The Power of Philanthropy

Matt BeemA guest columnist for The Examiner (Independence, Mo.) newspaper, Matt Beem‘s column, “The Power of Philanthropy,” uses stories to convey simple but powerful messages about philanthropy, fundraising and the power of relationships.

Seasonally and all year, many residents step up to help those in need
December 19, 2015

It’s good to be back
February 8, 2014

Reflect on the good in your life
December 14, 2013

Are you reaching others, offering humble service
September 13, 2013

Giving is again up, and those billions help a great deal
June 22, 2013

Independence schools must maintain focus
May 25, 2013

We must come together and find new use for YMCA
April 13, 2013

Local coach knows what matters on course and in life
March 9, 2013

Focus on what you can do to make a difference
December 22, 2012

Those who give much receive much
November 24, 2012

Your giving, large or small, greatly helps
October 27, 2012

Giving helps the Scouts
August 25, 2012

Just a piece of plastic, but it changed our family
August 11, 2012

Charitable giving in upswing
June 23, 2012

Help make Scouting accessible to more kids
June 9, 2012

Barbers and civil discourse
April 14, 2012

Your service matters greatly
March 24, 2012

A good friend will be missed
March 10, 2012

Give, serve, plant seeds
February 11, 2012

Gifts from all my grandparents
January 14, 2012

Joy is a pet made healthy
December 24, 2011

This year we were thankful that we ate
November 26, 2011

There comes a time to run
November 12, 2011

Our zoo deserves support
October 24, 2011

Fostering the habit of giving
September 24, 2011

A waylaid run turned out fine
September 10, 2011

Find a family obsession
August 27, 2011

Good hearts still beat, regardless
August 13, 2011

London, what took you so long?
July 23, 2011

This trail carries boys far
June 25, 2011

A small increase pays big
June 11, 2011

American needs a new czar
May 14, 2011

Racing – for fun and for funding
April 9, 2011

Raising money is hard work
March 26, 2011

KC gives soccer fans rare options
March 12, 2011

You can pass on the giving gene
February 26, 2011

A trip back to where we met and fell in love
January 22, 2011

How do we live out season’s true message?
December 25, 2010

Compound your giving
December 11, 2010

Lessons from the long road
November 27, 2010

EJC has bright lights in giving
November 6, 2010

Building homes and shaping lives
October 9, 2010

Good people still giving
September 11, 2010

Unpack your bags and relax
August 14, 2010

Scouting milestones
July 31, 2010

L.I.N.K. Run also links my family
June 26, 2010

KC Zoo and all that Jazzoo
June 5, 2010

Little kids can teach us much
May 22, 2010

Nonprofits seeing uplift?
May 7, 2010

‘Tis better to give than… uh, maybe?
April 24, 2010

My rushing comes to a dead stop
April 10, 2010

What makes us generous?
March 13, 2010

Facebook is messing with me
February 27, 2010

It’s all downhill from here
February 13, 2010

It really is a small world, after all
January 17, 2010

The biggest week of the year
December 26, 2009

New EJC trail would benefit all
November 28, 2009

Spreading the sunshine
November 14, 2009

Facing challenges in Chile
October 24, 2009

Giving for the right reasons
October 10, 2009

Scouting: a good place to start
September 26, 2009

Fundraisers play important role helping community
September 12, 2009

Every gift doesn’t make the headlines
August 8, 2009

It’s about the work, not glory
July 25, 2009

One good turn leads to another
July 4, 2009

Wake up and smell the coffee
June 20, 2009

Boy Scouts looking a generation ahead
May 23, 2009

Mother taught life’s lessons
May 9, 2009

Young people help out
April 11, 2009

Many here live by giving
March 28, 2009

Don’t hit givers the hardest
March 14, 2009

Steady work steady progress
February 28, 2009

Paying it forward has many rewards
February 14, 2009

Its about more than cookies
January 31, 2009

Steady work will pay off
January 17, 2009

Evaluate and stay focused
December 26, 2008

Keep on investing in people
December 12, 2008

We give thanks and give
November 28, 2008

Earning, saving, teaching
November 14, 2008

The vote becomes our voice
November 1, 2008

Cherish your role models
October 18, 2008

Make a habit of philanthropy
October 3, 2008

The need for giving endures
September 20, 2008

Taking a moment to recall and learn
September 6, 2008

Society’s sacrifices pay off
August 22, 2008

Teachers help mold our lives
August 9, 2008

Beginning of a great friendship
July 26, 2008

Good deeds are often contagious
July 12, 2008

In time a little can do a lot
June 28, 2008

Fathers set the pattern
June 14, 2008

Leaders mold lives
May 31, 2008

Making friends all over
May 18, 2008

It’s about more than home runs
May 3, 2008

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