Philanthropy Roundup: February 2020

Philanthropy Roundup: February 2020

If you’re a philanthropist, your schedule might make it hard to keep up with the latest news, topics and emerging trends in the world of giving back.

That’s why we’re making it easier for you to stay current.

Our “Philanthropy Roundup” posts highlight stories – at the local and national level – that are valuable to our readers and will keep you up to date in the world of philanthropy. Check out the articles below.

Philanthropy Roundup

From Buffett to Bloomberg: The 25 Philanthropists In America Making The Biggest Donations
Collectively, the top 25 givers have contributed $51.6 billion to nonprofits from 2014 to 2018, supporting everything from criminal justice and education reform to scientific research and poverty alleviation. This article lists the biggest givers and what areas they support.

How Philanthropy Can Help Lead on Data Justice
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Data justice begins by asking who controls the narrative. Who decides what data is collected and for which purpose? Who interprets what it means for a community? By embracing community-based participatory research and other equity approaches to data, philanthropy can change the game, revitalize research and communities, and realize greater impact.

Jason Mraz Uses Star Power to Boost Local Arts Community
San Diego Magazine
Years ago, notable San Diegan Jason Mraz put on the first of what became annual concerts to benefit Virginia’s School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, in which the students and beneficiaries participate in the performance. Now, he’s bringing a similar charitable concept back to his hometown on February 15 and 16.

What San Diego Philanthropists Need to Know Ahead of Tax Season
With almost two months left before the April tax deadline, local experts, including The San Diego Foundation Vice President, Chief Development & Stewardship Officer Brian Zumbano, went on KUSI-TV to highlight the key information that San Diegans need to know when filing taxes and planning their financial year ahead.

These Key Tech Trends Will Shape Philanthropy In 2020
Societal, economic and environmental change can take years, and new challenges seem to pop up just when something else is resolved. That’s where technology comes into play. This article identifies the intersection of philanthropy and technology, and predicts what tech trends will impact the charitable industry this year.

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