Putting words into collective action and engagement into giving.
Much of America’s character is framed in charitable words – acts, works, deeds, giving.
Charitable Words redefines those words in terms of engagement.
Students interested in purposeful experiences and careers are assigned to work with nonprofits in paid internships to assist with the rising expenses of education. Investments in the students are leveraged by a network of volunteer advisors and pro bono resources.
Learnings, best practices and success stories are shaped and shared with the right audiences on appropriate platforms.
“Engaged giving, friendraising and crowdfunding” are just a few of the terms we use here in redefining philanthropy.
Our favorites: “collective action and collective impact.”
That’s what Charitable Words is all about.
But, by definition, we can’t accomplish that alone. We need you to make it all happen.
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Cincinnati OH 45202
Charitable Words founder and editor Tom Callinan is a retired journalist with 35 years experience, most recently as Editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer. He served on boards of Associated Press Managing Editors, Society of Professional Journalists and as a judge for The Pulitzer Prizes. He holds an M.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where studies included managing change and new media. He is now on boards of Social Venture Partners International and The Charity Defense Council.
Maureen Callinan is an attorney licensed in Ohio, New York and Florida, with 25 years experience of elder law practice. She holds a J.D. degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI and has held leadership positions with The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and Pro Seniors as an advocate for the health and wellness of an aging population. Maureen is a tutor with Wordplay Cincinnati and volunteer with several local nonprofits and arts organizations.