Philanthropist Philanthropy: A Year of Change for Charity
Philanthropists are now engaged in a new era of change.
As the global economy has begun to turn around, a number of philanthropists are making a bold push into the private sector, and many of them have been in the spotlight over the past year.
The biggest story in philanthropy in 2016 is that of Christian entrepreneurs.
For many, the challenge facing them is that their charity isn’t making as much money as they might hope.
But for Christian entrepreneurs, that is not the only challenge.
As their business grows, they are faced with a new reality: the challenges they have been facing are not going away.
“The biggest challenge for us, I think, is that we have an economy that is changing and there are going to be changes in that economy,” says Peter Diamandis, founder of the philanthropic organization The Diamands, and the CEO of The Diaspora Foundation.
“And we have to adapt to the changes.”
Philanthropy’s new challengeThe Diamanders are the latest in a series of people to try their hand at the private startup world, and for a number, the experience has been an eye-opener.
“You can see the growth,” says Diamandi.
“I was very surprised.
And it was the first time I’ve seen so many people trying to do something and I really feel that it’s the way to go.”
Diamandises son, Michael, started The Diarespora Foundation in 2013, a nonprofit focused on serving the needs of refugees in Greece and Europe.
He says the nonprofit, which now has more than 60 staff members, has helped around 60 people.
“When you have a humanitarian organization that is helping people, it gives you a really great sense of purpose,” says Michael.
“You feel like you can really make a difference.”
The Diasands has a lot to contribute to philanthropyThe Diariers, who are from South Africa and live in Philadelphia, were inspired to help refugees when they moved to the United States.
They started The Refugee Center of Philadelphia to provide a place for people who were refugees in the United Kingdom to meet, learn about other cultures and meet people.
Diamanda says The Diaereses organization has helped refugees to integrate into American society, and now, it has become a model for others to follow.
“We’re very proud to be a part of the community and to have this impact on the community,” he says.
The Diaeurs are not the first to attempt a private startup career, but the experience is different than many others.
“I think a lot of people who have started private companies have really taken the time to make sure that they understand the risks and the challenges and then they have made some decisions that they think are going in the right direction,” says Dan Zimlich, co-founder of the startup company Zimlogic.
“But that experience has not been for everyone.”
Zimlich and his co-founders are trying to change that.
Their startup, ZimLogic, helps businesses with social media marketing.
They have launched a mobile app called ZimSens that allows them to use their technology to track and promote their business on social media.
And the company has launched a business app called Social Hub that allows businesses to track their social media posts and use it to track where their customers are online.
“People are looking at what are they going to do next,” says Zimlicz.
“So this is a really smart business.”
The startup’s team has worked hard to help businesses like ZimZing succeed.
The company is also working to help entrepreneurs like them build a network of customers to help them sell their products and services.
Zimliczes work with ZimDiamands and ZimBlog is an online community of business owners and investors.
For every dollar they raise, Zimmerlots team gives 10 to 15 people in the community a chance to learn and collaborate with other entrepreneurs.
“When you see the kind of impact that we can make on these communities and how many people are doing that, you know it’s a really powerful way to do business,” says Brian Smith, CEO of Zimmerlogic, and founder of ZimBiz.
The startup has seen an uptick in fundraising in recent yearsThe founders of Ziman, which helps businesses reach out to consumers, have seen a spike in fundraising recently.
The founders of the company are working to continue this momentum, and have created a new fundraising platform called Ziman.
The startup is working to provide free online marketing services for all businesses to help connect with potential customers and customers-to-customers.
“What you see on Ziman is an effort to help you understand what customers are looking for, and then help you reach those customers and help them learn about you,” says Zachary Leighton, cofounder of ZinMasters