January 13, 2011

What Haiti Needs Most, One Year Post-Quake

USA Today


Despite the utter devastation, Haitians — along with an incredible amount of support from people around the world, including Americans who donated more than $1.4 billion to the rebuilding effort (from Charity Navigator) — have strived to rebuild their country with hopes of making it a place of prosperity, even better than it was before the earthquake. As the country continues to face bumps and hurdles along the long road to recovery, here are ways that folks are helping meet the country’s greatest needs.
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2010 Was a Big Year for Giving, Fidelity Fund Says

The Boston Globe


Donors to the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund made more than 353,000 grants totaling over $1.2 billion to nonprofits nationwide during 2010, up 19 percent and 14 percent, respectively, compared to 2009, the fund said. The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund is an independent public charity that is affiliated with Fidelity Investments, the Boston mutual funds giant.
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Mobile Giving Foundation CEO on the Future Of Mobile Philanthropy


By Elizabeth Woyke

The Haiti earthquake, which struck one year ago, prompted an outpouring of donations, much of it given via cellphones and text messages. Now that people are comfortable giving money through their phones, the mobile donation industry is looking to increase the amount of money people can give.
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How Smart Are Public Private Partnerships?

The Huffington Post

By Jeffrey Inaba

As municipalities search for ways to reduce costs in the face of budget shortfalls, such offerings of “corporate citizenship” can help to support public services. Public-private partnerships operate in various ways. Knowing about two types will shed light on important choices cities make.
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Mentoring Program Turns Cameras on Its Young Clients

The New York Times

By Jan Levere

For the first time in its more than 100-year history, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is actively seeking donations, through a nationwide campaign, to underwrite its work with children at risk.
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