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Daily News Round-up: Post-Election Giving Buoys Pittsburgh Foundation

After seeing fundraising slacken through most of 2016, the community fund took in twice as much in the last two months of the year as in the previous November and December, with most contributions going into donor-advised funds, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburgh Foundation CEO Maxwell King said donors were "hesitating and holding off" before the vote amid concerns about tax policy and the markets' direction.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Delmont Library receives grant for butterfly garden

The Delmot Library has received a $2,500 grant for an outdoor butterfly garden from the Michael J. and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Fund of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, which has provided gardening grants for eight libraries throughout the county.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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How Far Does the Post-election Nonprofit Giving Surge Extend?

The Pittsburgh Foundation tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review it was worried about 2016 fundraising totals, which were significantly below those of the previous year. But that changed after the presidential election, when “charitable contributions came pouring in…so fast that the foundation took in donations at almost double the pace it did in the last month of 2015.”

The Nonprofit Quarterly

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Human service needs in the balance

Thanks to some enterprise reporting by the Tribune-Review, Westmoreland County residents learned the result of some number crunching by the county commissioners on this year's budget. There was a nasty surprise: a range of essential human services also were crunched in the process. (Op-Ed by Phil Koch, executive director of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.)