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Out of the Ashes of the Coal Economy, a Bright Future?

Out of the Ashes of the Coal Economy, a Bright Future? | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The last couple of years have brought substantial new economic challenges to Appalachian Kentucky. Already saddled with being one of the poorest regions in the country, mountain communities are being hit hard by steep layoffs in the coal industry.
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Building permanent endowment for distressed communities...this is a compelling a case as you are likely to find. 

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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
When you tell people you live in paradise, they do not expect hunger and homelessness to be part of the picture; and, the truth be told, neither do we. Much time and money has gone into creating the...
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 The FIU’s Metropolitan Center just published a policy paper and report, “House Hunters South Florida: Where Will Our Workers Live?" Every employer and elected official in the county should have it on their “must read” list.  

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The State of U.S. Philanthropy: New Giving USA Foundation Report - The Minute

The numbers for U.S. philanthropy in 2013 have been added up in the just released, annual Giving USA Foundation report. In 2013, Americans gave three hundred thirty-five billion dollars to...
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PHILANTHROPY 2173: What are nonprofits for?

PHILANTHROPY 2173: What are nonprofits for? | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
What are nonprofits for? http://t.co/RicAr7Sgyj (from PHILANTHROPY 2173 )
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Two tech titans. Two very different views of philanthropy ...

Two tech titans. Two very different views of philanthropy ... | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
But Gates now finds himself at the intersection of the business world and philanthropy. He helps run one of the world's largest private foundations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and he's taken a lead role in ...
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Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy - Huffington Post

Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy - Huffington Post | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy Huffington Post I share a summary of her remarks here in the hope that these candid observations from such a respected leader will spark some reflections among those of us still active in...
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Valerie Lies earned her wisdom with her long commitment to philanthropy's cause. Her remarks are wise counsel. 

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NEW! NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED for the 2014 African Philanthropy Award

NEW! NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED for the 2014 African Philanthropy Award | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
AGN invites the public to nominate individuals and organisations to be considered as recipients of the 2014 African Philanthropy Awards at AGN Assembly in Accra, Ghana in November 2014 (RT @SitawaWafula: NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED for the 2014 ...
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Black Gives Back:  

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On the beat: Number of blacks running philanthropies stuck at 3% - Minneapolis Star Tribune

On the beat: Number of blacks running philanthropies stuck at 3% - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
On the beat: Number of blacks running philanthropies stuck at 3%
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Such sentiments holds true in Minnesota, said Shawn Lewis, a board member of the Pan African Community Endowment, a project of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners.
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blackgivesback: Young Black Philanthropists Gather for Changing ...

blackgivesback: Young Black Philanthropists Gather for Changing ... | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Presented by Friends of Ebonie, LLC, the social impact organization dedicated to young black philanthropy, the summit hosted the only two-day intensive of its kind bringing together young black professionals between 25 - 40 ...
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Philanthropy in Brazil: An Insider's View | Philanthropy In Focus

Philanthropy in Brazil: An Insider's View | Philanthropy In Focus | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
In the latest in a series on charity and philanthropy in BRIC countries, Paula Fabiani (IDIS) reports on current trends in Brazil. "Brazil is a wonderful country. But we also need to improve the philanthropic infrastructure and ...
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Family Influence Plays Growing Role in Giving Decisions, says ...

Family Influence Plays Growing Role in Giving Decisions, says ... | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The 2014 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report profiles donor demographics and giving patterns, shares new data on the pace of grants and reports the results of a survey on the role of family in philanthropy.
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Impact Investing Hits the Big Time - Inside Philanthropy

Impact Investing Hits the Big Time - Inside Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Impact Investing Hits the Big Time Inside Philanthropy Among other things, the president has suddenly decided, after years of largely ignoring his White House Office for Social Innovation and Civic Participation, that philanthropy is his new best...
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Impact investing has been around for years but the credibility of the approach has gone mainstream in big philanthropy.

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Teacher Tom: Venture Philanthropy

Teacher Tom: Venture Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Venture Philanthropy. During the last couple weeks retail giant Walmart and the heirs to the Walmart fortune, the Walton family, have received some well-deserved bad publicity. Walmart itself, a company that turns a profit of ...
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The connection between philanthropy and Common Core:, though visible, goes far deeper than the eye beholds. 

