Philanthropy

Could this be the Key to Successful Aid in Times of Crisis?

  "Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy." — Max Mayfield, Director National Hurricane Center   Whether or not you were impacted by the destruction caused by any of the recent natural disasters, it’s easy to be left feeling hopeless and thinking, “What can I possibly do to help?” My intention in [...]

2017-09-16T14:22:41+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Blog, Philanthropy, Research, Sustainability|0 Comments

The Psychology Behind Giving Back

Generosity allows people to feel some form of pleasure, such as pride or happiness. But is it natural for people to feel pleasure while being charitable? Research behind the psychology of individual, commercial, and societal giving can show why we give back to others and how we can create a more giving society.  Psychologists have [...]

2017-07-31T15:47:33+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Nonprofits, Philanthropy|0 Comments

The Cancer of The Great Lakes

In honor of Great Lakes Week, I’ve chosen to highlight environmental and conservation issues affecting the Great Lakes Coastal Region in this blog post. Collectively, the five Great Lakes--Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Ontario--provide drinking water to more than 35 million people across eight states and two Canadian provinces, including [...]

David Kinnear: Giving Tuesday: A Social Media Campaign To Support Cancer Research

Albert Einstein was 26 years old when he derived the equation E = mc2. Niels Bohr was 28 when he proposed his theory of the atom. Barbara McClintlock was 29 when she discovered that chromosomes form the basis of genetics. Ten years ago, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issued a report highlighting the obstacles that [...]

David Kinnear: Economic Solutions: Investing in Cancer Research

It is not uncommon for pharmaceutical companies to see cutting-edge research as a high-risk venture. For this reason, more pharmaceutical companies are choosing to allocate fewer resources to the development of novel drug therapies to fight cancer. Innovative medical research takes time; scientists often spend years in the lab before their work yields a breakthrough. [...]