Billionaire to donate $1M every week to nonprofits

A billionaire business man in Massachusetts has vowed to donate $1 million a week, every week, for a year. Rob Hale is the CEO of Granite Telecommunications. The Hale Family has already gifted tens of millions of dollars to local hospitals and institutions. Now, they’re on their biggest mission yet, to gift $1 million a…

The four Ms of good social business management

VIDEO & PODCAST: In this first episode of our new series on running a fit social business, Pioneers Post host Tim West quizzes social entrepreneur Louisa Ziane of Toast Ale and expert Eddie Finch from Buzzacott accountants on four key ‘Ms’ to get right. Running a business is a hugely demanding task – make it…

Omaha family gives up holiday gift exchange, gives to charity instead

Two years ago Omahan June Staples and her family decided to stop spending money on one another and instead give it to people who really needed it. “I think that some of us, we really don’t need anything,” said Susan Nasif, June’s daughter, also of Omaha. “And we saw the need in the community, so…

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg donates $100M to charity 

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has donated more than $100 million in Facebook stock to a fund for charitable causes, according to a regulatory filing published Wednesday. Sandberg donated 880,000 Class “A” Facebook shares to the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Fund on November 21, according to a filing with the Securities and…

25 Most Giving Cities in the U.S.

You appreciate the value of helping those less fortunate, preserving the environment, and improving the conditions of the world around you. That’s why we analyzed hundreds of thousands of social-media posts from across the country to determine America’s most charitable destinations. We scoured the web for posts using the hashtags #charity, #donate, and #volunteer to…