Charity
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley as a Salvation Army volunteer

Communities that give

Charity | Study attempts to identify factors that make some communities more generous than others
by Rusty Leonard & Warren Cole Smith
Posted 6/14/08, 12:00 am

Birmingham and Memphis have it. Pittsburgh and San Antonio don't. Or, at least, they don't have as much.

"It" is generosity. A new study, sponsored by the Albuquerque-based Tijeras Foundation (TF), attempts to establish a benchmark for generosity and to identify factors that make some communities more generous than others-with the hope of transforming less generous communities into more generous ones.

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The tall Grass(ley)

Charity | Taking cover from a Senate investigation could mean subpoenas for ministries
by Rusty Leonard & Warren Cole Smith
Posted 5/31/08, 12:00 am

On May 2, a group of 20 conservative and Christian activists sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee expressing concern over Sen. Charles Grassley's investigation of six televangelists. The letter says Grassley ignored normal processes and targeted organizations that "share the same branch of evangelicalism and . . . promote socially conservative public policy positions."

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Young Life’s Washington family ranch in Oregon.

Big money

Charity | Giving while you're living so you're knowing where it's going
by Rusty Leonard & Warren Cole Smith
Posted 5/17/08, 12:00 am

What do Christian families with big money-$50 million, $100 million, or more-do when they want to give it away?

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