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Too Many Facebook Friends Bad News For Charities UK Economist Professor Claims

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UK Economist Professor Kimberley Scharf, from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, claims when people have larger online social networks they rely on other people to pass on information about opportunities to give.

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Study Reveals Australia’s Growing “Fourth Sector”

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Social entrepreneurship is one of the fasting growing sectors of the Australian economy, according to new research undertaken by Opportunity International Australia.

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New Research Shows How Philanthropy Can Help Corporate Bottom Lines

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The research, from Indiana University, concludes that ‘product philanthropy’ – the donation of business goods to charitable organisations – can actually help corporate bottom lines, reduce waste in landfills and provide relief for people in need.

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Are American Philanthropists Ignoring The Poor?

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Betsy Brill, founder and president of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. says “…we must challenge ourselves as donors to reflect on the kind of change we are truly hoping to achieve through our charitable donations”.

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Giving USA 2011 Report – key findings

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The Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, has released Giving USA 2011:
The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2010.

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