Charity Gets A Cosmetic Makeover

April 17, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in

“This idea of a ‘gift with purpose’ is a really great opportunity,” Ms. Thomas said. “With no energy or lift on the customers’ part, they get this really feel-good element with the shopping experience.” Ms. Thomas is referring to the $1 donation that Clarins, in partnership with Macy’s and Feed Projects, will make to help feed starving children upon the purchase of two Clarins products and a... Read More


Empathy, And Why Relationships Are The Key To Reality

April 01, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in

Ken Stern, in his recent op-ed in The Atlantic, strikes a forceful blow to a widely held preconception Americans have about the rich: they are more generous than the poor. When we think of wealthy philanthropists, we think of the Rockefellers and Carnegies of the Gilded Age and the libraries, museums, and colleges they funded from their own fortune. In recent years, a more strategic effort to... Read More


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