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Why we can all be philanthropists

Jan 1, 2010
It's the season for giving. But given this economy, you might think that only those with big bucks can do philanthropy. Commentator Matthew Bishop urges us to think again.
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A new twist on holiday bonuses, parties

Dec 18, 2009
The economy is changing the way businesses and employees celebrate the holiday season. Adrienne Hill reports people are thinking creatively as they scale back.
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The new face of homelessness

Dec 17, 2009
A lot of people have suffered reversals of fortune this year -- some have lost jobs and homes. Kai Ryssdal visits the Union Station Homeless Services center to see how people are coping.
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Financial issues cut into Red Cross

Dec 14, 2009
The American Red Cross is struggling with an overall drop in donations, and it also faces extra financial challenges. John Dimsdale reports.
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How to be smart about philanthropy

Dec 11, 2009
Whether you have millions or just a few dollars, how do you know which causes to support? Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon, co-authors of "The Art of Giving," talk with Tess Vigeland about how to make every charitable dollar count.
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Charity time replacing the office party

Dec 10, 2009
With unemployment high and budgets low, employers are grappling with the idea of ditching their annual holiday party. And some offices are using the time as an opportunity to let employees donate efforts to charity. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Asking for charity for the first time

Dec 3, 2009
Sherman Wilburn of Minneapolis has often given his time and money to others in need. Now he finds himself asking for help. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about the difficult times facing him and his family.
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Beware of charities' 'donor illusion'

Dec 3, 2009
Donors to charities get satisfaction from thinking their money is going to a particular person or project with which they then have a special relationship. But those relationships sometimes aren't so special. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Going to school on Afghans' problems

Dec 2, 2009
Decades of violent conflict in Afghanistan have left much of the country homeless, hungry and jobless. Greg Mortenson is trying to address those problems by building schools there. He joins Kai Ryssdal to talk about his efforts.
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A new measure of success for charities

Dec 2, 2009
The overhead ratio is commonly used when deciding whether or not to donate to a particular charity. But judging activity versus administrative costs may not be the best way to determine a group's effectiveness. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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