5 companies with impressive corporate giving programs

Corporate giving seems to be on the rise. More and more companies are committing to this kind of corporate philanthropy. The two main ways to donate are: Matching gift programs: Corporations match employee donations to eligible nonprofits, thus doubling or tripling … Continue Reading

10 Nonprofits that use Social Media in an Outstanding Way

Social media represent one of the best opportunities for nonprofits to present themselves, increase their reputation, and, above all, increase community engagement. However, social media is a very wide and competitive landscape, so nonprofits are required to have a strategy … Continue Reading

Foundations news digest – week 26

Are you interested in the philanthropy sector and its latest developments? Look no further as we have made it easy for you to keep up. Check out our handpicked articles featuring the latest philanthropy news! A Total Rethink of Philanthropy … Continue Reading

What did we learn at the Symposium?

Last week we attended the 2017 edition of the Swiss Foundations Symposium in Geneva, Switzerland. With over 400 people present at the event it maintained its reputation as the largest conference for foundations in Switzerland. We had a great day … Continue Reading

Foundations news digest – week 24

Are you interested in the philanthropy sector and its latest developments? Look no further as we have made it easy for you to keep up. Check out our handpicked articles featuring the latest philanthropy news! Andrew Forrest gives away large … Continue Reading

Optimy is attending the 2017 Swiss Foundation Symposium

With 13 000 foundations who have a capital of over 70 billion Swiss francs, it is safe to say that Switzerland knows a thing or two about philanthropy. This is why we are excited to announce that we will once … Continue Reading

6 organisations that have volunteer programs to make the world a better place

Webster’s dictionary defines a volunteer as : “a person who does something by free choice usually with no payment expected or given”. This introduction may be hackneyed, but the volunteering programs you’re about to read are far from that. Check … Continue Reading

Foundations news digest – Week 22

Are you interested in the foundations and philanthropy sector and its latest developments? Look no further as we have made it easy for you to keep up. Check out our handpicked articles featuring the latest philanthropy news! Technology for the … Continue Reading

Spring of Philanthropy: a Belgian nationwide event

Last weekend marked the end of the Spring of Philanthropy This event which took place in Belgium from the 27th of April till the 12th of May. This was organised by the King Baudouin Foundation and aimed to promote philanthropy in … Continue Reading

16 Biggest Charity Donors of 2016

2016 has been a great year for philanthropy and has seen many donors emerge. We thought it would be good to look at who made the largest donations of the year and the impact those donations had. Check the list … Continue Reading