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Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

 

In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as about their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their wealth away. 

ARTHUR M. BLANK on The Giving Pledge

ARTHUR M. BLANK on The Giving Pledge

 

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“Now, as I approach my 70th birthday, I am more committed than ever to making a difference through philanthropy. The needs in our society are more profound than at any point in my lifetime. The gap between rich and poor in America is growing. Philanthropy alone cannot repair all of the social injustice in our country or the world. It can, however, inspire good will, spark innovation and provide thought leadership.”

 

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Philanthropy – A Conversation with Dr. Maya Angelou

Philanthropy – A Conversation with Dr. Maya Angelou

 

Northern Trust’s Director of Philanthropic Services Marguerite Griffin talks to Dr. Maya Angelou at the National Museum for Women in the Arts on the importance of philanthropy. 

Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely On Giving Her Fortune Away

Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely On Giving Her Fortune Away

 

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Installing Values In Children Through Playtime Activities: Michael Bakas

Installing Values In Children Through Playtime Activities: Michael Bakas

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Michael Bakas is a Materials Scientist with a Ph.D in Ceramic and Materials Engineering from Rutgers University. He is an active member of Toastmasters International and recently won the District 15 Humorous Speech Contest in Boise, ID. Bakas hails from the great state of New Jersey, and currently lives and works in Idaho Falls, ID.

 

Inventing Digital Civil Society: Lucy Bernholz

Inventing Digital Civil Society: Lucy Bernholz

Lucy Bernholz is a philanthropy wonk. She is trying to understand how we create, fund, and distribute shared social goods in the digital age — what she calls The Future of Good. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, information, and policy on her award-winning blog, philanthropy2173.com. This work led The Huffington Post to hail her as a “game changer.” In 2011 Bernholz sold her company, Blueprint Research + Design, to Arabella Advisors.

Bernholz is a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, a Fellow with the Hybrid Reality Institute and former Fellow of the New America Foundation. Among other advisory roles, Bernholz serves on the Board of The Craigslist Foundation, on the NeXii Industry Standards and Advisory Board, and is an advisor to the Center for Digital Information. She is a frequent conference speaker and an oft-quoted media source for NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economic Times of India. She is the author of numerous articles and books about the business of giving, including the Blueprint Series of Annual Industry Forecasts on Philanthropy and Social Investing, the 2010 publication Disrupting Philanthropy, and her 2004 book Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution. She has a B.A. from Yale University, where she played field hockey and captained the lacrosse team, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

 

Living A Family Philanthropic Legacy: Conversation with Anne Springs Close

Living A Family Philanthropic Legacy: Conversation with Anne Springs Close

Moderated by: Virginia Esposito, President of the National Center for Family Philanthropy

An intimate conversation with Mrs. Anne Springs Close, Chairman of The Springs Close Foundation, who will share her experiences, challenges, surprises, and lessons learned in philanthropy. This conversation will inspire philanthropists who shape the social sector and work to leave behind similar legacies of charitable success and generosity.

 

Prospecting and Philanthropic Planning

Prospecting and Philanthropic Planning

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Author Margaret May Damen, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, Founder and President of the Institute for Women and Wealth and two faculty members from The American College discuss who the most likely prospects for philanthropic planning services are and how to find them.

 

Philanthropy: How Best to Give?

Philanthropy: How Best to Give?

How does an individual who wants to make a difference sift through the myriad NGOs, charitable organisations and investment funds all claiming that they are transforming lives and expectations in the developing world? How can one be sure that a donation will be well spent and how does one measure the results? In short, how best to give?

In the second of their unmissable series, Tomorrow’s Horizons, Intelligence Squared and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management showcased some of the brightest and best ideas about how to give at the Corinthia Hotel in London.

 

Advice From Bill Gates And Bono On How To Be A Rock Star Philanthropist

Advice From Bill Gates And Bono On How To Be A Rock Star Philanthropist

 

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From the Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit 2013: Two of the planet’s most influential people explain how together they’re finding solutions to the world’s biggest problems.