Archive for charitablegiving SmartBlogs

As the year ends, many people make their annual contributions to their favorite charities. The average American donates $298 in cash each year to charities, according to Esri, world’s leader in geographic information systems (GIS). Types of charities include animal welfare, disease cures and post-disaster assistance. Educational charities receive $100, on average, from Americans who donate. Religious charities benefit the most, receiving $915 annually, on average.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 150,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each Tuesday in our e-newsletter.

Last week we asked: What is the most common way your organization supports charitable causes?

  • We donate cash and our time — 76%
  • We give them cash only — 12%
  • We don’t give to charity as a company — 8%
  • We donate our time only — 3%

It’s encouraging to see 92% of you are helping make your community a better place.[…] Continue Reading »

If you or your company, organization or group want to help the Japanese people recover from last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami but aren’t sure how to do so, InterAction provides options. An alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental aid organizations, InterAction has compiled a list of groups that are accepting private, corporate and group donations, along with some guidelines for the most appropriate ways to help.[…] Continue Reading »