Muhammad Babangida is a committed philanthropist from Nigeria

Tag: Youth Philanthropy

How Education Improves Communities: Part 1

Do you think going to college and doing projects for your university is a waste of time? If so, it’s essential to consider that education is vital to society. It can help improve the quality of life for everyone. Besides contributing to society’s development, education also helps people improve their personal lives.

Unites Communities

Through education, people from different backgrounds can come together and learn about the world. It can help them appreciate learning about other cultures and religions. It can also help them develop a sense of respect for one another. Education can also help create a better world by bringing people together. Without the proper knowledge about other cultures, people may develop narrow-mindedness. This can lead to the loss of diversity and the learning of valuable lessons from other people around the world.

Increases Employment Opportunities

Getting a job is not always easy, especially during economic uncertainty. In addition, the lower educational level can also lead to more people applying for the same position. However, with the right education and experience, you can increase your chances of landing a good job. You must have the necessary education and experience to stand out from the crowd. Having the right skills and knowledge can help you land a good job.

Can Increase Potential Income

People with higher levels of education are more likely to be hired for high-paying positions. They are more likely to study hard and develop a high level of competence to get the job. Besides having the necessary skills and knowledge, a potential employer will also be motivated to hire you if you have the necessary credentials. Studies and hard work throughout high school prove that you can fulfill your goals. This is also beneficial for employers as they prefer a well-rounded and responsible workforce. After graduating, you can start looking for jobs that will allow you to practice what you have learned.

Promotes Social and Environmental Responsibility

Improving the environment and communities through education can also help people feel responsible for their actions. By learning how to be socially accountable, students can make their communities a better place for future generations. Being socially responsible means taking care of the environment and protecting it from harmful effects. Learning how to do so can help people feel more connected to their communities. In addition to being able to protect the environment, people also need to know how to live peacefully with one another.

Check Out These Great Podcasts If You Love Philanthropy

Podcasts have become immensely popular in recent memory and they can be great sources of entertainment, knowledge, and news amongst other things. If you’re interested in philanthropy, charity, or nonprofits, podcasts can be an invaluable resource. You can hear so many perspectives on various social issues as well as how you can help and there are so many different podcasts out there. Here are a few great podcasts about philanthropy.

The Business of Giving

If you’re looking to hear possible solutions to social problems throughout the world, check out The Business of Giving. This show is hosted by expert philanthropist Denver Frederick, and every week he invites various philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit experts onto the show to discuss these social problems. With Frederick’s 40+ years of experience and the knowledge of these various experts, they dissect these social problems and try to come up with possible things we can do to solve them.

Futures in Fundraising

If you’re passionate about fundraising and want to know more, check out Futures in Fundraising. Every episode you’ll learn something new on topics such as using your organization’s data for good, advancing careers in development, or just new ways for you to give. They often provide great tips as well, just in case you decide to become a professional in the fundraising world. Every episode features an interview with someone who went on their own fundraising experience where they experienced both highs and lows.

Nonprofits Are Messy

Running a nonprofit organization isn’t easy. There are so many different aspects to think about and as host Joan Garry would put it, they’re messy. In her show, Joan discusses topics such as marketing, leadership, fundraising mistakes and so much more. Practically everything you can learn about nonprofits is discussed in this show, making it the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to improve their own organization.

The Important Podcast

The reason people become philanthropists or decide to work with nonprofits often comes down to one thing: they want to help people. The work they do is ultimately meant to serve those who are in need, and that’s exactly what The Important Podcast is all about. Each episode features inspirational stories of people helping others with an important mission to share these stories to as many people as they can.

The Biggest Trends In Philanthropy for 2020

As the world evolves, philanthropy evolves as well. People are always finding new ways to give back and make a difference in the world, regardless of the obstacles they may encounter. While we’re halfway through 2020 and things are much more complicated than many expected in the world due to the global pandemic known as COVID-19, many trends are still occurring or can be expected to occur. Here are a few of the biggest trends we’ve seen and will continue to see in philanthropy as 2020 continues. 

People Will Continue To Give Regardless Of If It’s Seen

While it can sometimes be hard to believe, people are giving back more than ever nowadays. The biggest difference is that you don’t always see people giving back to a charity. Many Americans give to crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe, or will try and raise money or needed supplies for families that are struggling. GoFundMe says that a new fundraiser is started on their site every 8 seconds, which is mind blowing to think about. More than ever people are trying to do better regardless of whether or not it makes them look good, and many are trying to make sure those donations go directly to the people in need as opposed to the organizations that act as intermediaries.

Philanthropy May Become More Polarized

With the 2020 presidential election fast approaching, many people will begin to donate to causes that may be the focus of some political conversations. This is commonly called “rage giving” and isn’t always the greatest way to approach philanthropy. This political polarization can cause larger funders to shift the way they approach their charitable giving, such as funders adopting a non traditional “charitable” LLC which helps them engage in policy debate more.

Tech Will Move Philanthropy More Than Ever

This trend likely doesn’t come as much of a surprise, and will also be a trend that we see for years to come. As time passes, technology becomes better. This is only inevitable, and the better tech becomes, the more people will utilize it to make their lives easier. This can be seen with philanthropy as well. Due to mobile phones and the existence of apps on our phones, it’s faster and easier than it ever has been to vet a nonprofit. They allow us to give to the causes we choose almost instantly, and it’s even easier to share that with our friends and family in hopes that they will also give back.

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