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Who gives $1 million gifts and which organizations are getting them?
From Association Trends
While the total of $1 million-plus gifts to nonprofits decreased, the size of such gifts increased to levels not seen since 2007, according to a new report published by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Created in partnership with U.K.-based Coutts bank, Million Dollar Donors Report includes frank and insightful views of $1 million-plus donors, who explain why they share a significant portion of their wealth and why they selected the nonprofits they supported.
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Government giving nonprofits angst
From The New York Times
For some nonprofits, the good times are back. Corporate profits and the stock market are up, and wealthy families have regained nearly all the income they lost during the recession. In turn, charitable giving has increased for each of the last three years, and many nonprofits have intensified fund-raising or seen huge donations roll in: a $100 million gift to the Central Park Conservancy, say, or Harvard’s new $6.5 billion capital campaign. But those are exceptions, not the rule, nonprofit experts said, and those in the field remain anxious.
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St. Louis changes approach for allocating block grants
From Nonprofit Quarterly
The distribution of CDBG money always reflects somewhat local priorities and pressures. That’s even more so lately, as some localities have found their allocations cut. But under any circumstances, changes in the distribution process can be fraught. The St. Louis City Board of Aldermen approved legislation dividing $16.7 million in federal block grants to various community nonprofits last week, in a classic demonstration of how political such funding decisions can be.
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South Florida social entrepreneurs aim to solve society's big challenges
From Bradenton Herald
The estimates are alarming: 80 percent to 90 percent of adults with autism are unemployed. And for the D'Eri family, the reality hit home — hard. Partnering with his son Thomas, who had just finished business school, entrepreneur John D'Eri cashed out of his other companies and began researching potential entrepreneurial solutions to help his son, Andrew, who is autistic. They learned that there are types of businesses where adults with autism can thrive as employees.
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3 things to consider before donating to Typhoon Haiyan relief charities
From ABC News
As the death toll is now feared to top 10,000 in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haiyan, opportunities for philanthropic giving are abundant. But there are at least three things to keep in mind before giving financially after a disaster, according to charity watchdog site Charity Navigator. A number of phony charities can pop up after natural disasters, as fraud can be directed at multiple targets: scamming victims, donors or charities themselves. The Department of Justice established The National Center for Disaster Fraud in 2005 to investigate, prosecute and deter fraud related to federal disaster relief programs following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
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University of California-Berkeley launches new institute for MBAs who want to do good
From Bloomberg Businessweek
It’s easy to gauge the growing interest in business school programs that address social and environmental issues. At University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Kristi Raube says all you have to do is look at the jump in applicants expressing a desire for more socially conscious careers, student activities, and the subjects of business case competitions. On Nov. 6, Haas launched the Institute of Business & Social Impact.
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Nonprofit CEOs with excessive pay are in the minority, national research group says
From The Plain Dealer
Top executives of mid- to large-sized charities in Midwestern states like Ohio earn far less than CEOs in some other parts of the U.S., a national research study shows. Some of the biggest paychecks went to nine chief executive officers of large charities in other regions of the country, including the South, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest. Those executives were paid more than $1 million in 2011, according to the latest study by Charity Navigator on CEO charity compensation.
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Who gives $1 million gifts and which organizations are getting them?
From Association Trends
While the total of $1 million-plus gifts to nonprofits decreased, the size of such gifts increased to levels not seen since 2007, according to a new report published by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Created in partnership with U.K.-based Coutts bank, Million Dollar Donors Report includes frank and insightful views of $1 million-plus donors.

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20 activists who are changing America
From The Huffington Post
The stories and people that will fill tomorrow's history books are being written today. It is sometimes hard to recognize history-making as it is occurring. So we need to remind ourselves that a new generation of activists, now in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, are building on the experiences of their earlier counterparts, continuing America's progressive tradition.

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The civil servant at the top
From Associations Now
The Boy Scouts of America recently announced that it had selected former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to be its next president. The basic outline of that story should have a familiar ring: A person who was once established in a powerful role in the military or government decides to shift into nonprofit leadership. There have been numerous examples of this in the past five years.

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Lack of watchdog rating a worry for small charities
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Amid the debate over what measurements Charity Navigator uses to rate nonprofit groups, some smaller charities are raising concerns not over how watchdogs make their assessments but whom they assess, according to The Seattle Times. Charity Navigator does not consider organizations with annual revenue of less than $1-million and has reviewed only about 7,000 of the country’s 1.5-million-plus registered nonprofits.
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Nonprofits tied to legislators collect cash out of public view
From Los Angeles Times
A federal allegation that California state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon tried to hide a $25,000 bribe in a charity run by his brother has shed light on the use of nonprofits by California legislators to collect cash out of public view. Some nonprofits, set up with the stated purpose of aiding a charitable or social cause, are also being used to benefit an elected official's career, public image or personal finances, say advocates for open government.
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