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Biggest Donations of 2014 Announced

While the two biggest charitable donations in 2014 came from men over 80, the top 10 biggest donors reinforced young technology wealth as an important player in philanthropy. The list includes large donations from Nicholas Woodman, the founders of GoPro … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Maybe a better question is, What is a name worth? If you’re the family of Avery Fisher and New York’s Lincoln Center, a name is worth at least $15 million … and perhaps $100 million or more. For years, Lincoln … Continue reading

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IRS Top Tips for Year-End Charitable Donations

As individuals and businesses get ready to make their year-end charitable donations, the IRS provides its top tips about giving: 1. If you are making a charitable contribution of clothing and household items (e.g., furniture, furnishings, electronics), they must generally … Continue reading

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Red Cross Responds to Mismanagement Reports

We told you earlier this week about a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica into the mismanagement of the American Red Cross’ responses to Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy in 2012. In an interview with PBS NewsHour, Suzy DeFrancis, Chief Public … Continue reading

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Media Declares Botched Red Cross Responses

After two major hurricanes hit the east coast in 2012, many responded in a typical fashion – by donating to the American Red Cross. Indeed, the Red Cross received hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to assist with the … Continue reading

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Donations to Ebola Fight Trickling In

Have you donated to efforts working to halt the Ebola epidemic? If not, you’re not alone. The Washington Postreports that charitable giving to such efforts has been far less than that for other major disasters. For example, almost all of … Continue reading

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Twitter Experiments with “Buy” Button

Would you donate money through a “buy” button on Twitter? The social-media platform recently announced that it is starting to test the waters. The aim is to create a Twitter-based “convenient and easy, hopefully even fun” shopping experience. Seven nonprofits … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Foundation Rejects Donations Linked to Hacked Photos

The Prostate Cancer Foundation, which funds prostate cancer research globally, recently returned donations totaling $8,000. The donations were raised in connection with a post that was set up on Reddit to disseminate and view hacked nude celebrity photos. Viewers were … Continue reading

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A New Charity Reporting Option

There are many resources for finding out information about a nonprofit. The best option is to review an organization’s documents yourself. But if you don’t have time for that, where should you go for reliable reporting on nonprofits? The Direct … Continue reading

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Should Your Nonprofit Accept a Donation to Build?

Is your nonprofit considering constructing a new wing or building based on receiving one substantial donation? Before it does, the board should consider all possible outcomes, including ending up in court. Helga Wall-Apelt, a former board member of Florida State … Continue reading

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