Investigating Locks of Love, who can blame reporter for “combing through evidence,” mention of “hair-raising” amount of $6 million in donations?
“Locks of Love, a charity that makes wigs for children with alopecia and cancer, has become entangled in a dispute with a self-appointed watchdog that claims the charity is wasting millions of dollars worth of donated hair.” Sydney Lupkin, ABC.com… MORE >>
Michigan State study tracked education grants from 15 largest foundations over a decade; it’s “more complex than a good vs. bad paradigm,” says columnist.
“A major study of public education philanthropy found that education reforms have been accompanied over the last decade by a shift in financial support from private foundations.… MORE >>
It just so happens that big corporate gifts coincide with big events (and big disasters) in corporation’s hometown.
“A recent research paper shows that enormous events like the Olympics lead to a dramatic, albeit relatively short-term increase in otherwise steady charitable-giving patterns among firms that are headquartered in the event’s host city.… MORE >>
Now FL nonprofit hospitals are coming under the microscope — and community asks if they’re giving back as much as they gain in tax breaks.
“Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report.… MORE >>
Perth, Australia newspaper notes that Western Australia has lowest giving stats in nation, “even though WA is one of the richest states.”
Local philanthropists leapt to WA’s defence, saying the results were limited, because they relied only on credit card, debit card, direct debit, BPAY and Eftpos donations.… MORE >>
Blackbaud’s study of UK giving shows older generation 27% more generous than Gen X, and 38% more generous than Boomers.
“It is perhaps no surprise to learn that the ‘mature’ age group (born 1945 or earlier) in the UK donates more to charitable causes than any other.… MORE >>
If you’re a CEO of a Chicago-area nonprofit hospital, you may be making $4.6 million per year, even after your salary was halved.
As the health care landscape drastically changes the way hospitals make money and deliver care—and as calls to rein in executive pay emerge in other states—the chief executives of Chicago-area nonprofit hospitals bring home some of the largest paychecks in the nation.” — Kristen, Schorsch, Chicagobusiness.com… MORE >>
MN study: Foundation gifts to Native-American causes down over the last decade; execs say “lack of awareness” is the cause.
“Spending on Indian causes by U.S.… MORE >>
The Washington, D.C. metro area ranks second, third, and fourth among “most generous” cities, but Seattle reigns triumphant at number 1.
“When it comes to charitable giving, the Washington area may not be number one — but we are number two, and three, and four.… MORE >>
Motivated by publicity, for tax reasons, or by good intentions? ESPN’s damning report on athletes’ charities, many of which “don’t measure up.”
“An ‘Outside the Lines’ investigation of 115 charities founded by high-profile, top-earning male and female athletes has found that most of their charities don’t measure up to what charity experts would say is an efficient, effective use of money.… MORE >>