October 21, 2013 |
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a report released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy comes despite a sharp rise in giving by wealthy Americans who have more than doubled the number of gifts of $1 million or more this year, the Chronicle said. But middle-class Americans and those with fewer assets are holding back out of unease about the economy, including the chilling effect of political gridlock in Washington.
November 3, 2012 |
As the devastation wrought by super storm Sandy becomes increasingly evident, one of the greatest of human impulses is certain to kick in: generosity. Over the next few weeks, we are likely to see a frenzy of clothing drives and canned food drives. Pet supplies, dry goods and books will be donated and dispatched to the affected areas. For many good-hearted people, participating in this kind of giving feels more concrete and satisfying than simply writing a check. But, as we've learned from studying Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, the Japanese tsunami and numerous other disasters, unsolicited donations are seldom useful and often burdensome.
November 7, 1999
We have been giving faithfully to about five charities a year. We are on a fixed income, so we have to limit our contributions. However, in the last three years, perhaps longer, requests for donations have dramatically increased to the point where we may stop giving donations. We decided to save all requests for donations. At the end of October there were 57 separate and distinct organizations requesting donations. In this 10-month period, one organization requested donations 18 times, another 12 times, another 11 times and so on. Most of the requests send address labels and we have enough labels to last for years.
August 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Nine years ago, then-Vermont Gov. Howard Dean broke new ground when his campaign used the Internet to help raise what were then record sums for his insurgent White House bid. Now President Obama's campaign - whose digital strategist hails from Dean's Internet operation - is pouncing on another technological tool, announcing that it would be the first presidential campaign in history to accept donations via text message....
October 21, 2013 |
Thirteen arts and cultural institutions have made the most recent top 400 list of American charities, ranked by the donations they took in. They include one Southern California organization, the San Diego Zoo, which raised $57.65 million to rank 363rd. Also in the Top 400 list compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy were the Smithsonian Institution and five other museums, four performing arts organizations, one hybrid (the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, whose tenants include the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony and the Alliance Theatre)
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October 18, 2013 |
UC Santa Cruz has raised $150 million in donations over the last four years and will seek another $150 million to support students, research and campus facilities, officials announced Friday. In all, the $300-million target was unveiled and celebrated at a campus luncheon Friday attended by UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal and new UC system President Janet Napolitano. “You have a great chancellor, a great faculty, great research facilities and a great student body.