Wednesday, August 31, 2005

A Louisianan Responds

Lady DXer said...
Thank you for posting the information about Hurricane Katrina. I live in Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. It is expected that the people of east Louisiana will not be able to return to their homes for several weeks, if they have a home left.

For your readers out there, if you can spare anything, please do help my fellow Louisianians. Again, thank you for your kindness. A quick bit of info...You can listen to WJBO in Baton Rouge online and hear the details of what is going on here in Louisiana concerning Hurricane Katrina Rescue Efforts.

Best Way to Help

In the wake of Hurricane Kitrina many of us are asking how can we Donate to her Victims ? In response to past Hurricanes, The American Institute of Philanthropy has complied a list of the Best Way to Help Hurricane Victims. Not all there suggestions are applicable to the victims of Hurricane Kitrina but it is a good place to start.

Katrina Benefit

Black Cat Bone Bloger James W. Bailey posts about D.C. Hurricane Katrina benefit.

Donations for Hurricane Katrina

Are you looking for some more organization you can Donate for the victims of Hurricane Katrina? Click for its suggestions.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Katrina Donations Urged.

Fellow Blogger Jonathan Twitchell is urging Donations for Hurricane Katrina

Katrina Donation Update

Fellow Blogger The One Legged Old Fat Man has posted FEMA's request for Hurricane Katrina Donations:

"Voluntary organizations are seeking Cash Donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in Gulf Coast states, according to Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. But, volunteers should not report directly to the affected areas unless directed by a voluntary agency."

Red Cross Faces Hurricane Katrina

The American Red Cross reported:

"The American Red Cross is launching the largest mobilization of resources in its history for a single natural disaster. Hurricane Katrina, a deadly Category 4 storm, is barreling ashore this morning along the Gulf Coast and has the potential to leave widespread devastation in its wake."

Monday, August 29, 2005

Philanthropy Blogs

The Council on Foundation's Emerging Issues Blogs gives us a comprehensive run down on Philanthropy in the blogosphere.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Charity Focus

CharityFocus is not your typical nonprofit organization. Click here to find out why.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

The Power of One

I am only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And just because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Helen Keller

Friday, August 26, 2005

Philanthropy on the Road

The good folks at Gadling have a new weekly feature on engaged travelers or what the site calls "Philanthropy on the road." Click here to read more.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Check a Charity

Do you want to check out how that Charity you have been Giving to all these years really spends your money? If you give to Missouri Charities and Nonprofits, checking up on them just got easier. Missouri Attorney General, Jay Nixon just launched Check a Charity a site designed to make it easier for Donors to check up on their favorite Charities.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Charities as Rackets

“Charity, as if it didn't have enough trouble in this day and age, will always be suspected of morbidity—sado-masochism, perversity of some sort. All higher or moral tendencies lie under suspicion of being rackets. Things we simply honor with old words, but betray or deny in our very nerves.” Saul Bellow in "Herzog," 1961

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Silicon Valley Finds New Soul

A chastened Silicon Valley turns its eyes toward Philanthropy as well as turning a profit reports The Seattle Times.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Grass Roots Charitable Movement

The Futurists posts "Giving Circles are a growing force in U.S. Philanthropy, and women are becoming leaders in this grassroots-based Charitable movement."

See The Giving Blog for August 20, 2005, August 9, 2005, July 18, 2005, May 27, 2005, May 21, 2005, May 20, 2005, May 19, 2005, May 18,2005 May 17, 2005, May 15, 2005 and February 17,2005

Sunday, August 21, 2005

How to Avoid Poverty

"One man Gives freely, yet Gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to Poverty."
Proverbs 11:24

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Women's Giving Circles Change Philanthropy

The Minnesota Women's Press reports on Giving Circles and the changing face of Women's Philanthropy.

The Giving Blog has been posting on the growing Philanthropic Trend of Giving Circles. See August 9, 2005, July 18, 2005, May 27, 2005, May 21, 2005, May 20, 2005, May 19, 2005, May 18,2005 May 17, 2005, May 15, 2005 and February 17,2005.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Gone Fishing?

Gone fishing? Well not exactly but I am on a short, end of summer vacation. See you soon.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Donations to U.S. Charities Soar

Knight Ridder reports donations to a broad range of U.S. Nonprofits soared during the first quater of 2005.

Click here to read the rest of the story.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Critic

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out where the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes up short again and again...who does actually try to do the deed; who with great enthusiasm spends himself in a worth cause; who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Rosevelt

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Harvest

With every deed you are sowing a seed, Though the harvest you may not see. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Latino Giving Circles looks into the trend of Latino Giving

Sacred Trust

"Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community." Andrew Carnegie

Monday, August 08, 2005

Dan Marino

Click here to read about the Philanthropy of football Hall of Fame inductee Dan Marino.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Prosper Us

"God prospers me not to raise my standard of living but, to raise my standard of giving."
Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle

Friday, August 05, 2005

Hail, Sons & Daughters of Carnegie

There is a brand new Giving Blog in "town" and it is called Hail, Sons & Daughters of Carnegie. It is a largely tongue-in-cheek look at the Nonprofit world.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Play Ball

Virginia periodontist builds Little League field for disabled players.

Click here to read the rest of the story.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Latino Philanthropy

Click here to read about the growing trends in Latino Philanthropy.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

More on Niger

In response to our July 31, 2005 post on the Starving in Niger Doris wrote this:

The UK has started a major public fundraising campaign today - which is pretty late considering it has been in the news for a couple of weeks. Better than never. I checked out the US Red Cross website and was hard pressed to find an appeal for Niger similar to that of the UK. I don't understand that.

One Life to Live

"I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good things I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer it or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." William Penn

Monday, August 01, 2005

Solution for Homelessness

Austin Texas Philanthropy writer Andrea Ball asks the question "what is your solution for homelessness?"