Monday, January 30, 2006

Giving Made Easy

The Network for Good makes giving easy. Click here to learn more.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Help reJazz New Orleans

"The hometown of many and a city loved by all, New Orleans was torn apart by Hurricane Katrina. In the wake of its devastation, everyone has wondered: Will New Orleans ever be the same? We believe it can, but not without your support."
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Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Does Your Favorite Charity Understand You?

Business Week Online answers a question that I have long wondered about. "Are charity leaders out of touch with the typical American donor's perception of the nonprofit world?" According to a new report they just might be. To read more click here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Billionaire Colleges

CNN.com reports:
"The number of North American colleges with endowments topping $1 billion has jumped to 56, a new study says, with nine schools joining the elite club in what was an average year for university investments overall."

Thanks to Philanthropy Beat for the link.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Philanthropist Lokey Sells Company

Bizjournal.com reports that philanthropist Lorry Lokey has sold Business Wire for an undisclosed amount. Lokey, who founded the company in 1961 will remain as chairman but focus his attention on his philanthropic pursuits. Lokey has given away 160 million in the past decade.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

So No Child Must Wait


So No Child Must Wait is the Blog Interplast, a California based nonprofit. "Interplast, the first international humanitarian organization to provide free reconstructive surgery in developing countries, makes a direct and profound difference in the lives of 3,000 children each year who suffer physically or emotionally from a congenital deformity or injury."

Picture uploaded from Interplast

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Do You Know a Woman of Worth

Do you know a Woman of Worth who makes a difference in her community. L'Oreal Women of Worth campaign is "a grassroots program and award that celebrates, recognizes and supports women who actively help others in their communities."

A special thanks to Do Good Have Fun for letting us know about it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Americans Keep Giving

Chalk one up for the generosity of the American People! The Washington Post reports that,"For weeks, many nonprofit organizations have been predicting that the billions of dollars that Americans poured into relief funds last year to help the victims of epic disasters -- the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Pakistan earthquake -- would result in "donor fatigue." Donors would grow weary of charitable giving after contributing to disaster-relief groups and desert their regular causes, the theory went." Thankfully for people who depend on non disaster related charities, these dire predictions of the turned out to be false. "People have heard that it's important to help the victims of the hurricane but that it's also important to help everyone else," said Anthony De Cristofaro, executive director of the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area.

To learn more click here.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Learning to Give

How do we teach children to be generous? Learning to Give is one organization that is trying answering this complex question.

Thanks to I Speak of Dreams for this link.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Philanthropy Coach

Do you need a Philanthropy Coach? A special thanks to Gift Hub for letting us know about Myphilanthropycoach.com.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Electronic Tithing

The UMC Giving Blog takes a look at electronic tithing.