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The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

Shared via Kindle. Description: An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to …

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>As Nigeria’s battles on to become a polio-free country, Bill and Melinda Gates have taken an extraordinary step to give Africa’s largest economy a helping hand through their foundation.<p>The foundation will pay off a $76 million loan taken from Japan to aid the fight …

Philanthropy

Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to help send 1,000 Dreamers to college

With his newly minted title as the world’s richest person, Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos announced on Friday that he is donating a piece of his $108 billion fortune to fund 1,000 college scholarships for “Dreamers.”<p>TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship program for Dreamers, said Bezos donated …

Jeff Bezos

Komen Central Florida to close, cancels February race

Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s affiliate in metro Orlando is closing its doors, and canceling a February race to raise funds.<p>Komen Central Florida, …

Orlando

Bills fans flooding Andy Dalton's foundation with donations

Giddy Buffalo fans are making a surge in donations to Andy Dalton’s foundation, their way of thanking the Bengals quarterback for his role in the Bills’ long-awaited playoff appearance.<p>Dalton’s foundation reported Tuesday it has received more than $100,000 in donations since the Bengals beat the …

Andy Dalton

Take it from Gregg Popovich: If you’re ‘rich as hell,’ give to charity

Gregg Popovich is just as outspoken about charity as he is about political and social issues.<p>The San Antonio Spurs coach, who has supported the San Antonio Food Bank, Shoes That Fit (a group that delivered shoes to more than 200 students at an elementary school) and the Innocence Project, offered …

Gregg Popovich

Veterans Charity Raises Millions to Help Those Who’ve Served. But Telemarketers Are Pocketing Most of It.

The warning was prophetic.<p>Maurice Levite sat in a modest office in Falls Church, Virginia, about a decade ago, and cautioned his longtime friend, Brian Arthur Hampton, against continuing to use telemarketers to fund his small veterans charity.<p>With the help of his fundraisers-for-hire, Hampton had …

The shockingly simple, surprisingly cost-effective way to end homelessness

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>It’s early December, 10:30 in the morning, and Rene Zepeda is driving a Volunteers …

Man covers $10,000 worth of layaway gifts at Toys 'R’ Us

Talk about a Secret Santa.<p>On Nov. 25, a man known as Charlie K. walked into a Toys “R” Us in Cherry Hill, N.J., with the intention of purchasing gifts for his young son, CBS Philly reported.<p>What separated Charlie’s trip from hundreds of other Black Friday shopping sprees, however, was his …

Student 'owes' $200,000 to St. Jude after fundraising tweet goes viral

A student at Washington State University who felt charitable last week posted on Twitter that she planned to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.<p>It seemed simple enough: She told followers she would give 25 cents for everyone who favorited her tweet and 50 cents for every retweet.<p>But …

Thrilled to announce that over 10,000 people have now joined The Spring to help bring clean water to people in need every single month! https://t.co/q7qDwDfuCh

Philanthropy Comes of Age Report | Joanna Walker | Charities Aid Foundation

'Here, We Are United': A Puerto Rico Church Offers Comfort After Hurricane Maria

Every Sunday since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, Ada Reyes and her four children have walked half an hour to church. Down a winding road, dodging fallen trees and debris, they walk past concrete houses still bearing flood marks, and finally cross the Vivi — a small river in Utuado, a …

Puerto Rico

USC fundraising executive leaves post amid sexual harassment investigation

A USC administrator responsible for raising hundreds of millions of dollars for the university has left his post in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed female colleagues, the latest blow to a campus already dealing with the arrest of an assistant basketball coach and the departures of …

Learn the Differences Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts

When it comes to understanding trusts, knowing the difference between revocable and irrevocable trusts is crucial. If you ask for a revocable trust …

Retirement

Red Cross Under Fire Again—This Time for Texas Response

Share34<p>Share29<p>Tweet35<p>Email<p>Shares 98<p>Photo By: Lance Cpl. Niles Lee<p>October 8, 2017; Victoria Advocate<p>Reports from the front lines of the Hurricane …

See you at #ccCEOSummit, Ben Jacobs, CEO & Co-Founder @WhistleLabs. TY for connecting people & their pets! #Stakeholders https://t.co/ShhYce3wGj

The best charities to donate to for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria — the third-strongest hurricane to ever hit the United States — has devastated Puerto Rico.<p>The storm made landfall last week, cutting communications, flooding neighborhoods, demolishing homes, and wiping out crop fields. At its peak, Maria was a Category 4 storm with 155-mph winds, …

The 100 Largest U.S. Charities List

The 100

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey<p>Charities Providing Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey<p>Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday evening, August 25th, as the …

Warren Buffett, The $59 Billion Philanthropist

Shared via Kindle. Description: Forbes discovered Warren Buffett in 1969 when he was just making his mark as a shrewd financier who consistently beat …

Unaccountable Nonprofits? This Study Finds against the Myth

Share25<p>Share38<p>Tweet75<p>Email<p>Shares 138<p>“Cockatoo Island – Sydney” by Chris Marchant<p>August 24, 2017; Phys.org<p>In the category of research that doesn’t …

Nonprofits

Aligning organizational technology with mission

Aligning your tech with your mission (graphic)

Yesterday I wrote about aligning your organization's tech with your mission and values. This has to do with making sure that your organizational …

Digital Literacy

The ethical argument against philanthropy

Exceptionally wealthy people aren’t a likeable demographic, but they have an easy way to boost personal appeal: Become an exceptionally wealthy philanthropist. When the rich use their money to support a good cause, we’re compelled to compliment their generosity and praise their selfless work.<p>This …

Wealth

Warren Buffett just gave $3.2 billion to charity

Warren Buffett has parted ways with another chunk of his massive fortune.<p>The Oracle of Omaha gave away $3.17 billion in shares of his holding company,Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA),on Monday, according to a company statement. Buffett has donated billions to charity every year for more than a decade.<p>Per …

Wealth

Detroit-based Spend-down Foundation Is Having Trouble Spending Down

Share10<p>Share17<p>Tweet1<p>Email<p>Shares 28<p>Credit: Kim Love, lovelihood.com<p>June 19, 2017; Detroit News<p>When <i>NPQ</i> reported on a new startup foundation on a course …

Ethical Considerations at the Zoo: The Pangolin Dilemma

Share112<p>Share6<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Shares 118<p>“Scaly anteater” by David Brossard<p>June 19, 2017; The Morning Call<p>The Pittsburgh Zoo has a rare wildlife treasure, …

U of Louisville Audit Bright Spot a Mirage

Share3<p>Share1<p>Tweet1<p>Email<p>Shares 5<p>“University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky” by Ken Lund<p>June 20, 2017; Courier-Journal (Louisville)<p>A scandal …