December 21st, 2011

December 21: Philanthropy News

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It's time to write off the charitable-giving tax deduction
Los Angeles Times
December 16, 2011

Nobody can say definitively that it stimulates giving, and the drawbacks the deduction carries outweigh its purported benefit.

What's the charitable tax-deduction worth? [The Reply]
Los Angeles Times
December 20, 2011

“It's time to do away with the charitable deduction altogether,” he wrote, arguing that the tax deduction wouldn't erode philanthropy but would ...

Four Reasons Why NOT to Use Social Media . . . and Why to Use It Anyway
The Nonprofit Quarterly
December 21, 2011

In this article we explore why, why not, and how to use social media to the best advantage ... It's a fad—it's going away soon anyway. . . . When the Causes ...

Baptist Hospital receives $5M gift for wound-healing center
The Tennessean
December 21, 2011

The building will be called the Craig Center for Advanced Wound Healing in honor of CA “Neil” Craig II, an insurance executive and philanthropist who, ...

MassMutual donates $3 million to Baystate Medical Center's ...
MassLive.com
December 21, 2011

The company's gift is one of four $1 million-plus donations to the hospital's building campaign. Charles D'Amour, former chairman of the hospital's board of ...

$20 million gift largest in Adrian College history
Adrian Daily Telegram
December 21, 2011

A former Adrian College trustee has given $20 million to the college through his estate. It is the largest gift in the school's history. ...

Galleries renew £10m BP deal despite environmental protests
The Guardian
December 21, 2011

... Gallery, the Royal Opera House and Tate – have announced they are to renew sponsorship deals with BP worth £10m despite opposition from environmental ...

Helmsley Trust Names a CEO
Chronicle of Philanthropy
December 21, 2011

Mr. Ettinger joins the philanthropy after 32 years at Davis Polk & Wardwell, a global law firm. This spring, he stepped down as the firm's managing partner. ...

Nonprofits still hurting
Philanthropy Journal
December 21, 2011

The crippled economy continues to squeeze nonprofits, with smaller organizations under the greatest stress, a new report says.

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