Monday, December 30, 2013
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
The store is operated by the Church of Bible Understanding, and the owners tell customers that part of the proceeds go to pay for an orphanage the group runs in Haiti. But an AP investigation found that conditions at the orphanage run by the group are so poor that the Haitian government has said it should close.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Businesses and ordinary citizens have given more than $400 million to Sandy-related charities since the storm and money is still coming in. But many of the charities have spent less than half of what they've collected so far.
Friday, December 21, 2012
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
For-profit telemarketers are the real winners when people donate money to charities over the phone, according to the New York Attorney General's annual report on fundraising published Friday.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Charities will soon be allowed to post bail for the poor and indigent. A new law recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo allows charities to be authorized and regulated by the Department of Financial Services, the same state agency that oversees bail bondsman.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Raymund Flandez, staff reporter for the the Chronicle of Philanthropy, gives an update on year-end giving and explains the trend of cause marketing, a practice in which non-profit charities cooperate with for-profit businesses.
Are you planning on shopping for charity--or are you organizing a shop-for-a-cause event? Tell us what, where, when...
Monday, September 13, 2010
Ambassador Nancy Goodman Brinker discusses how her sister, Suzy’s death from breast cancer in 1977 inspired her to change the way the world talked about and treated breast cancer. She founded the organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure, one of the most influential health charities, and tells the story of creating it in Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer.
Monday, July 19, 2010
JP Morgan Chase and American Express are turning to users of social media to decide how to make their charitable gifts. The New York Times' Kate Taylor reports that's causing consternation and competition in the world of nonprofits.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
A BBC Investigation has uncovered evidence that criminal gangs have been cashing in on the Haiti earthquake by asking people to donate to bogus charities. The charity asks for donations to pay for relief supplies using untraceable bank transfers.
Friday, January 22, 2010
In just over a week Americans have given more than $305 million to help Haitians recover from the recent earthquake in Port-au-Prince. The numbers are being tracked by the independent charity watchdog Charity Navigator.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
It’s Thursday, that’s our day to talk technology here on The Takeaway. And it’s also December 31st, the last day of the year to give to a charity if you want to deduct your donation from your taxes. This is a big week for charities who rely on online giving. Last year at this time, donors made nearly five times as many contributions compared to an average week, and their gifts were nearly 60% larger than usual.
Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, says this is crucial time for many charities, but only the most savvy at utilizing the power of a great website and social networking tools will reap most of the benefits today. Deyan Vitanov, CEO of the philanthropy navigator site Philanthropedia.org says that's exactly why he helped found their website, so people who want to give have many choices online.
Below, a list of sites Stacy Palmer recommends if you want to give to a charity online before the year ends.
- Charity Navigator • http://www.charitynavigator.org/
- Philanthropedia • http://www.myphilanthropedia.org/
- The Better Business Bureau • http://www.bbb.org/us/Find-Business-Reviews
- Guide Star • http://www2.guidestar.org/
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy • http://philanthropy.com/