meredithjames Friday, September 5, 2014 Comments

Infographic Friday! Philanthropy and Technology

The awesome people at put together a great infographic about philanthropy and technology. Check it out!
The Internet has transformed the lives of people these days. They can shop online, make online booking for hotels and flights and choose the… read more

meredithjames Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Comments

You gave a donation – now what? Informal ways to keep in touch with your grantees.

You spent months recruiting your circle members, narrowing your mission, learning how to evaluate nonprofits, actually doing those assessments and finally choosing the recipient of your donation. Now what?
Your involvement with an organization doesn’t have to end when the One… read more

meredithjames Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Comments

Ask What Your Giving Circle Can Do For You

As a public policy student in my life prior to starting at the One Percent Foundation, we were trained to identify and prepare for unanticipated consequences, the outcomes not intended when enacting a policy. One such unintended effect of my… read more

meredithjames Friday, May 16, 2014 Comments

Getting into the Giving Habit

Below is a guest post from J.D. Willcox, One Percent Foundation Board President, on how he broke the his habit of not giving.
Habits are hard for me to break. That’s one of the reasons why, for the first 26 years… read more

meredithjames Thursday, March 13, 2014 Comments

Debunking the Millennial Myth: We’re not apathetic or narcissistic!

This past year there have been a series of high profile articles and opinion pieces in places like Time Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal which paint the Millennial generation as narcissistic, risk averse and apathetic. The reality is… read more

meredithjames Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Comments

Hooked on Giving – The Addictive Nature of Philanthropy

Why do we give?
This question flummoxed Darwin and puzzled social scientists. Parts of evolutionary and economic theory are based on the principal that in order to survive and be successful, people must put themselves first, so why do we forgo… read more

meredithjames Friday, January 10, 2014 Comments

Circle Spotlight: Team Tech

Matt Boitano, a Bay Area native, saw a need in his local community.  The Bay Area is the epicenter of tech activity, yet many youth in the area are not digitally literate.  There are nonprofits working toward expanding digital literacy… read more

meredithjames Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Comments

Giving Tuesday

We shopped until our feet hurt on Black Friday, and clicked to our heart’s content on Cyber Monday, but today is a day to give back to the causes and organizations we care most about.  Last year, the United Nations… read more

meredithjames Thursday, November 14, 2013 Comments

Circle Spotlight: Hannah’s Circle

The One Percent Foundation was born from a single giving circle, but the most exciting thing about our epic giving circle platform is seeing new circles emerge.  One of these, Hannah’s Circle, is dedicated to supporting innovative nonprofits both domestically… read more

meredithjames Monday, November 11, 2013 Comments

Tips for Engaging Millennial Donors

Did you know that if every Millennial in the U.S. donated 1% of his or her income to philanthropy, it would result in $16 billion raised for charity each year? Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are considered to be… read more