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    New Museum Reveals the Man Behind the Mouse

    New Museum Reveals the Man Behind the Mouse
    Walnut Creek, CA -From the moment one delves into the new Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio, it becomes apparent that this is no Mickey Mouse operation. Yes, the cartoon rodent who helped spawn a vast entertainment empire is here in all his glory. But he's just a small part of a wide-ranging, state-of-the-art presentation intended to please casual ...
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    Aid groups in China say they feel threatened by new rules on overseas donations

    Aid groups in China say they feel threatened by new rules on overseas donations
    BEIJING (AP) -- China has surprised thousands of aid groups by stepping in to regulate overseas donations for the first time, complicating efforts to get money from supporters in the United States and elsewhere. Some groups warned that losing the support could force many to shut down. China's leaders have only recently realized that outside help is needed on deep social ...
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    Arts an Easy Target for States to Slash

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Ben Ahlvers is a full-time arts education coordinator, but his passion is with the fanciful creatures, human figures and oversized hammers he fashions from clay. The nationally recognized ceramic artist was chosen to receive a fellowship from the Kansas Arts Commission to attend an artist residency in Montana. But after Kansas officials cut the commission's budget midyear ...
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    Foundation linking donors to nonprofits celebrates 31 years

    Foundation linking donors to nonprofits celebrates 31 years
    As an advocate, gatekeeper and a giver, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is celebrating its 31st year helping to connect donors and local charities. The McLean-based foundation started as a way to build philanthropy efforts in Northern Virginia, foundation President Eileen M. Ellsworth said. Since it began, it has donated millions of dollars to area charities and nonprofits. Grants from ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The U.S. Income Gap

    Though the income gap in the United States has slowly decreased over the last few decades, there still remains a significant disparity in income between genders and across races. The earnings of Black women are much closer to the US average than those of their male counterparts, and the trend is similar for those of Hispanic descent. It is also notable ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    More States Require 'Green' Cleaning Products

    More States Require 'Green' Cleaning Products
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- More states are requiring schools and government buildings to use environmentally friendly cleaning products, raising debate about their costs and benefits. After a burst of legislation last year, 10 states including Connecticut, Illinois and New York require or encourage "green" floor waxes, window cleaners and other products in schools, according to Green Seal Inc., a nonprofit that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Green Dot Charter Schools Founder Repays Group $50,866

    Green Dot Charter Schools Founder Repays Group $50,866
    LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles charter school founder has repaid his organization more than $50,000 after an internal review found that expenses he had charged were undocumented or unjustified. The Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site Tuesday that Steve Barr's repayment was disclosed in a tax return filed this year by Green Dot Public Schools. Green Dot chairman Shane Martin ...
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    Express Scripts to Spin-off Rx Outreach to Create Nonprofit Offering Prescription Medicines

    Express Scripts to Spin-off Rx Outreach to Create Nonprofit Offering Prescription Medicines
    New organization to address growing needs of low-income Americans ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts, Inc., one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, today announced it will create a new independent, nonprofit charitable organization to improve access to prescription medicines for low-income, uninsured Americans and working families. Express Scripts will donate Rx Outreach, a for-profit ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Donors save Life House: The nonprofit that serves at-risk youths

    Donors save Life House: The nonprofit that serves at-risk youths
    Dec. 2--A little more than a year since a lack of money threatened to close its doors for good, Life House now has extended hours and money in the bank. 80 percent in the past 15 months, to take it from a $30,000 deficit to financial stability, said Kim Crawford, executive director of the organization. "The community stood up in a ...
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    Heavy Rains Swamp Camps Holding Haiti's Homeless

    Heavy Rains Swamp Camps Holding Haiti's Homeless
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — One of the heaviest rainfalls since Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake swamped homeless camps Friday, sweeping screaming residents into eddies of water, overflowing latrines and panicking thousands. The overnight downpour sent water coursing down the slopes of a former golf course that now serves as a temporary home for about 45,000 people. There were no reports of deaths ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    A Common Ground: Nonprofit Creates Ties With Women in Uzbekistan

    A Common Ground: Nonprofit Creates Ties With Women in Uzbekistan
    Dec. 2--PASADENA -- Four leaders of Central Asia's nonprofit world got a taste of life at an American nonprofit Tuesday. So the job-resource center Women at Work in Pasadena was common ground for the Uzbek women -- Gulnora Yusupova, Jamila Abdullaeva, Albina Belevich and Saida Turakulova -- as they met with officials from the Pasadena nonprofit. They were in the ...
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    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar

    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Less than a penny of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Two weeks after President Obama announced an initial $100 million for Haiti earthquake relief, U.S. government spending on the disaster has nearly ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Recession may be behind rising ranks of volunteers

    Recession may be behind rising ranks of volunteers
    More Americans, especially women, are giving their time and energy to good causes, a new government report says. From September 2008 to September 2009, 63.4 million Americans, 26.8% of the population, volunteered with organizations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of the growth can be attributed to more female volunteers, says Stephanie Boraas, a BLS economist. About 1.2 million ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Philanthropy with a Business Model

    Philanthropy with a Business Model
    For social entrepreneur Pamela Hawley, the "season of giving" is about nine months too short. Hawley has been a philanthropist since she was 12, when she got her first startling look at poverty and hunger during a family trip to Mexico. Since then, she has been a volunteer around the world--from soup kitchens and crisis hotlines in the United States to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds

    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds
    The proportion of charitable organizations reporting decreased contributions rose for the second consecutive year but remained comparable to results for late 2008 and early 2009, the eighth annual nonprofit economic survey by GuideStar shows. Some 51 percent reported decreased contributions. The latest results are consistent, however, with the 52 percent of respondents who reported decreased contributions in each of two ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Volunteerism Up In 2009: 63 Million Americans Volunteered At Least Once

    Volunteerism Up In 2009: 63 Million Americans Volunteered At Least Once
    WASHINGTON — A million and a half more Americans volunteered to help with such activities as raising money, collecting food and tutoring children during the span of a year ending in September 2009, a period marked by job losses and a lousy economy. About 63.4 million people ages 16 and older volunteered at least once between September 2008 and September 2009, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    House Boosts College Aid for Students in Need

    House Boosts College Aid for Students in Need
    WASHINGTON — Riding the coattails of a historic health care vote, the House on Sunday also passed a broad reorganization of college aid that affects millions of students and moves President Barack Obama closer to winning yet another of his top domestic policies. The bill rewrites a four-decades-old student loan program, eliminating its reliance on private lenders and uses the savings ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    World Water Day 2010

    World Water Day 2010 from water.org on Vimeo. As you can see from this video (after the jump), some 21,000 women gathered today in Kolakkudipatti village, India, to commemorate World Water Day. They're celebrating improvements in sanitation that have taken place in their villages, rallying to ensure that those improvements continue, and calling attention to the importance of water, sanitation, and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Participation Problem Solver

    The Obama Administration's Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is charged with finding, amplifying, and scaling innovative solutions to social issues. The office’s five full time staff members are innovating where they can and asking others to fill in where they can’t. Not quite a year old, the office has written its job description on the fly, figuring out ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Networking at Work is Important for New Hires

    Networking at Work is Important for New Hires
    After you’ve successfully completed a job search, shouldn’t networking be the last thing on your mind? Not so, say networking experts. In fact, internal networking, right from the beginning, is key to maintaining the upward trajectory of your career. Here’s how to successfully launch your networking campaign at a new job. Why Network from the Start? “When you start in a ...
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