(Wall Street Journal) New York City’s own Mayor Bloomberg gave the second highest amount of money to charities in 2010.  Mr. Bloomberg focused his  $279.2 million in donations on arts, human services, and public affairs.

(The Chronicle of Philanthropy)  Charity effectiveness is a definite problem in the nonprofit community.  Many people have good intentions, but bringing about that positive change takes creativity and careful effort.  Hildy Gottlieb, host of Making Change via the Chronicle of Philanthropy, speaks to Rich Harwood, President of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, about meeting charitable missions.  The interview is available online in audio format.