| Birmingham -- Charitable giving is at an all-time high, but donations to the nation's largest charities dropped in 2002 ... the first decrease in more than a decade, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The newspaper attributes the drop to uncertainties about the economy and increased competition for money among charities - and some observers believe increased scrutiny of charities and philanthropists themselves might also play a role. WBHM's Tanya Ott reports.
| Birmingham Executives from non-profit organizations across the state are gathered in Birmingham today for the 2004 NonProfit Summit. "Taking Charge of the Future" -- that's the catch-phrase for this year's summit and it aptly captures the buzz in the philanthropic community -- which is anxiously awaiting a massive transfer of wealth. WBHM's Tanya Ott reports.