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Best way to spread Haiti relief funds

Feb 8, 2010
More than $640 million has been raised for Haiti so far, and the biggest agencies have gotten the most of it. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Stacey Palmer talks with Kai Ryssdal about some ways money might be distributed more widely.
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Study: 1 in 8 Americans use food banks

Feb 2, 2010
A new study by Feeding America says 37 million people receive emergency food assistance from soup kitchens each year. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Charity, Food

Devising aid programs on their laptops

Jan 18, 2010
For most people, giving money is the only way to help the people of Haiti. But some tech-savvy folks have found another way to give. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Charity, Internet

Nations join in flow of aid to Haiti

Jan 18, 2010
More than 30 countries now have rescue operations underway in Haiti. And today, the European Union pledged $600 million in aid. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Charity, Washington

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.
Posted In: Charity, Science

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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