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Network for Good Charts 13% Leap in Year-End Charity Donations
Online giving in December rose nearly 13 percent compared with the same month a year earlier, according to a sample of more than 10,000 groups that use the online-donation processor Network for Good.  READ MORE

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Early Signs Point to Another Big Growth Year for Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday 2014 appears poised to repeat its sophomore year growth, when the day of philanthropy nearly doubled donations around the world.  READ MORE

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Charities Need to Highlight the Pleasure of Philanthropy, says Author
Plenty of scientific research shows people have an innate desire to help others, but charities fail to tap those impulses, say two prominent journalists in a new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.  READ MORE…

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1 of 150 Questions You’ll Ask Today
What’s that? That’s a question, which could also be called an “Ask.” During the recent Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Conference on Fundraising, Laura Fredricks said that human beings make an average of 150 asks daily — from “Should I get up now or in five minutes?,” to “Should I take the local road/train or the highway/express?”  READ MORE

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Why Fundraising is Fun
ONCE, I asked a class full of aspiring social entrepreneurs — all with business plans and ambitions to start nonprofits — how many of them were looking forward to fund-raising. Exactly zero hands went up. The consensus was that raising money might be a necessary evil, but it was a distraction from a social enterprise’s “real” work.  READ MORE

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