Kailyn Friday, July 17, 2015 Comments

Grantee Spotlight: Downtown Women’s Center

Exciting news from Giving Circles Fund! In its first grant cycle, our new Women + Girls in CA Giving Circle granted almost $2,000 to Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) in Los Angeles! This incredible organization provides permanent housing and on-site services… read more

Kailyn Monday, October 20, 2014 Comments

The Next Generation of Philanthropists: Strategies for Engaging Millennials

If every Millennial in the U.S. donated 1 percent of his or her income, it would result in $16 billion raised for charity each year.  Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are considered to be a generation with a strong… read more

Kailyn Friday, September 5, 2014 Comments

Infographic Friday! Philanthropy and Technology

The awesome people at ComputerScienceZone.com put together a great infographic about philanthropy and technology. Check it out!
The Internet has transformed the lives of people these days. They can shop online, make online booking for hotels and flights and choose the… read more

Kailyn Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Comments

You gave a donation – now what? Informal ways to keep in touch with your grantees.

You spent months recruiting your circle members, narrowing your mission, learning how to evaluate nonprofits, actually doing those assessments and finally choosing the recipient of your donation. Now what?
Your involvement with an organization doesn’t have to end when the One… read more

Kailyn Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Comments

Ask What Your Giving Circle Can Do For You

As a public policy student in my life prior to starting at the One Percent Foundation, we were trained to identify and prepare for unanticipated consequences, the outcomes not intended when enacting a policy. One such unintended effect of my… read more

Kailyn Friday, May 16, 2014 Comments

Getting into the Giving Habit

Below is a guest post from J.D. Willcox, One Percent Foundation Board President, on how he broke the his habit of not giving.
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Habits are hard for me to break. That’s one of the reasons why, for the first 26 years… read more

Kailyn Thursday, March 13, 2014 Comments

Debunking the Millennial Myth: We’re not apathetic or narcissistic!

This past year there have been a series of high profile articles and opinion pieces in places like Time Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal which paint the Millennial generation as narcissistic, risk averse and apathetic. The reality is… read more

Kailyn Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Comments

Hooked on Giving – The Addictive Nature of Philanthropy

Why do we give?
This question flummoxed Darwin and puzzled social scientists. Parts of evolutionary and economic theory are based on the principal that in order to survive and be successful, people must put themselves first, so why do we forgo… read more

Kailyn Friday, January 10, 2014 Comments

Circle Spotlight: Team Tech

Matt Boitano, a Bay Area native, saw a need in his local community.  The Bay Area is the epicenter of tech activity, yet many youth in the area are not digitally literate.  There are nonprofits working toward expanding digital literacy… read more

Kailyn Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Comments

Giving Tuesday

We shopped until our feet hurt on Black Friday, and clicked to our heart’s content on Cyber Monday, but today is a day to give back to the causes and organizations we care most about.  Last year, the United Nations… read more