Amazon Smile :-)

This NOT a sale pitch. If you already shop at Amazon, there is now an easy way to give to charity. Amazon Smile is a rather new application that costs nothing to join or use when shopping. Through Amazon Smile, a 1/2% donation is made to the charity you choose when you shop. You can […]

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What Do You Think of This? Nike to Drop Livestrong Shoes and Apparel

In 2012, Lance Armstrong admitted to taking illegal drugs during his once-legendary cycling career. Since then, his popularity has fallen dramatically and every major sponsor has dropped him as an endorser. As a cancer survivor, Armstrong did a lot of good work through the Livestrong Foundation that he founded — and raised a lot of […]

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Is There Really Charity in Some Charities?

The good deeds of athletes and other celebrities — as well as the bad ones — are often publicized in the media (click here, for example). Through the sales of his Newman’s Own food products, the late actor Paul Newman was responsible for raising more than $320  million that was distributed to a wide variety […]

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12-12-12 Concert: The Morning After

Like many of you, we watched the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert last night. (Read more about the concert from yesterday’s post). While it’s still too early to gauge the concert’s financial effect, here’s my early reaction: This was a once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of music and entertainment talent. The concert itself was GREAT. The marketing and execution […]

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