By Carolyn Said Updated 4:00 am PDT, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Marilyn Chan, community representative who lives in Tenderloin, attends Datathon. Marilyn Chan, community representative who lives in Tenderloin, attends Datathon. Photo: Jana Asenbrennerova / Special To The Chronicle Photo: Jana Asenbrennerova / Special To The Chronicle Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Marilyn Chan, community representative who lives in Tenderloin, attends Datathon. Marilyn Chan, community representative who lives in Tenderloin, attends Datathon. Photo: Jana Asenbrennerova / Special To The Chronicle Tech project aims to help nonprofits better serve people in need 1 / 5 Back to Gallery One listing says … [Read more...] about Tech project aims to help nonprofits better serve people in need
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When she was laid off from a job in the Bay Area and had to move out of state to care for a sick relative, a woman named Shyra struggled financially. She found a new job, but it only paid $8 an hour, and after some unexpected expenses, she was soon deep in debt. She eventually moved back to California and found a better job, but learned that her wages would be garnished to begin paying off her debt–after excessive interest rates, a staggering $50,000. Shyra, who asked to withhold her last name, later met with a lawyer to talk about declaring bankruptcy, which could cancel her debts, but learned about the paradox of the system: The process is so expensive that the people who need it most can’t afford the legal fees to file the necessary paperwork. “It didn’t make sense that [the lawyer] would charge me $4,000 when I’m struggling to even pay my bills,” she says. She thought that bankruptcy wouldn’t be an option. But she then learned about a … [Read more...] about This free software automates bankruptcy to help people clear their debts
By Matthew Kazin Published March 17, 2019 Managing Wealth and Giving FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print article BANGALORE, INDIA - JANUARY 20, 2010: Azim Premji, Wipro Chairman addressing Press conference on Wipros Q3 results at Wipro headquarters on January 20, 2010 in Bangalore India. (Photo by Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images) Azim Premji, the second-richest person in India, is donating billions to his philanthropic foundation. Continue Reading Below Premji, the chairman of Wipro, is giving 34 percent of his shares in the technology company worth about $7.5 billion to the Azim Premji Foundation. Premji, 73, is worth nearly $19 billion, making him the 52nd-richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM US POLICE EMBRACE AI, CLOUD COMPUTING TO BOOST PUBLIC SAFETY EFFORTS APPLE WATCH DETECTS IRREGULAR HEART BEAT IN LARGE US STUDY SEC CHAIR CLAYTON LOOKS TO QUELL … [Read more...] about Azim Premji donates $7.5B to charity
Charitable giving in the United States rose a lackluster 1.6 percent last year, despite a strong economy -- a sign that the 2018 tax code overhaul could be hurting donations, according to a new study. The study by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project also reported a quickening shift away from smaller and middle-class donors in favor of wealthy donors. Money coming from donations under $1,000 fell by more than 4 percent. But gifts from major donors jumped 2.6 percent. "It's definitely bad news," said Steve Taylor, vice president for public policy at United Way Worldwide.Last year's changes to the tax code meant that millions of American taxpayers no longer qualified for the charitable tax deduction. Charities warned lawmakers that losing a major driver of giving would hurt. Supporters of the change said economic growth would more than make up for the deduction's loss.A study last year by Indiana University predicted the new tax code would cause donations to fall 4.5 percent, off by … [Read more...] about Is the tax code overhaul hurting charitable donations?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | Hospitals Are Asking Their Own Patients to Donate Money Supported by ByPhil Galewitz Jan. 24, 2019 Nonprofit hospitals across the United States are seeking donations from the people who rely on them most: their patients. Many hospitals conduct nightly wealth screenings — using software that culls public data such as property records, contributions to political campaigns and other charities — to gauge which patients are most likely to be the source of large donations. Those who seem promising targets for fund-raising may receive a visit from a hospital executive in their rooms, as well as extra amenities like a bathrobe or a nicer waiting area for their families. Some hospitals train doctors and nurses to identify patients who have expressed gratitude for their care, and then put the patients … [Read more...] about Hospitals Are Asking Their Own Patients to Donate Money