Periodically, I will put articles up that are in the news about giving, charity, and philanthropy.
This week's New York Times Magazine is devoted to philanthropy and charity. Check out in particular Nicholas Kristof's piece on Do-It-Yourself International Social Activism: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/magazine/24volunteerism-t.html?ref=magazine.
This piece is from early August, but since its about billionaires pledging to give half their wealth to charity and this week we are discussing potlatch and similar things, I thought it might be of interest: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128983170.
Here's an article from Monday, September 6: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/06/us/politics/06charity.html?_r=1&hp.