The future of philanthropy – Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact. 5 CSR trends every charity should familiarise themselves with in 2016

There’s no better time to prepare and plan for the year ahead than the start of a New Year. We’ve rounded up five CSR trends that every charity should familiarise themselves with and consider implementing in 2016.


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Art gift shakes up philanthropy

Melbourne University has just been given one of the country’s more unique gifts after artist and philanthropist Eleonora Triguboff donated ownership of the art journal Art & Australia to the Victorian College of the Arts.

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The cost of corporate social responsibility

In 2011, McDonald’s Corp. announced plans to switch to cage-free egg sourcing in part, pledging to purchase a million cage-free eggs per month beginning that summer. This September, McDonald’s upped its commitment, announcing that it would use only cage-free eggs in its North American restaurants by 2025. What seemed like a bold move four years ago is now commonplace in the foodservice industry—in just the past month, Dunkin’ Donuts announced it would use only cage-free eggs and poultry items by 2025, and in maybe the most daring move yet, Taco Bell declared it would move to cage-free eggs in all of its locations by the end of 2016.


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Five things we learned in 2015 about the future of philanthropy

Philanthropy isn’t what it was 50 years ago. In fact, the sector isn’t even what it was last year. From the emergence of Silicon Valley philanthropy, to the growing influence of millennials as social entrepreneurs, to new adventures in virtual reality — 2015 took philanthropy on a ride that captured headlines and our imagination.


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Can charitable giving improve your health?

Research by University at Albany economics professor Baris Yörük may provide additional motivation for those resolving to become more charitable in 2016.

According to Yörük, receiving tax deductions for charitable giving can indirectly provide individual health benefits. The correlation comes from what he refers to as "spillover effects." Prior studies have shown that charitable tax deductions boost donations, while others have concluded that giving to others reduces stress and strengthens the immune system. Yörük simply combined the two ideas.

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Captive's Silicon Valley culture keeps employees happy

Want to retain employees? You might consider supplying them with a game room and “nap pod.” That’s what Mercedes-Benz Financial Services does.

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