Fundraising at Canadian schools creates disparities…

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Fundraising at Canadian schools creates disparities

Schools in Ontario generated over $500 million over the past academic year through fundraising, fees, corporate donations and other charges, a parent group says, but because the level of fundraising from school to school ranged from nothing to $200,000, a system of “have” and “have-not” schools could result, The Globe and Mail reported Aug. 31 (see school fundraising story).

Advice on setting up corporate volunteering programs

How to begin an employee volunteering program at a company is the focus of a column Aug. 28 in The New York Times (see corporate volunteering story).

India banks offering philanthropic services

With the number of high-net-worth individuals in India growing over 50 percent in 2009, banks are creating philanthropy advisory services to meet those individuals growing demand for advice on how, where and how much to ‘give-back’ to social causes and the underprivileged, The Financial Express reported Aug. 29 (see philanthropic services story).

Wealthy in India keep their charity a mystery

While business icons in India in the past have changed society’s philanthropic behavior, encouraging their fellow citizens to give more, the question of what the wealthiest Indians are giving now still remains a mystery, The Economic Times reported Aug. 29 (see India philanthropy story).

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