The Giving Pledge is an effort to invite the wealthiest individuals and families in America to commit to giving the majority of their wealth to the philanthropic causes and charitable organizations of their choice either during their lifetime or after their death.
Each person who chooses to pledge will make this statement publicly, along with a letter explaining their decision to pledge. At an annual event, those who take the pledge will come together to share ideas and learn from each other.
If you are interested in learning more from giving, here are the quick links to all of the Chronicle of Philantropy blogroll:
Give and Take
News and notes from the nonprofit blogosphere
Fund raising tips, tricks, and advice
Exploring the use of social media for social good
Government & Politics Watch
Tracking the intersection of politics and philanthropy
Profit and Purpose
Examining the relationship between business and charity
Money and Mission
Discussing the world of nonprofit finance
Layoffs and Mergers
A digest of cutbacks and changes at nonprofit groups
Updates from notable events in the world of philanthropy
What are the new faces of luxury?
According to this article from Fortune, “The recession hasn’t killed the good life entirely; it’s just put a renewed focus on value, quality, and story.” Click the link to read more about an iconic fashion house, a fine wine brand, exquisite time keepers, a designer’s world and green-profile cars. We have to wonder about the new faces of day-to-day luxury in our old Europe…