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Why do we have a charitable tax deduction, anyway?

Dec 10, 2012
The history of the tax deduction for charitable giving and why charities are worried it could change.
Posted In: Taxes, fiscal cliff, charitable deduction, philanthropy

A Thanksgiving recipe for more giving from tech startups

Nov 22, 2012
Marketplace tech looks at the digital form of something called “sock puppeting,” and how one Silicon Valley success story thinks start ups should be more involved in philanthropy.
Posted In: philanthropy, sock puppet, lobbying

A $200 million gift and a medical school

Nov 15, 2012
Mt. Sinai Medical School in New York renames itself after business magnate/corporate raider Carl Icahn after his $200 million donation.
Posted In: Carl Icahn, philanthropy

Bloomberg moves to extend reach with super PAC

Oct 18, 2012
The New York mayor's new super PAC isn't the first time he's tried to change things nationally and around the world.
Posted In: Mike Bloomberg, philanthropy, smoking, money and power, New York, super PACs, super PAC

Melinda Gates on providing contraception for women worldwide

Jul 10, 2012
The philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation discusses why her latest effort is to provide contraceptive options for women around the globe.
Posted In: Melinda Gates, bill gates, Gates Foundation, contraceptive, women, philanthropy

Tablets for good, on the cheap

Jan 9, 2012
From laptops to tablets
Posted In: tablets, philanthropy

Magnifying Your Money

Dec 23, 2011
Micro grants turn a tiny amount of donated money into something big. Commentator Jennifer 8 Lee describe how it works.
Posted In: philanthropy, Charitable giving

Nonprofits using deals websites to find new donors

Dec 23, 2011
Nonprofits need money, deals websites e-mail people who want to spend money -- it's a natural combination.
Posted In: philanthropy, donations, nonprofits

More private money entering public schools

Dec 20, 2011
Taxpayers spend about $600 billion a year on K through 12 education. Philanthropists only spend around four billion. But they get a lot for their money.
Posted In: philanthropy, Education, public school, charter, reform

Billionaires go back to school

Dec 8, 2011
Philanthropists are funneling big money into public education. Are they too powerful?
Posted In: philanthropy, Education, public school, charter, reform

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