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  1. How does philanthropy benefit businesses?

    1. Why volunteering is good for your business: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/Michael-Haberman/corporate-volunteering_b_1856314.html

    2. How volunteering is good for your business: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/tech/2017/07/24/how-volunteering-good-your-business/497244001/

    3. How is volunteering good for business? http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/trends/volunteering-is-good-for-business-20140511-384az.html

  2. I’d like my philanthropy campaign to be featured on Sprout. How do I do that?

    1. Fill out the Contact Us Form: https://www.sproutpositivity.com/contact

  3. I’ve never volunteered in my life. Where do I start?

    1. Fill out a profile on Volunteermatch.org. They will send you the top opportunities to match your skillset.

    2. Find your local community help centers and sign up for their email alerts, check out their events calendar or contact them directly. Be sure to attend their training sessions, should they offer them.

    3. If you have a particular cause you are passionate about, follow local nonprofit organizations on Facebook and LinkedIn. They typically post event invitations and instructions on how to join.

  4. I want to run things. How do I start a philanthropy campaign from scratch?

    1. Here are a few helpful resources that can get you started:

      1. Howtononprofit.com: https://knowhownonprofit.org/how-to/how-to-launch-a-fundraising-appeal-guide

      2. The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2014/jul/23/building-a-charity-fundraising-strategy

  5. Where is the best place to connect with other volunteers?

    1. LinkedIn Groups: LinkedIn has some incredible avenues for volunteers, mentors and non profits. https://linkedinforgood.linkedin.com/programs/linkedin-members

    2. Reddit Threads: Feel free to join an existing sub-reddit or simply browse threads like this one to get inspired:

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