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Friday, August 15, 2008

Charity News Roundup

In case you missed it, here are some of the charity headlines making news this week:
  • American nonprofit groups have raised more than $110 million for victims of the natural disasters that hit Myanmar and China in May.
  • A nonprofit legal organization and watchdog group announced a plan aimed at restoring confidence in Muslim charities and protecting them from unfair government scrutiny.
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced $17.6 million in emergency relief grants to help those affected by the global food crisis.
  • Following the trend set by four-year colleges, Bay Area community colleges have gotten into the philanthropy game.
  • As more Seattle residents struggle with high food and fuel prices, the organizations that are their safety net are beginning to falter.
  • The NFL is asking Congress for an exception to the requirement of publicly disclosing the names and salaries of employees at NFL headquarters who make more than $150,000 a year. Interestingly, the NFL headquarters in New York has nonprofit status which under the tax code requires the disclosure of "key employees."

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