Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Society Private hospital receives A318m charity tax break
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The Long March for Education, an unprecedented charity walkathon to raise funds for China's school dropouts, launched a campaign looking for more support and participation from local companies and individuals.

The march, which will start on October 15, is aimed at raising at least 20 million Hong Kong dollars (US$2.56 million) to build or rebuild 101 Hope schools to provide education to poor students in rural areas. "The Association of Fundraisers %28AFS%29 hopes to sell 15%2C000 plush bears on the %22Paws For A Cause%22 project to raise a quarter of a million for the charities supported by the President%27s Challenge.%0D%0A%0D%0AThere are numerous projects to raise funds for the less fortunate in Singapore but a group to support fund raisers is a first here."

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Rachel Ehrenfeld on the 9%2F11 Commission Report and Terrorist Financing on National Review Online: "The 911 Commission says thatin Saudi Arabia charitable giving...until recently was subject to very limited oversight."
VPP High-Engagement Philanthropy A Bridge to a More Effective Social Sector
Philanthropy or politics%2C the outspoken Teresa Kerry stays involved
CNW Telbec: "Canada%27s Annual Donor Directory better than ever "
ic Wales - Charity%27s funds cut over religious links
SAS No. 99: "Statement on Auditing Standards No. 99%2C Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit Summary %0D%0AThe following is an overview of the organization and content of SAS No. 99%3A "
Accounting Today: "The storms caused by the ongoing accounting scandals have left a wide path of damage in their wakes.%0D%0A%0D%0AOne of the largest casualties has been the accounting profession%92s reputation %97 traditionally our largest asset. If you want to get us where it hurts%2C our reputation is a good place to start. Our national and professional organization%2C the American Institute of CPAs%2C knew it had a monumental problem that needed to be fixed. The unfavorable alternative would most likely be a %93quick fix%94 of the problem by those who do not really understand our industry.%0D%0A%0D%0AThe Sarbanes-Oxley Act that was passed by Congress would merely be the camel%92s nose pushing its way under the tent. More legislation would certainly follow as each new scandal %28Enron%2C WorldCom%2C Parmalat %97 take your pick%29 unfolds. We could hear the war drums banging out a steady beat. The auditing industry critics claimed that the accounting profession lost track of its charter %97 ascertaining that financial statements are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles."

Monday, August 16, 2004

When Search Engines Become Answer Engines (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Chicago Tribune | Did Declaration Foundation cross the line with Keyes links?
InformationWeek > Employee Volunteerism > Volunteerism Pays Off > August 16, 2004
KCCatalyst omits salaries from tax filing - 2004-08-16 - The Business Journal of Kansas City
Nonprofits leery about measure on insurance - 2004-08-16 - San Francisco Business Times
Opinion - Post-Tribune (Northwest Indiana)Quality of Giving study a key for region growth
Estate tax not dying - 2004-08-16 - Sacramento Business Journal
Girl Scouts try new fund-raising recipes - 2004-08-16 - New Mexico Business Weekly
Daily Review Online - More Local News: "But donations from youths are so rare that the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has given its award honoring young philanthropists only six times in the past 10 years, said O'Rourke, who belongs to the association.
Each year the award has been given, it has gone to a group of young people -- never an individual. "
Following a good example - 2004-08-16 - The Business Journal (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The Herald-Mail ONLINE
Today, we seem to be fighting an unhealthy apathy about local charitable giving. Perhaps the "me" generation attitudes of the baby boomers and the Gen Xers are to blame.

Guv's Community Service Plan For College Kids Is Misguided
Post-Crescent - Charity golf outing tops $500,000 for first time
Will tomorrow's wealthy give back?
Nonprofits Scramble To Meet Terror Rules (
West Palm to study fees for nonprofits
Groups think twice before taking checksThe rule requires the more than 10,000 nonprofit organizations that participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal government's annual charity drive, to certify that they do not knowingly employ people whose names appear on three terrorist watch lists put out by the government.
Falwell is 'dubious' about tax laws
The Chronicle, 8/19/2004: Federal Campaign Flap