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The Make-A-Wish Foundation as a Philanthropic Organization
The Make-A-Wish Foundation as a Philanthropic Organization The Make-A Wish Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that seeks to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses in an effort to strengthen and empower them (2016). They exist as a national organization with local chapters to grant the wis...
An Overview of Cancer Fund of America and Its Role in Providing Treatment to Cancer Patients
Introduction Non-profit organizations are companies that use resources in order to provide something positive for one or more groups in society. Charity organizations are also sometimes focused on things like environmental protection or the protection of an endangered species. Most non-profit organizations are funded throu...
The Importance of Public Service in Sustaining a Society
Essay #1 Doctrine and Covenants 4:2 states, “Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.” I believe that service plays a big part in creating harmony in a society, but in order to have that tr...
Prince Harry as a Philantrophist
Royalty is often regarded as a prestigious lineage of blood: a family that is better than others, simply because of who they are and not because of what they have done. Not often do these mighty labels truly serve as a fitting title for a person, but Prince Henry Charles Albert David, known as Prince Harry, earns the title...
The Acts of Philanthropy of the American Captains of Industry during the Nineteenth Century
Reminiscing on a recent travel to a factory, W.H. Auden remarked, “One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.” This was the unfortunate truth for many hard-working Americans across the nation during the latter part of the 19th century. The only light present in these factories was the sunl...
The Plight of the Poor and the Philanthropy of the Captains of Industry during the Nineteenth Century
Long work days, terrible conditions, pathetic wages- the rise of industry in America brought with it a rise in problems facing America’s working class. The poor got poorer, the rich got richer, and society taught that only hard work and honesty would get you to prosperity. However, people, who look at the large business own...
What I've Learnt About Philanthrophy and How I Conducted a Plan to Efficiently Engage in Philanthropy
Over the course of the semester, this class has taught me many things about how to conduct philanthropy effectively. As a result of taking this course, I have learned several valuable lessons about philanthropy, redefined what I believed philanthropy meant, and constructed a plan to effectively engage in philanthropy in the...
The Hestia Circle as an Example of an Effective Philanthropic Organization
The Hestia Circle takes a somewhat non-traditional approach to philanthropy. Founded as a hybrid of a social group and charitable organization, the group valued camaraderie and friendship among its members nearly as highly as making tangible social change. Despite a very unorthodox approach in many ways, the Hestia Circle i...
The Altruistic Goals of Jessica Alexander's Chasing Chaos and Carrie Kahn's Voluntourism' Explodes in Popularity Who's It Helping Most?
In the modern world, when disaster and poverty arise there is almost immediate outcry for humanitarian aid. Humanitarian aid, as the profession described in Jessica Alexander’s Chasing Chaos: My Decade In And Out Of Humanitarian Aid, is not for everyone, but many people still want to aid those in need themselves, just not f...
The Misunderstanding of Reciprocal Altruism by the Society
The public has always had a bad taste in its mouth about evolution. There are many people who dismiss it as bogus, stating that there is no proof behind it; that evolution is made up by atheist scientists who want to ruin religion. This is not true though; there are many religious people who believe evolution. That is ju...