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Three links for the day

January 26, 2009

The Slate 60 came out today – the 60 biggest American charitable gifts of 2008.  The article notes, “Education, health care, the arts, and eponymous giving—gifts that get the donors a building or school named after them—are usually big priorities among the donors we track but never more so than this year…  [T]here is less philanthropic innovation on the 2008 list than in years past.”

This video conversation between Nick Kristof and Bill Gates contains some wise advice for aspiring philanthropists who have “tens, hundreds, or even thousands” to give away.

And, this Times article discusses an upturn in volunteering during a down economy – how it can help the nonprofits AND the volunteers…

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