6 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Change Your Approach to Philanthropy

Looking for new ways to give back or approach philanthropy in your own life? We love TED Talks for providing informative bursts of motivation. In the following talks, presenters explain that you don’t have to donate huge sums to your favorite charity to make a big difference. Sometimes seemingly ordinary steps can make an impact on someone else’s […]

Local Teens Launch Socially Conscious Baby Apparel Line

Teens today are more socially conscious than ever. Twitter campaigns and worldwide Instagram hashtags provide daily opportunities to dial into the latest issues. Tired of feeling like adults have tasked the next generation with tackling everything from cancer research to global warming, five North Shore high schoolers banded together to give the youngest generation a […]

Our 4th Annual Philanthropy Award Nominations Are Open

At Make It Better, we take our mission to amplify best philanthropic practices very seriously. That’s why we launched our Philanthropy Awards four years ago. In that time, our Philanthropy Awards have recognized 25 outstanding nonprofits in education, athletics, social service, health and more. This year, we will recognize philanthropic excellence in six award categories: […]

Make It Better Readers Help to End Hunger

During the last two weeks of July, we hosted a subscription drive asking new subscribers to our email newsletter to choose one of five outstanding food-related nonprofits as the recipient of a $5 donation when signing up. The five participating nonprofits—Common Threads, The Kitchen Community, Pilot Light, Purple Asparagus and Top Box Foods—all benefited thanks […]

How $1,000 Can Change the World

A donation of $1,000 to a nonprofit may not seem like a huge contribution. But, if 500 women get together and they each donate $1,000, they can make a really significant difference for organizations doing important work in the community. That is exactly how Impact 100 Chicago operates. The organization is made up of 500 […]

4 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Think About Charity

Do you ever find yourself sitting at your desk or lying on the living room couch feeling uninspired? Check out TED Talks for a quick burst of motivation. These 15-20 minute videos feature engaging speakers who share innovative ideas, advice and calls to action. We have four talks that will make you change the way […]

Win Fighter Pilot for a Day, County Music Awards Tickets at Northfield Township Food Pantry's "Pantry Palooza"

Bid in the auction or attend “Pantry Palooza” at Northfield Township Food Pantry on April 17, and you can help feed more than 650 struggling families living in Glenview, Northbrook and Northfield. Unique experience auction items include flying a military jet fighter, tickets to Nashville’s famed Country Music Awards after-party and more. “Pantry Palooza” is a win/win/win […]