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How philanthropic is 'prize philanthropy'?

Dec 9, 2010
Giving and volunteering leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling, but for companies that do the same, it may give them a whole lot of free publicity.
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Letters: What you're doing to help this season

Dec 8, 2010
We hear from listeners about their charitable giving this season.
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Bringing greater transparency to nonprofits

Dec 8, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Ned Breslin, CEO of the nonprofit Water for People, about the group's FLOW system, which measures the successes -- or failures -- of water projects around the world in real time.
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Connecting professionals with volunteer opportunities

Dec 7, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Rachael Chong, CEO of the nonprofit Catchafire, which matches professionals with charities and nonprofit organizations who can use their skills.
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Charities using more social media to raise funds

Dec 7, 2010
More and more people are using plastic, which makes it hard to donate to the Salvation Army folks with the red kettles. So the Salvation Army -- along with other nonprofits -- are using social media to collect donations.
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How social media plays into nonprofits and fundraising

Dec 7, 2010
This year, as we were putting together our annual survey on philanthropy, we noticed a running theme: How social media and technology are helping...
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What you should expect when donating

Oct 28, 2010
Haiti is back in the spotlight again because of a cholera outbreak. So what happened to the billions that were donated to the island nation? Dr. Una Osili from the Center of Philanthropy talks with Tess Vigeland about what to realistically expect from donations you make.
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Nordstrom to open concept store in New York City

Oct 28, 2010
Not many details have been released yet about the store, but the chain did say that it will give ALL the profits the store makes to charity. Marketplace's Janet Babin looks at what's in it for the chain.
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Report: Donations to big charities down

Oct 18, 2010
A report out this morning from the Chronicle of Philanthropy says philanthropists are not giving as much. In the midst of the Great Recession, donations were down last year by double-digits. Now that decline has hit the country's biggest charities. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.
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Which nation gives most foreign aid?

Oct 12, 2010
Which country provides the most development aid as a share of GDP? The United States, Germany, Norway or Sweden? The Globalist's Stephan Ricther quizzes Bill Radke.
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