The Benefits of Volunteering: Physical and Mental

Volunteering time to organizations, as well as providing monetary donations towards charities and non-profits, have their obvious benefits. Selflessness, doing right by others, beefing up the resume, and tax breaks, but what about the others? The ones that aren’t so obvious. Numerous studies have found that acts of charity actually has positive mental and physical impacts on those who do so, no… Read more →

A Crash Course in Impact Investing

Institutional and individual investors are doing it, fund managers are doing, UK Prime Minister David Cameron even gave a keynote address at the 2013 G8 Social Impact Investing Conference in London on it; but what is impact investing? By name, it seems to be part-investment, part-philanthropy, but is it more one than the other? Amy Bell, the Executive Director and Head… Read more →

Give as Much as You Get

When you think of Bill Gates, what comes to mind? Microsoft? Billionaire? Genius? Philanthropist? Real estate investor? Wait, real estate investor?!  It’s little known that only a quarter of Gates’ net worth actually comes from Microsoft. The rest is made up of wise investments made over the years, a majority of which lie in the real estate industry. And while the world’s richest man’s value… Read more →