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"University of Pennsylvania's Center for High Impact Philanthropy continues their series of excellent posts... They're setting the bar for the way university philanthropy programs can inform the public."- Sean Stannard-Stockton, Tactical Philanthropy

Recent News Highlights

How to Get the Most Bang for Your Charitable Giving Buck

"If you want to make a big impact, it’s not about the money you give. It’s about how well you give that money." See Money Magazine's profile of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

Charities Kick Off Holiday Season With Giving Tuesday

"I think any campaign that is a celebration of giving and generosity overall is a great thing for philanthropy." Listen to our founding executive director Kat Rosqueta on NPR's Morning Edition.

Tips for giving beyond Giving Tuesday

The Center's Kat Rosqueta joined Ken Berger, head of Charity Navigator; Clam Lorenz, general manager for social innovation at PayPal; Chris Carnal, who head of fundraising at Fidelity Charitable; and personal finance expert Jean Chatzky for a Twitter chat on Giving Tuesday moderated by Thomson Reuters. To follow the entire conversation, check out the #ReutersCharity hashtag on Twitter.

Read more at Reuters Money.

Give the Best Gift on Giving Tuesday

Following the buying frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday offers an important opportunity to complement our own holiday shopping with a day designated to helping those who may be less fortunate. USAID's Juanita Rilling discusses the impact of cash donations to nonprofits.

Read more at Huffington Post

Giving Tuesday a day to give back

"Perhaps, then, Giving Tuesday could be 'a day to thank the folks who've been supporting the nonprofits all along,' rather than a day of charitable solicitation." The Philadelphia Inquirer details the history, mission, and potential pitfalls of Giving Tuesday.

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