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Mobile donations make giving easier

Jan 14, 2010
Text message donations to Haiti are in the millions. Katya Andresen, chief operating officer at Network for Good, talks with Kai Ryssdal about why this type of giving is growing in popularity and how big of a role it will have in helping Haiti.
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Text donations changing face of charity

Jan 14, 2010
The viral success of text donations to the relief effort in Haiti has helped raise over $3 million so far. Sam Eaton explores why the campaign has been so successful and potential caveats to the giving strategy.
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Why we can all be philanthropists

Jan 1, 2010
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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Beware of charities' 'donor illusion'

Jan 1, 2010
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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Overwhelmed by check-out-line charity

Jan 1, 2010
It's becoming more common for grocery store shoppers to be asked to contribute to charities while they're in the check-out line. Those small contributions can add up for worthy causes, but there are hidden costs involved. Michael May reports.
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Giving a big chunk of it away

Jan 1, 2010
The Fifty Percent League is made up of people who believe it's their moral obligation to give away as much of their money as they can. Lisa Napoli looks at what inspires these folks to engage in "extreme giving."
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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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