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The everyday philanthropist: realizing the impact of modest donations

The everyday donor is emerging as philanthropy’s newest hero, according to an article recently published in The New York Times. Although attention toward smaller-size donations is often overshadowed by the coverage of million dollar gifts coming from the world’s wealthiest … Continue reading

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Charities loosening strings on arts grants to nonprofits

Foundations such as the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation have loosened the strings on some grants to arts organizations to help them weather a severe downturn in fundraising and income from ticket sales and the like, … Continue reading

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Nonprofits urged to spend more on advertising

A recent post on the Free the Nonprofits blog argues for the need of nonprofits to spend more of their budgets on advertising. According to the post, nonprofits are not surprisingly being squashed by big-spending, for-profit businesses with huge budgets … Continue reading

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Leona Helmsley’s foundation to support more than dogs

The trustees for the foundation of Leona Helmsley, who died in 2007 and famously bequeathed the majority of her $5.2 billion in a trust for charities that support dogs (and $12 million in trust for her own dog, an amount … Continue reading

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Newly poor swell lines at food banks nationwide

Demand at food banks across the country increased by 30 percent in 2008 from the previous year, according to a survey by Feeding America, which distributes more than two billion pounds of food every year. A New York Times article … Continue reading

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