When most people hear the name Rockefeller, they automatically think about money, as they should. Around the turn of the 20th century, John D. Rockefeller Sr., the patriarch of the Rockefeller dynasty and founder of Standard Oil, eclipsed Andrew Carnegie to become the richest man in the country. In the definitive biography on his life, […]

3 Things Your Small Business Can Do to Give Like the Big Boys It’s true that most small businesses lack the wherewithal to create and staff philanthropic funds or major giving campaigns, but that doesn’t mean they are not giving. As a matter of fact, small businesses are thought to give more on average than their […]

How Technical Fabrics are Disrupting the Retail Fashion Industry A few weeks ago, I came across a TED talk by fashion designer Danit Peleg, a recent design school graduate who launched a clothing line using 3D printing. In her talk,“Forget Shopping.  Soon You’ll Download Your New Clothes.” she shares how her breakthrough came when she stumbled […]

Lessons for Philanthropy from the Start-up Space When I ventured to launch a tech-based apparel start-up back in 2014, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had established a nice niche business within the non-profit space, with as much new and repeat business as my consulting firm could handle. But a […]