Giving Check-In 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

With so much money having been donated for Sandy relief and during the election cycle, many non-profits are worried that there will be a “giving hangover” this holiday season. Sol Adler, CEO of 92nd Street Y and founder of "Giving Tuesday", and Willie Rapfogel, executive director of Met Council, a social service agency, discuss how organizations are looking to raise money and the possibility of deduction reform as part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.


Sol Adler and Willie Rapfogel
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Comments [3]

Robert from NYC

Do people really give to make themselves feel good?! I feel good when I give to a charity. I don't feel anything personal about it. I give to a charity or charitable case because somebody needs help. We must help people who need help to get back on their feet or to just get on their feet and become able to help themselves. I can't even conceive of "feeling good" personally because I help someone/people in need.

Nov. 28 2012 10:44 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

Your guests are optimists. Some of us are just getting by, and while we'd like to give, we simply cannot.

Interesting that the 1% not only does not want to pay higher taxes to cover the expenses in this country, but gives fewer donations as well, or gives to places that no longer need the funds. How many buildings with your name does a university need when people who can't afford to attend often need grocery money?

Nov. 28 2012 10:42 AM
jill from manhattan

My family decided to do a charity gift exchange this year- instead of giving each other gifts, we are contributing money to the charity of the recipient's choice. I think that donating to Sandy and other causes actually got us "in the mood" to continue to be charitable.

Nov. 28 2012 10:36 AM

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