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More Children are Budding Philanthropists

by Luke Landes

I’ve had charity on my mind lately, and it seems to be affecting what I write about. During my normal reading, I came across a Washington Post article about what is apparently an increase in philanthropy among teenagers and younger children. Young children and teenagers across the nation are getting involved in philanthropy more than […]

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2007 Charitable Donations

by Sasha

There’s been some discussion on this site recently regarding disclosure of charitable donations. I can understand why some might wish to keep this information private but I’m not at all shy about telling you which organizations I choose to support. This year, I made donations to the following charities: * Oceana – The largest international […]

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Small-Time Philanthropy: The Charitable Gift Fund

by Luke Landes

Last week, I mentioned I met my goal for charitable giving for 2007. The modest goal, which I set for myself at the end of last year, was to provide $1,000 in support of an organization meaningful to me. This year, I decided to separate myself further from the organization I normally support, which also […]

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Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: 3 Ways to Incorporate Charitable Giving

by Sasha

‘Tis the season to think about charitable giving, and there are some wonderful opportunities to do this while giving to your friends and loved ones. Whether it’s one of your favorite causes or one which aligns with the interests of the recipient, there are three simple ways to make a doubly-impactful gift this holiday season. […]

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3 Things You Need to Know Before Giving to Charity

by Luke Landes

This is a guest post from Steve, who writes about finance and life at Brip Blap. As the holiday season approaches, calls for donating to charity begin to multiply. Americans donate over $240 billion per year to various charities, and that’s simply in terms of money; the contributions in goods and services add even more […]

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Update: Financial Literacy Challenge Gaining Momentum

by Luke Landes

Thank you to everyone who has chosen to support the Financial Literacy Challenge at DonorsChoose. Since my first post on Monday about raising funds for teachers who intend to bring money management and entrepreneurship lessons to the classroom, several projects have been completely funded by bloggers and readers. Our challenge has climbed to fifth […]

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by Luke Landes

HC at One Big Mortarboard has organized a campaign to raise a total of $1,500 out of about $1,900 remaining to fully cover four projects focusing on bringing money management skills to the schools. Teachers have personally submitted these projects to DonorsChoose to find funding. One project, in which elementary school students will be provided […]

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Time Running Out for My 2007 Charity Goals

by Luke Landes

When I laid out my goals for 2007 at the end of last year, I set my sights on donating $1,000 to charity — $2,000 as a stretch goal — in addition to my normal volunteering efforts. Neither of these two options are going as well as I expected. I decided to sever ties with […]

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Bill Gates is Out! (How You Can Start a Foundation)

by Luke Landes

Microsoft announced today that Bill Gates will be leaving the company in July 2008 to concentrate on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which currently has $29.1 billion in assets. Have you ever considered starting your own foundation? According to the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, if you meet the following qualification, starting a foundation […]

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