Givers get strategic

 Wealthy people are getting more advice from hired professionals and less from peers and not-for-profit personnel when
decisions about charitable giving, a new study shows.

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Self-made wealthy among most generous

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University found in a recent study of more than 4,840 charitable gifts worth $1 million
or more that self-made wealthy people gave the most —
often to nonprofits that rarely receive such large gifts.

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Despite recession, small businesses support charity

In the Indianapolis area, small-business owners told IBJ that they give in whatever
way they can, and would like to continue as long as their finances allow. But a Chronicle
of Philanthropy
survey indicates that giving is already on the decline.

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