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Better Kansas City

What do you need to know before writing that check to an organization that’s doing good? Find out on KCTV5′s Better Kansas City.

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Sharing

When you think about “doing good,” giving to a charity is often the first thing that comes to mind. And that’s absolutely a terrific way to do good. In fact, giving to nonprofit organizations is a booming industry in the United States, totaling more than $335 billion dollars annually. That’s 2 percent of GDP. A […]

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Workplace That Gives Back

Once upon a time I was sitting at my kitchen counter,  working on my iPhone. Again. But I was eating no cake. And I was eating no cereal. The subject of where to work was giving me plenty of food for thought at that point in my life. How could I work, and still spend […]

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Double Chocolate cake with vodka

A little vodka can be a very good thing during the holidays. Especially baked into  yummy things like pie crust. And cake.  Back by popular demand,  here is the recipe for our signature cake made with award winning, eco-friendly (so good!) Double Chocolate Vodka from McCormick Distilling. Enjoy! (How could you not?) Eco-Friendly Double Chocolate Vodka […]

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Right

“I am going to make a peach upside down cake for dessert,” my mother wrote in a text message. “We are having people for dinner tonight and I thought it sounded good.” Ah. Peach upside down cake. An excellent choice! Peach upside down cake is, of course, delicious. And delicious is always a good idea. […]

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Is cause marketing making you feel guilty?

Feeling a little down at the check out counter when you say “no” to making a donation? You are not alone. Learn why cause marketing shouldn’t create an added stress in your life. After all, doing good should be fun–and the best causes are the ones you choose yourself.

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Birthday

A birthday party that gives back. Cake, candles and a donation to your child’s favorite charity. That’s just one of many ways to celebrate philanthropy, in all the ways that mean the most to you and your family. In fact, a birthday party that gives back might just be one of our favorite examples of […]

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Good ice cream

Are you getting a little weary of being asked at every turn for a donation to a cause when you purchase a product? You are not alone. The idea of connecting a cause to a brand for purposes of selling products to consumers is called “cause marketing,” and it’s been around for more than 40 years. […]

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DOING GOOD

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Philanthropy, according to the classic dictionary definition, means "love of humanity" in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing "what it is to be human" on both the benefactors' and beneficiaries' parts.

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