Charity roundup – Guiliani giving – UK charities

Here are the latest nonprofit headlines:

*Rudolph Guiliani, New York City’s former mayor, has pledged to give $100 million from the Twin Towers Fund to families of rescuers killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, The New York Times reported Feb. 27

*United Kingdom charities are asking individuals to give one percent of their annual income to charity under a government-backed plan, the Guardian Unlimited reported Feb. 27.  Americans give about 2 percent of their income to charities each year.

*The Pew Charitable Trusts gave a $6.3 million grant to the Rockefeller Institute of Government to create a roundtable to research faith-based groups. George Washington University Law School and Search for Common Ground will help with the study.

*In a survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, 60 percent of its 25,000 North American members said they raised the same amount or more in donations in 2001, compared to the previous year, despite declines in giving after Sept. 11, The Associated Press reported Feb. 27.

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