December 30, 2010

Banks Give U.K. Charities Expertise as Well as Cash
Wall Street Journal
By Michael Weir and Adam Smallman
The financial crisis has changed the way global banks give to charity. The days of firms simply handing out lavish checks have given way to a more targeted approach to donations.
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New Effort Rallies Americans to Donate Tax Cuts [...]

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December 29, 2010

New Estate Tax Law Could Hurt Charity
By Deborah L. Jacobs
The economic crisis has caused many people to cut back on current charitable giving, perhaps figuring they could always make up for it with bequests. But Ms. Jacobs argues that changes in the federal estate tax system signed into law by President Obama may well lead [...]

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December 28, 2010

Companies Promote Health and Brands, Making Playgrounds
New York TImes
By Elizabeth Olson
Marketers like Kraft Foods, MetLife, CVS and Dr Pepper/Snapple Group are steering millions in charitable dollars to a new and somewhat unlikely project — building neighborhood playgrounds for children.
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Gallup: Bill Gates Is America’s Fifth-Most Admired Man
Seattle Post Intelligencer
By Nick Eaton
Microsoft co-founder and Chairman [...]

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December 27, 2010

Strapped Cities Hit Nonprofits With Fees
Wall Street Journal
By Ianthe Jeanne Dugan
Facing budget gaps and an aversion to new debt and taxes, states and local governments are applying new fees to nonprofits. That marks a sharp departure from long-standing tax exemptions mandated by state law or adopted on the theory that churches, schools and charitable organizations [...]

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