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Old 09-28-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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According to Charity Navigator,

Highest Rated

Pittsburgh
Houston
Dallas
San Francisco
Kansas City

Lowest Rated

Baltimore
Detroit
Indianapolis
Milwaukee
Nashville

To access the complete study visit: www.charitynavigator.org/metro
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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According to Charity Navigator,

Highest Rated
Houston
Thank God for Wives of old business men.

The Art scene in Houston is great simply because these old women donate so much.

Most of our Opera and Play Houses were built completely from donations.
Jones Hall was paid for by the wife of Jessie Jones to the tune of 7.4M 55 years ago

For the Wortham Center, the Worthams donated 20M, the Cullens gave 7M and the Browns gave 6M.

And the list goes on and on. Most of the paintings in the museums were donated from private collections.


I am sure it is the same for many other cities in the US.
We gotta say a big thank you to old ladies spending their husband's money
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has a wonderful philanthropic history. Andrew Carnegie established his first charitable organization here and many of the past industrial tycoons followed his model and set up trusts for the city and surrounding areas. Pittsburgh also benefits from many of the corporate headquarters that are here.
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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Fascinating. I have Charity Navigator bookmarked, but I hadn't checked it for awhile.

Interestingly Detroit is actually tops in their "total revenue" subsection. However they're second from the bottom in "Fundraising Efficiency" and tops in "Total Expenses." Cleveland did well in efficiency and revenue, but seems to have difficulties with expenses
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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Pittsburgh has a wonderful philanthropic history. Andrew Carnegie established his first charitable organization here and many of the past industrial tycoons followed his model and set up trusts for the city and surrounding areas. Pittsburgh also benefits from many of the corporate headquarters that are here.
Could also be used for advocating for just how friendly Pittsburgh is....
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Nashville is a shocker. That's supposed to be one of those down-home cities where folks with the proper values take care of each other.

Another myth busted.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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Nashville is a shocker. That's supposed to be one of those down-home cities where folks with the proper values take care of each other.

Another myth busted.
A couple of points:

1. The OP reversed the rankings on the bottom. Nashville wasn't last, it was 26 out of 30. The previous year, it was 15th.

2. Nashville is the 38th largest MSA in the country, but in the top 30 for charities, which is why it was included in the study.

3. Most importantly, this study is not a measure of how much city residents give, it is a measure of how the charities operate: CEO salaries, fundraising costs, etc.

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national study to determine and analyze any statistical differences that may exist in the financial practices of charities
According to the study, Nashville has some of the wealthiest charities in the country, but they need to improve their efficiency:

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Nashville’s largest nonprofits are among the wealthiest in the nation
Nashville nonprofits get low marks for efficiency - Nashville Business Journal

Finally, anyone who doubts Nashvillians willingness to help their neighbor needs to read some coverage of how we responded to the flood. Anderson Cooper was blown away when he came here:

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"It's an incredible place," Cooper said earlier in the night on CNN in previewing his show. "I've never seen so many volunteers so quickly after a disaster, descending and helping out neighbors -- thousands of members of church groups and individuals who just come out. You see people in front of homes and you say, 'Is this your home?' They're like, 'No, I'm just here, I just came down here to help.' It's an incredible sight to see. It's a real testament to the spirit and strength of Nashville."

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