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US giving

New Annual Report Shows Trends for Charitable Giving in America

Despite the uncertain economy, Americans continue to be generous to charities. Donations rose to $298.42 billion in 2011, the highest since the Great Recession, although giving has not yet reached pre-recession levels.

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UK Charity Suspends Work With Fundraising Agency After Undercover Reporters Were Misled About How Donations Were Spent

The housing charity Shelter has suspended its use of the fundraising agency Tag Campaigns after one of its fundraisers was reportedly found breaking charity law and regulations.

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India philanthropy

Growing Number of Non-Resident Indians are Giving Back to Their Native Villages

Even as Punjab awaits multi-dollar investments in new industries from its cash-rich NRIs settled across the globe, a few baby steps of philanthropy by the members of the Punjabidiaspora are ushering in a new hope of altruism.

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Avon Cosmetics Company Leads Charge on Criminalising Domestic Violence in Hungary

Hungarian politicians are drafting the country’s first law criminalising domestic violence, a move that received support from an
unlikely source: a cosmetics company.

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EU Court Throws Out NGO Funding Case Brought by Israel-Based Group

- EU court throws out NGO funding case brought by Israel-based group Article posted on JTA By Marcy Oster 24 December 2012 JERUSALEM (JTA) – The European Court of Justice threw out a lawsuit filed nearly three years ago against the …

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