October 28, 2010

Doing Good for Goodness’ Sake

The Globe and Mail

By Rahul Bhardwaj
10/26/10

How should you give away your money to charity? Some people who have the wealth and generosity to give back to their community apply their own experience and values to those they want to support and to what form that support should take. This is only natural and can work well for everyone concerned. But, often, it doesn’t work as well as it should.
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Gates Experimental Grants Start to Show Promise

The Wall Street Journal

10/27/10

Nine scientists will each get up to an additional $1 million over five years to take their ideas to the next level and see if they have the potential to save lives, said Chris Wilson, director of the foundation’s Global Health Discovery program.
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Watchdog: Education Foundations Not Doing Enough

Associated Press

By Donna Gordon Blankinship
10/27/10

A philanthropic watchdog group is hoping to light a fire under charitable foundations that support education by releasing a report Wednesday that points out how few of them focus enough attention on helping the most needy students.
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Private Sector Interest Grows in African Farming

The Wall Street Journal

By Caroline Henshaw
10/28/10

Mounting concern over security of food supplies is spurring a wave of private-sector investment in Africa that many hope will put it at the center of a green revolution.
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Cholera Outbreak in Haiti: How to Help

USA Today

10/27/10

The situation in Haiti has taken a drastic turn for the worse with a recent outbreak of cholera in rural areas that is moving at breakneck speed. Nnon-profits are working around the clock to prevent this from happening.
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15 Highest-Paid Charity CEOs

Newsweek

By Greg Bocquet
10/26/10

CharityNavigator.org recently produced a report on the compensation of CEOs in the charity world.
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