House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner hopes to avoid the fiscal cliff by closing loopholes and deductions. President Obama suggested that only by completely eliminating charitable tax deductions could the Republicans increase revenues sufficiently without also increasing taxes on the wealthy as he would like to do.
A national campaign to brand the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as an annual day of giving is a product of the digital age, steeped in social media, with its own Twitter hashtag: #GivingTuesday.
The Compassion Games – a volunteer effort to put the Golden Rule on everyone's agenda – is playing out this week in Seattle; and this mom found a perfect example of compassion right at her front door: A Norfolk Va. sheriff's officer standing guard over three squirrel pups fallen from their nest.
More than 2,500 individuals have donated to help victims and their families in the aftermath of a shooting spree in a Colorado theater. At GivingFirst.org donors can choose from a list of 10 organizations to contribute to.
Female-headed households are more likely to give to charity than male-headed households, and women are creating their own styles of giving.
A four-part series in the Seattle Times charges Amazon with aggressive business practices and a lack of philanthropy.