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Tag Archives: charitable giving

Barry Ritholtz: When you give, be smart

The year-end holidays are when the interests of donors and charities are most in sync. However, after several disturbing news reports, I decided it was time to revisit how to give away money. With a bit of digging and diligence, you can make your generosity more effective and efficient.

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Charitable giving increases for some sectors, not for others

Wealthy donors are lavishing money on their favored charities, including universities, hospitals and arts institutions, while giving is flat to social service and church groups more dependent on financially squeezed middle-class donors, according to the latest comprehensive report on how Americans give away their money.

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Betsy Nelson: Column ends, but let stories of giving go on (access required)

In 2001, we approached The Daily Record about increasing coverage of the nonprofit sector. Eleven years and 260 columns later, I find myself writing the final column. My tenure as the president of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG) comes to an end, and with it, the completion of my telling the great stories of philanthropy and stories about the role nonprofit organizations play in our community and our world. On Monday, I enthusiastically welcomed Celeste Amato to ABAG as its new president.

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