Category: Generosity

NGPF Podcast: Kerri Herrild discusses the Giving Project

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Jan 14, 2022
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Podcasts, Generosity
It was awesome to catch up with NGPF Fellow Kerri Herrild of De Pere High School (Wisconsin) who discussed her Giving Project with us. Kerri shares her story on why this concept of "giving back" is so important to her. We go in-depth to learn how she brings philanthropy to her students in a tangible way. You will learn how her students react to this opportunity to research and donate to a cause that matters to them. You will not only walk away inspired by Kerri but with a concrete set of...

NGPF Podcast: Soraya Alexander of Classy on how the pandemic changed how Americans give to charity

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Dec 23, 2021
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Podcasts, Generosity
  As has been said before, the pandemic has brought the future forward and accelerated trends in so many industries, including philanthropy. In this NGPF podcast, you will hear from Soraya Alexander, the COO of Classy. She shares insights from their recent 2021 report on Why America Gives. Listen and learn more about how individuals shifted more of their giving online which makes it important for non-profits to make that checkout process as frictionless as possible (sound familiar to those...

Guest Post: Teaching Giving by Giving

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Dec 06, 2021
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Generosity
From NGPF Fellow, Kerri Herrild of De Pere High School (WI):  I have a thing about giving back.  It’s a pretty big deal to me.  That’s because I have been the recipient of generous giving ever since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2005.  After diagnosis, everyone wanted to know how to help.  They couldn’t live my life, take my symptoms away, or take my medications.  The only thing that we could think of was to raise money for research,...

Question of the Day: What are the TOP 3 types of organizations to receive donations in 2020?

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Dec 01, 2021
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Generosity
Answer:  Religious organizations Education (includes K-12 schools, higher education and libraries) Human services (includes food banks, homeless shelters, youth services, sports organizations)  Questions: What do you think motivates people to give money to organizations like this?  In addition to money, many people choose to volunteer for organizations they believe in. Have you ever volunteered? Why or why not?  What types of organizations would you/have you donated...

Question of the Day: How much money was donated on Giving Tuesday in 2020?

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Nov 29, 2021
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Question of the Day, Generosity
Answer: $2.47 billion Questions: Have you ever donated on Giving Tuesday? Why or why not? Why do you think Giving Tuesday has grown so much over the last 9 years? [The first Giving Tuesday raised only $10 million in 2012]. The average gift on Giving Tuesday in 2020 was $70.97. How would you categorize charitable donations into your budget? Do you think this donation record will be broken in 2021? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that...

EconExtra: Honoring Women Philanthropists

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Mar 27, 2021
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Economics, Generosity
To honor Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day earlier this month, let’s take a look at philanthropic women. As this is history month, we will look at the rise of female philanthropists as well as recent headlines. As this is an Economics post, we will pose an Economics question for classroom discussion.   The History   The history of female philanthropists started in the 1600s. Have you heard of Radcliffe (Harvard) College? It was named for Ann...

Question of the Day [Women's History Month]: How much has Rihanna contributed to Covid-19 pandemic relief in the last year?

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Mar 03, 2021
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Question of the Day, Generosity
Answer: Over $8 million! and her Clara Lionel Foundation raised over $22.5 million! Questions: If you had the financial success of Rihanna, what causes would you donate to? Why? Have you ever been able to help someone in need through your (monetary or nonmonetary) resources? How did you feel during that experience? What can we learn from looking at her success as a musician and entrepreneur? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov 24, 2020
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Generosity
The team at NGPF wishes you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  The NGPF Blog will return on Sunday, November 29th....

Question of the Day: What percent of Americans donated time or money in the past year?

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Nov 23, 2020
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Question of the Day, Generosity
Answer: 73% donated money and 58% donated time Questions:  Have you ever volunteered time or donated money in the past year?   What did you do? How did the experience make you feel? Why do you think people feel good after donating time or money even if they know they’re not going to receive anything in return? What are some ways you can be charitable in your town or city? Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom....

EdPuzzle Thursday: A Guide to Giving

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Aug 19, 2020
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Generosity
EdPuzzle is a great platform to test for knowledge while students watch a video and learn remotely. We will be releasing new EdPuzzle videos here on the blog each week so that your students can answer questions that are directly embedded within engaging videos. In light of the current pandemic, we will also be adding current event videos from Two Cents when relevant. So, on Thursday over the next few weeks, look for a combination of unit specific and current event EdPuzzle videos!  This...

Best of 2019...NGPF's FinCap Friday

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Dec 26, 2019
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Behavioral Finance, FinCap Friday, Investing, Paying for College, Budgeting, Ethics, Generosity
Looking for a 5-10 minute resource to bring current events to your classroom? FinCap Friday is your solution. It's a quiz game, an explainer video and discussion prompts all wrapped into one cohesive resource. With over 600,000 plays since its launch in August of 2018, it's become a weekly Friday routine (or any other day of the week) in classrooms across the country.  Here's the Top 10 FinCap Fridays that are topping the charts (overall):  Famous and Frugal (Budgeting) Show Me...

Weekend reading list (Nov.15-17)

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Nov 15, 2019
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Personal Finance, Investing, Credit Cards, Generosity, Behavioral Finance
Financial education Inspiring story of Chloe McKenzie, founder of BlackFem, and her mission to bring finance education into disadvantaged communities (OZY) Economics Never thought I would see this in my lifetime...the U.S. is now a net exporter of crude oil (Axios)  Story-telling I'm a huge fan of Morgan Housel (here's our podcast) and his weekly releases on the Collaborative Fund blog. His latest is about storytelling and he crafts five story lines that he says running through...

Interactive Monday: Which charity would you choose?

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Aug 25, 2019
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Generosity, Interactive
Many personal finance teachers include a lesson/activity about "Giving Back" in their curriculum. This brief quiz would fit well there. Students are asked to choose between two charities based on where they think a $100 donation would have greater impact. Here's an example: After students choose charities for the ten scenarios presented, they can see how their results compare to others who have completed the quiz along these dimensions: Most and least supported characters Effectiveness of...

Reading List for Memorial Day Weekend 2019

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May 24, 2019
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Generosity, Behavioral Finance, Personal Finance, Investing
Enjoy these Memorial Day weekend reads curated by Beth with a few additions from Tim:  NGPF Podcast guest, Morgan Housel, is at it again with a valuable piece on "Realistic Personal Finance Hacks." My favorite: "A finely tuned BS radar that screams “red alert” when promises of abnormal gains without abnormal sacrifice are offered." It's a time for advice to graduates, here are a few that caught my attention (interesting to see the overlap since they come from two very...

Interactive Monday: How Good Is Your Giving?

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May 05, 2019
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Interactive, Generosity
Hat tip to Jessica for pointing out this cool interactive from MIT which analyzes your giving impulses. Here are the instructions: After answering these 10 questions, the results indicate where your choices stack up across various continuum: Here's a partial view of the results page:  Reflection questions: After analyzing the results, which preferences do you feel accurate represent your giving habits? Which results do you feel are least accurate when it comes to your giving practice? Do...