Jay’s Top Tweets on Philanthropy and Fundraising: 1/16 – 1/22/2010

  1. “Making the most of your disaster donations” by Laura Freschi of @aidwatch http://ow.ly/Z0J0 Best advice on this subject I’ve seen!
  2. Generation X has highest rate of volunteering, Greatest Generation lowest rate according to @AARP surveyhttp://ow.ly/Ygch
  3. US arts struggle w/ greater competition for audiences and charity dollars according to Americans for the Artshttp://ow.ly/Z1Cv
  4. Florida State U. president Eric J. Barron to receive $100K bonus for each $100M raised in $1B campaign: http://ow.ly/Zn7I
  5. @DonorPerfect launches new UK website http://ow.ly/ZjULVia @dmacs
  6. How Are You Donating To Haiti Aid Groups? Take the@CharityNav survey: http://ow.ly/YATY
  7. Twitter growth slows: Has it “jumped the shark” or are users becoming more engaged/discerning? http://ow.ly/Yjxu Via@DigitalDonor
  8. Women’s wealth is rising. What is your NPO doing to focus on women as THE key future constituency for fundraising?http://ow.ly/Yel5
  9. “Top 25 Major Gifts to Higher Education in 2009” – a new list from @Major_gifts http://ow.ly/YdSy
  10. @kenberger on Fox regarding donations for #Haiti:http://ow.ly/YG4H Nice interview but what’s with all the anti-government rhetoric?

News on Haiti relief efforts continued to dominate news coverage and social media chatter on philanthropy and fundraising last week.  Nevertheless, there were many other significant items of interest as well.  Following are some of the most important “tweets” in our field over the same time frame, organized by category:

Individual Giving

  • Violet L. Patton gives $13.3M to @ohiou to establish a community arts education center http://ow.ly/Zp1t
  • Harold Hamm of Continental Resources gives $1.8M to support expansion of North Dakota’s Heritage Centerhttp://ow.ly/Z2l8
  • George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio Donate $1 Million to Haiti Relief: http://ow.ly/Zpdj
  • Poker star Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin gives $200K to alma mater U of Wisconsin-Whitewater for athletic field lightshttp://ow.ly/Z22P

Foundation Giving

Corporate Philanthropy


  • European Union pledges $500M in aid to #Haiti, individual European countries commit $100 million morehttp://ow.ly/Y1oW
  • Carlos Slim Helu pledges $65M to genomic research on cancer, type 2 diabetes, and kidney disease http://ow.ly/Zol9
  • Germany pulls together to donate to #Haiti, members of the German national football team give €150,000 http://ow.ly/Z1Sa
  • Jeremy Hunt promises “a U.S.-style culture of philanthropy” if the Tories come to power http://ow.ly/Zose
  • @adrianbeney to UK fundraisers: “Stop dissing new ways of giving big gifts” http://ow.ly/ZoWu
  • RT @Yuki_Inoue Japan Fundraising Association conference on 2/6 – 2/7. Over 30 speakers, http://ow.ly/Yipn
  • “Using Real Time Social Media in the Third Sector: Charities & Not-for-Profit” on 2/4 in London http://ow.ly/YYPw(@Media140)

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