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Philanthropy Matters: Current Edition

October 2010


Philanthropy Matters

October 2010

What you'll find inside:
 - How to make a pledge
 - How to make informed decisions on the 2010 Elections
 - Why it is still important to give in the final days of the year
 - Information on our For Good Awards

Go to our online edition here to learn more.

Philanthropy Matters : August 2010

August 2010


Philanthropy Matters

August 2010

Good News and Bad News
Charitable giving drops for second consecutive year
Donations to charities that provide food, shelter and international aid went up

The recent release of Giving USA, an annual report on philanthropy that has been published since 1956, confirmed what the nonprofit sector has known for the past 18 months. Charitable giving is down 3.6% from 2008.

As Americans continue to struggle with recession fallout, charitable giving is among the first things to be cut from household budgets. Notably, religious organizations, which receive more than a third of all charitable dollars, saw its first drop since 1969. The arts, education and humanities also saw record declines.

Volunteering in America
More Americans volunteer during hard economic times.

Creative Approach Gives Youth Needed Help

Leadership Institute Launches

Nancy Bryant and Jerry Taylor are Proud of Challenge

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