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Haiti Slams Charity Run by Olde Good Things Antique Chain

Monday, December 30, 2013

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.

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New Jersey News

Sandy Charities Track Record a Mixed Bag

Friday, March 15, 2013

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The tracking of charities is spotty and there's no way to know exactly how much has been donated. But at least half of the donations surveyed has yet to reach storm victims.

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WNYC News

Money Slow to Flow from Sandy Charities

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.

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WNYC News

NY AG Takes on For-Profit Telemarketers

Friday, December 21, 2012

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.

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WNYC News

Non-Profits Worry about Charity Fatigue

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

With so many calls for donations this year because of the election and Sandy, many nonprofit organizations are concerned that a giving hangover will affect donations this holiday season.

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WNYC News

Schneiderman Tells Nonprofits to Reveal Storm Aid

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent letters to 72 nonprofits asking them to disclose their fundraising and relief efforts for Superstorm Sandy victims.

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WNYC News

Charities to Play Bail Bondsman Role

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shop for Charity

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...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Fight Against Breast Cancer

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.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Is Democracy Good for Charities in the Age of Facebook?

Monday, July 19, 2010

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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.

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The Takeaway

E-mail Scams Exploit Haiti Earthquake Generosity

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. 

 

 

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The Takeaway

Donations to Haiti May Break Charity Records

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

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The Takeaway

Tech: Online Giving on the Year's Last Tax Day

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.

 

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