| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a new report released this morning by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Representatives of more than 200 charitable organizations plan to go door to door Wednesday on Capitol Hill to convince members of Congress that it would be a mistake to eliminate or reduce tax deductions for charitable donations.
“The Congress is...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Chong Guk "C.G." Kum is president and chief executive of Hanmi Financial Corp., the oldest bank based in L.A.'s Koreatown. Nearly 10% of Hanmi's loans were delinquent in 2010. But the bank has cut that to 1%, raised capital and in June it hired...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:43 PM
HMK Insurance in Bethlehem — the region's largest locally owned and independent agency — has striven to maintain a familial corporate culture even as it has gotten bigger.
Founded in 1914, HMK (Hampson, Mowrer, Kreitz) offers business and...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Community members and education advocates filled Bethany Community Church on Saturday morning for the Laurel-based nonprofit Side by Side's fifth annual fundraiser breakfast and silent auction.
Side by Side, launched in 2009 by former Laurel Leader...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations.
When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:14 AM
In a Peanuts comic, Snoopy wrote to the Internal Revenue Service requesting his subscription be canceled and his name be removed from the mailing list.
Since that's not an option, let's look at ways to get your federal income taxes done for free ahead...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique.
Her blond hair is...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:39 PM
On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin.
The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Carol Robinson had just put the necklaces on display when two customers walked in.
Their friend — the mother of a bride-to-be who'd been jilted a day before she was to walk down the altar — needed a pick-me-up.
Drawn to the words...