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~November 2014~

LOWER CLASS GIVES MORE THAN THE RICH

The news is in.  Lower and middle class people give a greater share of their income than the richest.  IRS data was used by the Chronicle of Philanthropy to examine  how charitable giving has changed from 2008.

645 is the total population of the zip code 96015.  These folks gave $436,000 to charity in one year.  It was the highest zip code in contributions in the US.  $675 per person.

Utah is first in charitable contributions by state. Mississippi is second and Alabama is third.

Want more details.  Visit the New York Times report. http://tinyurl.com/mrcohz2


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TOOL TO CALCULATE THE SOCIAL VALUE OF YOUR PROGRAMS

picture of surveyThe Social Impact Calculator is the brain child of the Low Impact Investment Fund.  It is an effort to measure the impact of the projects  .  It is an online tool to measure the social impact of building low-cost housing, childcare centers, and health clinics in poor neighborhoods.

Long term studies are expensive, so the calculator uses the work of a Nobel laureate, James Heckman.  The calculator puts a dollar value on its work. Visit the Calculator


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CONTROVERSIAL ADVOCATE PLANS 3 DAY MARCH TO RAISE $1 MILLION

Dan Pallota, a former charity event organizer, is organizing a June march in New England to raise $1 million for first year funds for the Charity Defense Fund.  Pallota founded the Charity Defense Fund to counter negative media stories, run ads promoting the nonprofit field, and act as a legal defense fund. 

Some nonprofit leaders are supporting Pallota’s effort, while others suggest there are other more pressing needs.  One of those is the level of government funding cuts. 


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ONLINE COLLEGE CLASSES FOR VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATORS

Portland State University

College of Urban and Public Affairs

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Public Administration

Earn a Professional Development Certificate

Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Program (VELP)

Online Classes Winter 2015

  • Recruiting Volunteers
  • Leadership and Management in Volunteer Programs

January 5, 2015

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