What philanthropy activities are sponsored by Apple?

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Answer by Philanthropologist In-Chief:

Apple Philanthropy Sows Seeds of Change

On the heels of Tim Cook’s announcement that he’s dedicating his fortune to charity, the timing of this question is excellent. True, Steve Jobs did cut Apple’s corporate philanthropy programs, focusing instead on creating technology that would benefit people, and then passing benefits on to shareholders. Some agree, and others disagree with Jobs’s decision, but that philosophy skyrocketed Apple into becoming the global company and brand we know today. Continue reading What philanthropy activities are sponsored by Apple?

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Donate to Charity Via New Instagram Ads

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Philanthropy is about to become instantaneous.

Get ready nonprofits. Instagram is rolling out clickable ad functionality.

This new iteration allows you to link to your site or add a donate button along with the ad photo. Previously, user interface and interaction required Instagram followers to go back to your profile to link to your page. For now, the roll-out is limited to a few select companies that are working with Instagram to analyze user experience. So, get your awareness campaigns ready to launch. All of Instagram’s ad functionality will be available soon.

How can someone setup their own charity?

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Answer by Philanthropologist In-Chief:

Charities and nonprofit organizations are tax exempt corporations that reinvest revenue as opposed to dispersing profits to shareholders. To set up a charity, first and foremost, you’ll need to establish a corporation with designated leadership that will hold legal and fiduciary responsibility for the company.

The next step is to register for tax exempt status with the appropriate overseeing body. In the US, that’s the IRS. However, different states, provinces and nations have different regulatory offices and guidelines. Local attorneys and solicitors are excellent resources for guidance and compliance information.

An alternative would be to establish a public or private charitable foundation, or a trust. In this scenario, the charitable activity would be directed toward the public good (for example, hospitals, libraries, or research that benefits everyone); it may also serve as a supporting organization for one or more charitable causes via grants or endowments. Accountants and financial planners, and often financial institutions, are excellent resources for local guidance and requirements.

How can someone setup their own charity?

Ohm My Goodness! Yoga Aid Raises $630,000 for Charity

The world’s first one day, around the world yoga tour benefits charities worldwide.

2012 Yoga Aid World Challenge kicked off in Sydney, Australia and proceeded to “follow the sun” to Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Kenya, England, South Africa, Canada, wrapping up in the US in Los Angeles, California.

Continue reading Ohm My Goodness! Yoga Aid Raises $630,000 for Charity