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September 24, 2010

News Briefing: Bill Clinton Secures Record Philanthropic Pledges

  • Michelle Obama urges international development organizations to engage military veterans, telling her audience at the Clinton Global Initiative that veterans' skills are "woefully underutilized."  [Associated Press]

  • Bill Clinton secures a record 291 pledges worth more than $6 billion to tackle global woes at his philanthropic summit.  [Reuters]

  • eBay hosts a charity auction called TwitChange, through which people can bid to have celebrities follow them, retweet their posts, or tweet their username on Twitter for three months.  [New York Daily News]

  • David Rubenstein gives $10 million to the Kennedy Center.  [Baltimore Sun]

August 30, 2010

News Briefing: March of Dimes Evolution in Online Fundraising

December 14, 2009

News Briefing: Site Diverts Shopping Money to Charities

  • BRAC USA launches a Web site that lets people donate to charity the money they would have spent on a present.  [New York Times]
  • A year after Madoff's scheme collapsed, investigators are still struggling to measure the full scope and impact of the fraud.  [Associated Press]
  • A decrease in funds forces cultural institutions to scramble.  [New York Times]

October 26, 2009

News Briefing: Billionaire Aids Charity That Aided Him

  • Sergey Brin, the billionaire co-founder of Google, gives $1 million to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.  [New York Times]
  • Paul and Diane Manning donate $5 million to fund diabetes research at the University of Virginia Health System.  [Washington Post]
  • The President of the Baltimore City Council calls for an audit of the city's involvement with the Balitmore City Foundation.  [Baltimore Sun]
  • Donors give to their favorite charities at rates similar to their grants before the recession.  [Associated Press]
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