January 19th, 2012

January 19: Philanthropy News

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Index: Some Nonprofits At Pre-Recession Giving Levels
The NonProfit Times
January 19, 2012

Fundraising returned to pre-recession levels through the first 11 months of 2011, with overall giving up 3.4 percent compared to 2010 and exceeding levels seen in 2007.

Philanthropy: The price of charity
Nature.com
January 19, 2012

With public funding for universities diminishing, private and philanthropic sources are increasingly being pursued to support academic research. ...

Finding philanthropy: Like it? Pay for it
Nature.com
January 19, 2012

... funding agencies are facing budget cuts, the strategy is attracting attention — as are other ways to raise philanthropic support ...

Alternative funding: Sponsor my science
Nature.com
January 19, 2012

Philanthropists will sometimes give large sums of money to support science — but ... Walker is not the only one with a determined approach to philanthropy. ...

Charities Ask Supreme Court to Uphold Health-Care Law
Chronicle of Philanthropy
January 19, 2012

A raft of health charities and patient-advocacy groups have filed briefs urging the US Supreme Court to uphold the new health-care overhaul ...

USM gets $4M gift for new nursing building
Hattiesburg American
January 19, 2012

Asbury Foundation President and CEO Bill Ray speaks about the $4 million gift the foundation made to the University of Southern Mississippi for a new School ...

Columbus Marathon renamed in deal with Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus Business First
January 19, 2012

The company's connection with Children's Hospital goes back even farther – more than 70 ... is in addition to the $50 million gift to Nationwide Children's. ...

Clash hastened Opera Boston's demise
The Boston Globe
January 19, 2012

That, along with poor ticket sales and the failure to score a $250000 grant, led to the demise of Opera Boston, only months after the Pulitzer Prize for ...

Thrivent Financial Bank Applies to Become Credit Union: Very Rare ...
The Nonprofit Quarterly
January 19, 2012

It's really rare for a stock thrift to convert to a credit union. NPQ: What you would say was the major impetus for Thrivent Financial Bank to transition ...

Billionaire philanthropist Rubenstein to give millions to help fix ...
Washington Post
January 19, 2012

David M. Rubenstein, the billionaire Bethesda philanthropist, will donate $7.5 million to help fix the shuttered, earthquake-damaged Washington Monument, ...

Upgrading Donors With Soft Asking
The NonProfit Times
January 19, 2012

With 30,000 active members at seven membership levels, it would seem natural for the National Baseball Hall of Fame (NBHF) to upgrade the membership of current donors. But according to Ken Meifert, senior director of development, “it isn’t something we’re interested in.”

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