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Opinion: Free-Market Principles Are Transforming Philanthropy - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) (blog)

Opinion: Free-Market Principles Are Transforming Philanthropy - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) (blog) | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Opinion: Free-Market Principles Are Transforming Philanthropy Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) (blog) A new crop of wealthy entrepreneurs is driving a “titanic shift” in giving by applying free-market principles to tackling global problems...
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Fixing American Arts Philanthropy: 1. Accept Fewer Applicants

Fixing American Arts Philanthropy: 1. Accept Fewer Applicants | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
RT @Arts4LA: How can foundations improve their support of the #arts? Maybe by being more selective: http://t.co/rjAmkppC1j #philanthropy
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Here's Another Billionaire Art Collector Into Arts Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy

Here's Another Billionaire Art Collector Into Arts Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Here's Another Billionaire Art Collector Into Arts Philanthropy
Inside Philanthropy
It doesn't always follow that billionaires with huge art collections are also big into arts philanthropy.
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The ROI of small business philanthropy - Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) (blog)

The ROI of small business philanthropy - Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) (blog) | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The ROI of small business philanthropy
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) (blog)
The concept of corporate philanthropy is nothing new.
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Getting Philanthropy and Local Government on the Same Page

Getting Philanthropy and Local Government on the Same Page | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
In cities across America, philanthropy, civic institutions, businesses and local government are coming together to figure out how to best leverage their resources and capacity to address important community issues like poverty, ...
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Putting substance into local partnerships requires more than lipservice.

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A Rising Tide of Philanthropy With 'The Giving Pledge' - Christian Post

A Rising Tide of Philanthropy With 'The Giving Pledge' - Christian Post | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Christian Post A Rising Tide of Philanthropy With 'The Giving Pledge' Christian Post "The Giving Pledge," made public by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett four years ago, has already attracted 127 billionaires who have pledged to give at...
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What Donors Need to Know About Appreciated Property - JD Supra (press release)

What Donors Need to Know About Appreciated Property
JD Supra (press release)
Individuals considering gifts of appreciated property to charity should be aware that not all property donations are treated equally for income tax purposes.
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Philanthropy awards in Broward County announced for Mary Riedel, others - Sun-Sentinel

Philanthropy awards in Broward County announced for Mary Riedel, others - Sun-Sentinel | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Philanthropy awards in Broward County announced for Mary Riedel, others Sun-Sentinel The Broward County chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals announced the winners Tuesday of its annual Philanthropy Day awards, including honors...
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Improbable Tales: Nonprofit Gives Back $10 Million Grant (and $10M Match)

Improbable Tales: Nonprofit Gives Back $10 Million Grant (and $10M Match) | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
When is a multimillion dollar grant not needed? When it locks you into a way of doing things that is either unsustainable or simply not ideal.
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Four Reasons Why Warren Should Stop Giving Bill His Money - Inside Philanthropy

Four Reasons Why Warren Should Stop Giving Bill His Money - Inside Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Four Reasons Why Warren Should Stop Giving Bill His Money
Inside Philanthropy
Warren Buffett piled up the world's third biggest fortune, $66 billion, by making smart bets.
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With A Boost From Bill Gates, Vietnam's Entrepreneurs Put Profits Into Philanthropy

With A Boost From Bill Gates, Vietnam's Entrepreneurs Put Profits Into Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Vietnam's first wave of entrepreneurs is now putting the profits into
philanthropy. Bill Gates is lending a hand.
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The Problem with Philanthropy - In These Times

The Problem with Philanthropy
In These Times
To understand the conflict between democracy and this kind of philanthropy, remember that private donations typically come with conditions about how the money must be allocated.
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More content on the use of private philanthropic dollars to reshape public institutions.  

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How billionaires are fixing philanthropy - Washington Post

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How billionaires are fixing philanthropy
Washington Post
This new crop of philanthropists made their millions through business sense, entrepreneurship, and capitalism. And now, they've turned those same tools to helping others.
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New venture philanthropy is on the rise. How will the trend affect the values that motivate giving?

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Charitable giving to religious groups is down even as philanthropy improves ... - The Christian Century

Charitable giving to religious groups is down even as philanthropy improves ... - The Christian Century | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Charitable giving to religious groups is down even as philanthropy improves ...
The Christian Century
WASHINGTON (RNS) Americans are slowly pulling themselves out of a charitable slump—except when it comes to religious groups.
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