 supporters attended the event. Co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Carl Quintanilla, served as Master of Ceremonies. Among the honorees was five-time Grammy Award winner and music industry legend Clive Davis. A star-studded tribute concert followed in Davis’ honor featuring Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire and winner of NBC’s The Voice, Jermaine Paul.

A new study by bank of America on high net worth philanthropy reports that wealthiest 3% are responsible for 50% of individual giving in the US; the average dollar amount in private giving is declining; the largest gifts are going to religious institutions followed by education; and 60% of major gifts are unrestricted (compared to 55% in 2009).

The annual  Fidelity Charitable survey shows 81% of donors plan to give the same amount or more this year than last.

Media Tips

PR tips while working from during and in the aftermath of Sandy.

Social Media Tips

Four tips on how to optimize your social media marketing plan.

Five essential Google analytics and reports.

Patch Tips!

Charity Spring

See what nearly 4,000 people around the world are reading at Charity Spring (live since October 4th). For many additional links to help you build financial support and awareness for your Fairfield County cause see the Charity Spring Patch Digest homepage. Please comment here to let us know what news and opportunities you want us to find for you or to simply let us know what you think.


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