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Erich Sollman’s Blog

Deciding Where to Donate

With all the disasters happening around the world, you want to help as much as you can. You might not have enough money to donate to all these organizations. It can be hard to pick which charity to put your money towards. In such a short time, so much has happened to...

Motives of Business Philanthropies

When businesses give back to their communities, there can be many speculations as to why they are doing it. Is there something in it for them? Are they doing it for image reasons? Are they just giving back because they care? But in the end, why should it matter? This...

How to Make an Impact with Donations

Giving donations to a nonprofit doesn’t always feel as helpful as hoped. At times, donors give as much as they can but often don’t see the impact they were looking for. When it comes to making donations, there needs to be an effort of time and consideration. A lot of...

5 Books on Nonprofit Management

The Chronicle of Philanthropy released a summer reading list for books on non-profit management. Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker. Engine of Impact identifies seven essential...

Tips for Making Charity a Family Priority

Every parent wants to raise their children to be generous and thoughtful. In the crush of day-to-day struggles over arranging for afterschool sports, homework, and family time, however, thoughts of charity or community work can understandably wilt by the wayside....

Fostering Workplace Philanthropy

How much do you think about bettering your community when you wake up in the morning? Most people would admit to a few minutes – or not at all. For all the time we spend living, working, and playing in our home cities, we rarely take – or have – the...