Friday, June 26, 2015

Directors' gift to nation and charities, Arts & Entertainment - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Directors' gift to nation and charities, Arts & Entertainment - THE BUSINESS TIMES: "SEVEN of Singapore's best-known directors are putting their collective creative weight behind an ambitious film project.

But they will not take a single cent back even if 7 Letters - helmed by Boo Junfeng, Eric Khoo, K Rajagopal, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin, Royston Tan and Kelvin Tong - becomes a big hit."



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Workplace giving and the reward of giving back | WWF-Canada BlogWWF-Canada Blog

Workplace giving and the reward of giving back | WWF-Canada BlogWWF-Canada Blog: "On June 18, 2015, WWF-Canada’s workplace engagement program Living Planet at Work hosted a night of celebration to mark the end of a successful Spring Things fundraising campaign. David Miller, WWF-Canada’s president and CEO, spoke about how workplaces are helping WWF-Canada achieve important conservation goals, and shared some of the unexpected benefits that workplaces have experienced from giving back."



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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sharing a good fortune: 20 years of the Tindall Foundation - Business - NZ Herald News

Sharing a good fortune: 20 years of the Tindall Foundation - Business - NZ Herald News: "The couple, always interested in philanthropy, put Mrs Tindall's shares into a trust and the Tindall Foundation was born.

This year the family foundation celebrates 20 years since its first donation. Over that time it has given away $135million."



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Asia is Singapore's top destination for voluntourism: Zuji - TTG Asia - Leader in Hotel, Airlines, Tourism and Travel Trade News

Asia is Singapore's top destination for voluntourism: Zuji - TTG Asia - Leader in Hotel, Airlines, Tourism and Travel Trade News: "CHARITY starts at home for Singaporeans travellers, with more than half saying they would prefer to stay within Asia when going for volunteer trips abroad, said a survey.
 
Zuji’s Giving Back is the New Black study polled 855 Singapore-based travellers and found that 60 per cent of respondents would travel for a cause to Asia as compared to the four per cent willing to go to South America, the least popular region likely owing to its distance from home and unfamiliarity."



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Obituary: Sister Nirmala Joshi, Mother Teresa's Charity Successor - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Obituary: Sister Nirmala Joshi, Mother Teresa's Charity Successor - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Sister Nirmala Joshi, the Indian nun who followed Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity caring for country's poor, died Tuesday at the age of 81, reports The New York Times."



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

India Eyes Tighter Oversight of Nonprofits' Foreign Funding - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

India Eyes Tighter Oversight of Nonprofits' Foreign Funding - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "India Eyes Tighter Oversight of Nonprofits' Foreign Funding
India's government has proposed new measures to regulate domestic nonprofits' funding from abroad and how groups use the money, The Wall Street Journal writes."



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Monday, June 22, 2015

Rob Wilson gives charities ‘window of opportunity’ to prove self-regulation can work

Rob Wilson gives charities ‘window of opportunity’ to prove self-regulation can work: "Charities have been given a "window of opportunity" to prove that fundraising self-regulation can work, the minister for civil society Rob Wilson has said.
Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association, Wilson said he was “giving self-regulation an opportunity to demonstrate it can work effectively" but warned that "the window may not remain open for much longer"."



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Friday, June 19, 2015

JK Rowling charity scoops top prize at Charity Awards 2015 | Charity Awards 2015

JK Rowling charity scoops top prize at Charity Awards 2015 | Charity Awards 2015: "A charity set up by JK Rowling ten years ago to close children’s institutions and orphanages in developing countries and resettle their young residents with their families or foster carers, has won the Overall Award at The Charity Awards 2015."



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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Donors and Volunteers: The Heart of Philanthropy - The Globe and Mail

Donors and Volunteers: The Heart of Philanthropy - The Globe and Mail: "Canadians pride themselves on being compassionate and caring. Helping the less fortunate at home and abroad by donating to worthy causes and volunteering time to support the efforts of "



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