For the Royal Couple, Give the Gift of Giving

(MSNBC) Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding plans have been sweeping headlines for months now, with the most recent news being that gift-wise, they prefer charitable donations to china.  Among other organizations, the royal couple listed a U.S. based charity, Peace Players, as a suggested donation opportunity.

Good News for Good Will

(The Atlantic)  2010 proved a better year for charitable giving, with 43% of charities tracking more donations than in 2009, according to a survey by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative.  As we’ve blogged about before and as is obvious, 2008 was a tough year for nonprofits due to the recession.  Various charts and graphs illustrating the NRC’s data show certain outliers to the study, notably that international and religious causes saw the biggest increase in donations, and the most substantial drop in donations was to art charities.