November 22, 2010

Give to the Max Day Gets Big Results

RE: Philanthropy

By Jennifer Ford Reedy
11/19/10

What happens when you combine great social media tools, a little bit of marketing, and the energy of hundreds of nonprofit organizations? 42,596 donors in 24 hours! We were amazed and humbled by the response this week to our second Give to the Max Day in Minnesota.
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How To Give Like Mark Zuckerberg

Forbes

By Janet Novack
11/17/10

By giving private stock to a public charity, donors get the best of both worlds taxwise. They don’t recognize any income and they get the deduction. But, tax savings aren’t the only reason folks donate assets these days. In some cases they’re dialing back on consumption.
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Haiti’s Cascading Crises Come Down to Lack of Clean Water

USA Today

By Donna Leinwand
11/19/10

Aid workers in Haiti say the government has done little to improve water and sanitation since a Jan. 12 earthquake, making it likely that the cholera epidemic there will continue to spread. Oxfam, an aid group focused on water and sanitation, says it’s still operating in emergency mode instead of creating permanent water and sewer systems.
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How They Give: Ben Jacobs, Warren Buffett, Irene Pollin and More

The Washington Post

By Thomas Heath
11/20/10

America may have shaken off the Great Recession months ago, but the subject of wealth and how best to distribute it continues to dominate the national discussion. The Washington Post asked business people and philanthropists, local and national, to talk about their philanthropy. Following is a selection from their responses.
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Donations, Deductions and the Deficit

The Washington Post

By Michelle Singletary
11/21/10

The charitable tax deduction, for those who itemize, can be a great incentive for donations. However, it comes with a cost to the federal bottom line. As we look for ways to reduce the amount of debt our government is taking on, many things we’ve come to expect could be put on the chopping block.
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When Donations Go Astray

The New York Times

By Nicholas D. Kristof
11/20/10

Philanthropy has made huge strides in the last couple of decades, with far more emphasis on cost-effective interventions that are scalable to bring about change. Today, however, much giving remains impulsive and inefficient. When people get a call out of the blue asking them to donate to firefighters, they may imagine the caller is a volunteer; instead, he’s probably a paid fund-raiser, who will take much of what you give.
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