Giving in the Recent News

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Charitable Deduction Under Scrutiny (Chronicle of Philanthropy). Even though Republicans and the President have reached a tentative plan to extend the tax cuts implemented by President Bush, the charitable gift deduction remains under fire.

How to Donate Like a Pro (Wall Street Journal). Tips to think about as you do your year-end giving.

Unraveling the Mystery of Why We Give, or Don’t (USA Today). An interesting look at the way our brains react to generosity.

Year-End Financial Housekeeping (Wall Street Journal). Not about giving directly, but considering these tips may give you additional opportunity to give.

Last Minute Tax Checklist (Wall Street Journal). Like the above, a quick list of things you’ll want to do before December 31. (This article was written before today’s announcement that current tax rates may be locked in for 2011.)

70th Birthday Party Yields $7.7-Million for Good Causes (Chronicle of Philanthropy). A Christian giver with great way to celebrate his and his wife’s lives.

New CEO of The National Christian Foundation (Chronicle of Philanthropy). Our national affiliate announces the additional of a new team member, Bill Williams as CEO.

Holiday Giving Expected to Total $48 Billion (Philanthropy Journal). What the nonprofit world is expecting this Christmas.

Watchdog Groups Upset As Christian Billionaire Gives Anonymously (Chronicle of Philanthropy). Highlights a new and alarming trend of groups opposing anonymous and religious giving from private foundations.

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