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Private giving outpaces government aid | Philanthropy Journal

Private giving outpaces government aid | Philanthropy Journal: "Private philanthropy and remittances from the developed to the developing world in 2008 totaled nearly twice the amount of government aid, a new report says.
Private giving and remittances - money sent by immigrants in the U.S. back to their home countries -- totaled $233 billion in 2008, compared to $121 billion in government aid, says the 2010 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances published by the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C."

This is one guy who can give you confidence about the future

Personal Philanthropy (TM) is a Social Enterprise that helps individuals and organizations integrate Philanthropy into their lives and their businesses. Through our philanthropic projects, our philanthropic travel, consulting and educational programs, Personal Philanthropy provides all the tools you need to practice the joy of investing in the lives of others. || || clipped from PersonalPhilanthropy

May 17, 2010

Bob is the consummate Philanthropist. No, he's not a billionaire with his name on buildings... but he has inspired many a billionaire. Bob knows that Philanthropy literally means love (phileo) of humanity (anthropos). Bob's lifetime commitment to give opportunity has earned him, not just the respect of others, but the genuine joy that comes from service. Watch Bob's introduction here, then join us at the Personal Philanthropy Summit on June 12th. More information is available at www.personalphilanthrop…

Always remember that you are absolutely unique ... Just like everyone else

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) was a distinguished anthropologist, an intellectual and a scientist. She is the author of numerous books on primitive societies and she also wrote about many contemporary issues. Some of the areas in which she was prominent were education, ecology, the women's movement, the bomb, and student uprisings.

Margaret Mead was a woman who blended knowledge and action. Time, in fact, named her "Mother of the World" in 1969. In the political realm she served as a diplomat, without a portfolio, to many presidents in the areas of ecology and nutrition. She also had a great deal of concern about the role of science and technology in world politics. clipped from

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

— Margaret Mead

Army Officer Contributes Pay to Needy College Students

Dwight Burlingame, director of academic programs at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, says lots of Americans are quietly helping others. "The big gifts get the coverage, but we are all philanthropists," Burlingame says. Nearly all Americans contribute to their community or neighbors informally, he says. About three-quarters of Americans donate to charity each year, he says, adding that the average household donates about 2 percent of their income annually. But, he notes, the recession has forced many to cut back on their donations. And overseas disasters such as the Haitian earthquake caused many donors to redirect their donations away from domestic charities, he says.

LA Phil Conductor Brings Buzz to Local Arts Scene

Acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling conductors of our time, Gustavo Dudamel began his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009, while continuing as Music Director of the Gothenburg Symphony. Dudamel also entered his eleventh year as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. His infectious energy and exceptional artistry have made him one of the most sought-after conductors by orchestras and opera companies around the world. || || clipped from Not all the news about California deals with the negative side of life, although LA LA land has plenty of that. Hope you caught this uplifting 60 Minutes story Sunday night about a real rising luminary in the arts. Another example of how legal immigration can benefit this nation. Excerpt: Gustavo Dudamel - 60 Minutes - CBS News 60 Minutes on CBS News: Excerpt: Gustavo Dudamel - Now that he is the …

Monday deadline with tax man loons for small nonprofits

It's most likely the nonprofits aren't aware of the Monday deadline that only applies to groups that report $25,000 or less in income, excluding churches. Those organizations may not find out until Jan. 1, 2011, when they're notified they have to pay taxes on donations they thought were exempt. And it could be months before their nonprofit status is restored. Congress required the form, called a 990-N, when it amended the tax code three years ago and groups with a fiscal year ending Dec. 31 had until Monday to meet the deadline.
clipped from DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 200,000 small nonprofits across the nation are days away from losing their tax-exempt status because they haven't filed a new form with the Internal Revenue Service. Many of these groups already operate on razor-thin budgets and some worry an unexpected tax bill could force organizations to close. Thousands of nonprofits may lose tax-exempt status - Yahoo! News