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Tithing can be a good investment

Dec 21, 2007
What goes around might come around, but can karma apply to our finances? Cash Peters explores the mystical implications and cold, hard reality of tithing after deciding to give away 10 percent of his income.
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It's a fact: Charity pays dividends

Dec 14, 2007
It may be counterintuitive that the mere act of giving money away will make your bank balance grow. But Syracuse University economist Arthur Brooks says that's exactly what happens. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
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Succession a challenge for foundations

Dec 14, 2007
Over the past couple of decades more wealthy American families have set up charitable foundations. And for many of them succession is proving to be a sticky issue. Alex Schmidt reports.
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Giving goes online, too

Dec 13, 2007
Nonprofits are using online auctions and social networks to increase giving. And they're learning that sometimes you have to give a little to get a lot more. Janet Babin reports.
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Charitable tax credits promote giving

Dec 13, 2007
Commentator Hunter Lewis says there's more the United States can do to make giving more affordable. All that's needed is a little change to the tax code.
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Investing with a mission

Dec 12, 2007
Some people in the field of grant giving now believe charities can improve their social returns by becoming investors, not just donors. It's an idea called mission investing. Mark Kramer, founder of FSG Consulting, explains it to Kai Ryssdal.
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For-profit lessons for nonprofit giving

Dec 12, 2007
Foundations control about $550 billion worth of charitable assets in the United States. In the next installment of our philanthropy series, we look at how many foundations have taken a page from the for-profit handbook. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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'Embedded giving' good for the taking

Dec 11, 2007
Charities are making it easier than ever to give by dropping a dollar at the check-out stand or including a donation in a product's purchase price. Philanthropy consultant Lucy Bernholz tells Kai Ryssdal about the concept called embedded giving.
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A penny donated is one not missed

Dec 11, 2007
A small group of banks will be giving customers the option to charge an extra penny on their credit card to donate to United Way of America. Jeremy Hobson reports why pennies could amount to more than nickels.
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Heavy price to pay for a mushroom

Nov 30, 2007
Italy's tartufo mushrooms, also known as white truffles, are a precious and highly sought-after food. And the biggest one found in 50 years could net around $200,000 at an auction. Megan Williams has more.
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