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Kauffman Foundation Launches 'Giving Back' Website

January 31, 2005

The Kauffman Foundation recently launched "Giving Back to Entrepreneurship," a website dedicated to informing entrepreneurs how they can use their energy and creativity to support their communities and help jumpstart the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Giving back can include both financial and service contributions. For example, dedicating one's time and expertise to activities such as mentoring, serving on boards, teaching or contributing to online or print publications for entrepreneurs provides valuable services without a financial commitment.

Companies also can provide services such as in-kind donations, which can include products, consulting or office space, sponsoring internships and scholarships, offering employer-sponsored programs, or establishing a company foundation. In terms of a financial contribution, the Kauffman Foundation suggests joining an angel investing group, donating to entrepreneurship education through high school, college, or postgraduate levels, or starting a new foundation.

The website provides many features, including a giving scale that displays how much time and money one can expect to devote within various option groups, and profiles of past contributions made by entrepreneurs. More information is available at: http://givingback.kauffman.org/