It seems every year we find ourselves saying that the past year was one to learn from. But it always seems to be true, particularly when we set aside some time to reflect. Philanthropy is not immune to the sentiment, particularly in our personal giving, and we believe there is a lot of value is…
The best philanthropy, the most beautiful philanthropy, is when we are giving as an outpouring and expression of our love.
Two years ago we featured six of our favorite Giving Circles in Los Angeles, the city where Starfish Impact was founded. Since then, Giving Circles have not only continued to grow in popularity, but also in number, and we decided to augment the original list with six more.
Whether your business is large or small, and whether you are a CEO or a new add to the team, helping your business add on elements of community mindedness has benefits beyond employee morale. This week, we’re sharing ways to expand through ‘Easy CSR’ and adding an employee volunteering benefit.
We spoke with several colleagues to gather input and have hosted a variety of team meetings, appreciation events, and team building retreats ourselves over the years. In this week’s post, we share some of the key elements that lead to a successful team retreat. Whether you’re planning your first one, or considering giving some new life to a tried and true method, take a look at these tips.
How do you prepare and pack for a trip that includes giving back and often in an unknown culture? While seemingly daunting, here are eight tips that might help you even better prepare for your upcoming trip.
Where to go? The following five countries are the top destinations for philanthropic travel that we’ve been discussing lately.
This week, we speak with Philanthropist Around Town, Estelle Reyes, Director of Community Engagement at LA Cleantech Incubator, about innovation, entrepreneurship, and finding her path into philanthropy.
This week, we continue with four additional lessons for those ready to, or who have recently, launched an impact focused start up. If you missed last week’s lessons, you can view them here. Anticipate technical challenges. Technical talent isn’t as readily available in the social sector as it may be in its for profit counterpart.…
There are many resources available for entrepreneurs, and increasingly more for social entrepreneurs. Similarly, just as the path for entrepreneurs is challenging, it can be more so for impact focused start ups where the landscape is uncharted and the structures ambiguous. In this two-part post, we share lessons for social entrepreneurs and their start up:…