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4 Charitable Giving Tips From Warren Buffett

4 Charitable Giving Tips From Warren Buffett | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Want to learn the right way to give to charity? Legendary investor Warren Buffett taught a free online course—so we listened in.
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Calif. Nonprofits Say Dark-Money Disclosure Bill Goes Too Far - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Calif. Nonprofits Say Dark-Money Disclosure Bill Goes Too Far - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
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We Need More Philanthropists Who Listen

We Need More Philanthropists Who Listen | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The most important part of Peter Buffett’s op-ed from July was that it pointed out the complicity of many wealthy donors in the problems they’re spending money to solve.
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New Generation of Philanthropists Aims for Social Change

New Generation of Philanthropists Aims for Social Change | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
An Interview with Alison Goldberg
Within the next 50 years, an estimated $41 trillion in wealth will be transferred from one generation to the next.
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A Dream Foreclosed: Wall Street Buyback at Firesale Prices

A Dream Foreclosed:  Wall Street Buyback at Firesale Prices | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it

August 6, 2013 Democracy Now

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As President Obama heads to Phoenix today to tout the "housing recovery," journalist Laura Gottesdiener examines the devastating legacy of the foreclosure crisis and how much of the so-called recovery is a result of large private equity firms buying up hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes. More than 10 million people across the country have been evicted from their homes in the last six years. Her new book, "A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home," focuses on four families who have pushed back against foreclosures. "The banks exploited a larger historical trajectory of discrimination in lending and in housing that has existed since the beginning of this country. The banks intentionally went into communities that had been redlined, which meant that the Federal Housing Administration had made it a policy to not lend and not to guarantee any loans in minority neighborhoods all throughout most of the 20th century that didn’t supposedly end until well into the 1960s," Gottesdiener says. "And they exploited that historical reality and pushed the worst of the worst loans in these communities that everyone knew were unpayable debts — that Wall Street knew." ... http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/6/a_dream_foreclosed_as_obama_touts

 

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***** IMPOVERISHED CITY OF RICHMOND CALIFORNIA THREATENS TO USE EMINENT DOMAIN TO STOP ONGOING ILLEGAL BANK FORECLOSURES http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/6/california_city_threatens_to_use_eminent

 

 

 

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Leaning into Discomfort: Social Sector Leadership in the 21st Century

Leaning into Discomfort: Social Sector Leadership in the 21st Century | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Real leadership often means “leaning into discomfort.” In this article three leaders weigh in on the risks and the courage that it takes to “walk the talk.”
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Poverty Is No Longer a Priority for Today’s Nonprofits

Poverty Is No Longer a Priority for Today’s Nonprofits | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
A sign of the lack of concern came as few charities and foundations did anything to oppose the House's aboltion of food stamps.
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Pablo Eisenberg is still a gadfly in the foundation world. 

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Responding to Peter Buffett: What Philanthropy Experts Say

Responding to Peter Buffett: What Philanthropy Experts Say | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
An attack from the son of Warren Buffett prompts some to say he lacks undertanding of economic and poverty, while other say he is blaming donors for problems caused by others.
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The Economic Value of Foundations and How to Approach the Question

The Economic Value of Foundations and How to Approach the Question | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Last month, NPQ’s Rick Cohen was invited to participate in a panel on measuring the impact of foundation grantmaking, a program co-sponsored by the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Philanthropic Collaborative.
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Report Urges College Endowments to Invest Close to Home - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Report Urges College Endowments to Invest Close to Home - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
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With $400 billion in collective endowment assets, colleges could transform communities with some proportion dedicated to investing in people and places.

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Seneca Falls 165 Years Later, Women’s Rights, and the Quality of an Idea | Harpy's Review | Big Think

Seneca Falls 165 Years Later, Women’s Rights, and the Quality of an Idea | Harpy's Review | Big Think | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
This week in 1848, 68 women and 32 men signed a Declaration of Rights and Sentiments for women’s equality. This document, and the convention at Seneca Falls, New York, out of which it took form, inaugurated the modern women’s rights movement.
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A timely reminder how far women have come ...and not so far, too. Will 2013 be the year going backwards becomes THE credible and political alternatve to gender equity?     

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Why Rural Philanthropy Must Mean More than Money

Why Rural Philanthropy Must Mean More than Money | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Through skillful combination of the five forms of capital—social, reputational, moral, intellectual and financial—place-based, rural foundations have the unique potential to anchor long-term change.
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Great piece that puts in one place what experience has taught us about rural philanthropy. There's value in this for any community that is trying to change the conversation. 

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The Threat of Gated Communities

The Threat of Gated Communities | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The neighborhood where Trayvon Martin died is the kind of place where people choose to live when they want to be safe – from crime, from outsiders, from economic uncertainty. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way.
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Are we locking people out of our communities or locking ourelves in. Etiher way, we lose par of what it means to be a community. 

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GIVING

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Opinion and Commentary from the Charitable Sector
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Back in the Day...and What of it? Making things better the second time around.

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Affordable housing « Philanthropy North Carolina

Posts about Affordable housing written by toddcohen49
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Philanthropic colleagues collaborate to address affodable housing issues

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GIVING

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Opinion and Commentary from the Charitable Sector
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The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County makes the case the arts are good for business and the economy.  

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The New Philanthropists: More Sophisticated, More Demanding -- and Younger - Knowledge@Wharton

The New Philanthropists: More Sophisticated, More Demanding -- and Younger - Knowledge@Wharton | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The New Philanthropists: More Sophisticated, More Demanding -- and Younger by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.
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Expert Advice on International Giving: Start Here

Expert Advice on International Giving: Start Here | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
By Rachel Humphrey, TCC Group In her previous posts, Rachel made the case for small-staff philanthropy’s niche in international giving, and she shared ingredients for success: building equitable re...
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Philanthropic Planning Focuses on the Donor, Not the Agency

Philanthropic Planning Focuses on the Donor, Not the Agency | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The North Carolina Planned Giving Council will host author and leader, Robert Wahlers, on Thursday, August 15, 2013. In preparation for this event, Patton McDowell and Associates spoke with Robert ...
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501(c)4 vs 501(c)3 vs 527

Almost no one can confidently explain, let alone define, the specifics of the 501(c)4 designation.
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So can you explain the difference?

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GIVING

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Opinion and Commentary on the Charitable Sector
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Recent symposium sponsored by the Arrthur R. Marshall Foundaion, the League of Women Voters, and Oxbridge Academy on sea leve rise gives a preview of how big a game changer it will be for Florida. Sea level rise reshuffles all the sustainability cards.   

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N.Y. Hospital to Close After Spending Endowment Gift - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

N.Y. Hospital to Close After Spending Endowment Gift - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
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Should give donors great pause. Endowments are not permanent even when they are forever.

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PhilanTopic: Emmett and Trayvon: How Racial Prejudice Has Changed in the Last 60 Years

On August 28, 1963, America witnessed what was arguably the greatest demonstration for racial justice in the history of America. Half a century after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the looming question of racial equality in America...
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A thoughtful eleven part series supported by the Kellogg Foundation i timely and an important reflecion on racial prejudice.

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PHILANTHROPY 2173

PHILANTHROPY 2173 | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
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Nonprofit tax exemption a a charitable status is about to change says Lucy Bernholz. 

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Board Games

Board Games | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
If you been a board member of a charity, you know you have to earn and wear a coat of many colors to account for all the roles expected of you as a board member. This may not be clear from the start....
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Is your board providing leadership that fits the times? 

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