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Showing posts from June 20, 2010

How headliners, bloggers covered philanthropy this week

Beware of becoming a 'Rolling Stone' in social media

Blogger explains: "Punching at Your Own Weight in Social Media"

This is a great post from Daniel Ben-Horin, CEO of TechSoup Global, now available at Tactical Philanthropy |

According to DBH: "Social media is about choosing whether or not to operate in a different way in the world, a way of looking at innovation, collaboration and communication that can’t be left at the office overnight. That doesn’t mean that if you tweet at work, you have to keep tweeting compulsively at home! But either you are truly excited by the possibilities and embrace them, or you are rolling a stone uphill." clipped from People of a certain age, and/or a certain techno-anxiety level feel a lot of pressure to ‘operationalize’ social media in the nonprofit and philanthropic worlds. Nothing much good comes of this, and one of the worst things that can occur is a kind of passive-resistance, or not so passive. People block what t…

Who said America no longer excels? Bill Gates, Warren Buffett have followers in China

China Real Time Report is a vital resource for an expanding global community trying to keep up with a country changing minute by minute. The site offers quick insight and sharp analysis from the wide network of Dow Jones reporters across Greater China, including Dow Jones Newswires’ specialists and The Wall Street Journal’s award-winning team. It also draws on the insights of commentators close to the hot topic of the day in law, policy, economics and culture. Its editors can be reached at clipped from When Bill Gates and Warren Buffett recently called for all billionaires to give away half of their wealth, Wang Zhenyao thought China should have a similar formula. We need a Bill Gates and a Warren Buffet in China, Wang says. Wang, the head of China’s first philanthropic research institute, is calling on all Chinese billionaires to donate a million yuan a year to charity. Wang says multimillionaires should give a hundred thousand yuan annual…

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clipped from The rise in Capital Gains Tax announced in the emergency Budget could have a positive impact on philanthropy if wealthy individuals seek to avoid paying the higher rate by gifting more assets to charities.

Neil Simpson, commercial partner at accountancy firm haysmacintyre, told Civil Society that the rise in CGT for higher-rate taxpayers from…

LA society & charities looking to welcome new player Oprah

Oprah is quietly cutting ties to her old
series and is obsessed with her
network launch.

With less than six months to go before her cable network launches, Oprah is rapidly cutting ties to the afternoon talk show that we have known for 25 years. At the same time, she is preparing for a new life as the head on what will instantly be a major new TV channel -- OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network -- including moving full-time from Chicago to Los Angeles. ||  @STORY