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Philanthropy means the love of humanity. A conventional modern definition is "private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life," which combines an original humanistic tradition with a social scientific aspect developed in the 20th century. The definition also serves to contrast philanthropy with business endeavors, which are private initiatives for private good, e.g., focusing on material gain, and with government endeavors, which are public initiatives for public good, e.g., focusing on provision of public services. A person who practices philanthropy is called a philanthropist.

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U.S test in the Mashall Islands

Contributed by Clayton Michael Dowdell

This basically tells you what philanthropy is about and how to be a philanthropist.

Contributed by SJ Fernandez

A video by The Union Co explaining just how powerful we can be in helping others--in helping the world.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

This company is a collective of brands committed to giving back to those in need of help. Every product purchase for the consumer is also a purchase for someone in need. And it's not just for shoes or clothes. Visit the website, search either through products you can buy or causes you'd like to support, then check out the products and what each purchase can do for someone in need. One watch, for example, feeds 16 children. One bar of soap saves 50 sq. feet of rainforest. Give back.

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