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Weak Economy Boosts Volunteer Rolls in Bay Area

Weak Economy Boosts Volunteer Rolls in Bay Area

April 17, 2003

By leaving people with more time than money on their hands, the weak economy is contributing to a surge in voluntarism, but the expanded free workforce is not without its problems....

Report Finds Tax Deductions Spur Charitable Giving

Report Finds Tax Deductions Spur Charitable Giving

April 16, 2003

Although current U.S. tax law permits those who itemize their charitable contributions to take a deduction, approximately two-thirds of all taxpayers take the standard deduction and do not itemize their returns....

Court Hears Claims Against Federal 9/11 Fund

April 16, 2003

Lawyers for relatives of ten victims who worked at the bond brokerage firm of Cantor Fitzgerald argue that awards from the Fund are unfair, arbitrary, and biased....

New Privacy Rules Could Hinder Hospital Fundraising

April 15, 2003

New rules protecting patients' medical information forbid hospitals from using patient histories to conduct targeted fundraising campaigns without specific authorization from those patients....

Pew Trusts Groups Merge as Heritage Philadelphia Program

April 12, 2003

The Heritage Investment Program and the Philadelphia History Exhibitions Initiative, both funded by the Trusts, have merged to better provide funding and professional development opportunities to history organizations in the Philadelphia region....

Senate Passes New Tax Breaks for Charitable Gifts

Senate Passes New Tax Breaks for Charitable Gifts

April 10, 2003

Granting new tax incentives for donations to charities, the Senate has approved a scaled-down version of President Bush's faith-based initiative, stripping it of almost all provisions benefiting religious groups....

Fundraising Sags at United Way; Layoffs Planned

April 8, 2003

Although the United Way of America operates independently of its local affiliates, it depends on member dues calculated as a percentage of the affiliates' fundraising totals....