January 3, 2011

Rust Belt Cities Look to Old World for New Growth Ideas

Los Angeles Times

By John Gallagher
1/3/11

Detroit and other Rust Belt cities hoping to reverse decades of decline are finding new inspiration in unexpected places: the older industrial cities of Europe. In recent weeks, leaders from Detroit, Cleveland and other Midwest cities have traveled to Europe as part of a Cities in Transition exchange, sponsored by the German Marshall Fund and the Kresge Foundation, among others.
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Paul Newman’s Philanthropic Efforts Posthumously Hit $300 Million Milestone

PBS NewsHour

By John Dankosky
12/30/10

Paul Newman’s charitable food company is still thriving after his 2008 death. The Newman’s Own Foundation evolved into one of the most-recognizable celebrity-run charities and recently surpassed $300 million in donations.
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Haiti: One Year Later

The NonProfit Times

By Kate Rogers
1/1/11

When a catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti last January, the fragile country with a long history of corrupt government and sparse infrastructure was literally shaken to its core. As the one-year anniversary of the quake approaches this month, charities rallying to rebuild the country should be moving into recovery mode. Instead, despite all of the money pouring in and aid organizations on the ground, the nation is gripped in a cholera outbreak.
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Biggest Gifts to Charity Falter in Bad Economy

Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Maria Di Mento
12/31/10

In yet another sign of how the nation’s economic slump is causing struggles for many charities, big donations from individuals and their foundations fell for the second consecutive year. The 10 biggest gifts donated by Americans in 2010 totaled slightly more than $1.3-billion, compared with $2.7-billion in 2009 and $8-billion in 2008.
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India’s New Rich Prove Reluctant Philanthropists

Agence France Presse

By Penny MacRae
12/31/10

The 100 wealthiest Indians have a net worth equal to 25 percent of India’s GDP and Azim Premji’s donation — by far the largest ever made by an individual — was seen as a challenge to others in the ultra-rich club. While charitable giving by the wealthy is widespread in countries like the United States, it is far less established in developing nations such as India and China.
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Charities Look to Social Media to Turn Friends Into Funders

PBS NewsHour

By Ray Suarez
12/30/10

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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