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HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Washington, D.C. – The FBI today reminds Internet users who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to those requests. Past tragedies … Continue reading

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REMEMBER THE BIG PREDICTED TRANSFER OF WEALTH?

Apparently it is still coming. Following is a link to an interview Paul G. Schervish, PhD, and John J. Havens of the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College, published in Investments & Wealth Monitor. Read More

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ADRIAN ELLIS ON THE RECESSION AND US MUSEUMS

“That was then; this is now.” A blunt expression often used in negotiations when one party wants to make clear to the other that previously reasonable expectations are unlikely to be met because of some adverse and unalterable change in … Continue reading

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VIRAL FUNDRAISING SAVES A THEATER

The day after Christmas, Loretta Greco went into her office at the Magic Theater here, sat down at the computer and started e-mailing everyone she knew, asking them to e-mail everyone they knew. Her plea was simple: Unless the Magic, … Continue reading

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Paypal Survey Indicates Individual Giving May Increase

“Despite a tough economic environment, the holiday season is still a time for giving back. According to PayPal’s 2008 Holiday Survey conducted by Ipsos, nearly three quarters (73 percent) of online shoppers intend to give to charity this season, compared … Continue reading

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Worldvision Poll Shows Holiday Generosity May Increse

“The weakening U.S. economy will force many U.S. adults to cut back on holiday gift spending this year but will also make some more likely to give a “charitable gift” as a present this holiday season, according to a World … Continue reading

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AMERICANS ARE CHARITABLE. THE NEXT CONGRESS SHOULD OFFER MORE CHOICES

“With so much talk about the need for an economic stimulus package, now is the time for government to lift restrictions to increased contributions by individuals and foundations. The Council on Foundations estimates that philanthropy has lost an estimated $200 … Continue reading

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HERE'S ANOTHER IDEA

With ticket prices reaching from $175 to $220, patrons Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman purchased $500,000 worth of tickets to the Metropolitan Opera’s production of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic and allowed the Met to sell them for $30 each to … Continue reading

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