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    Harvard University Audited as Part of IRS Probe of Nonprofits

    Harvard University Audited as Part of IRS Probe of Nonprofits
    Harvard University is one of 40 colleges that will be audited this year as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s review of the tax-exempt status of some nonprofit organizations, the school said in bond offering documents. The audit “is just now beginning,” the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based university said in documents detailing plans to sell $400 million of tax-exempt securities this week. The ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Nonprofit Sues Davidson, N.C. Estate for Payment of $5 Million Pledge

    Nonprofit Sues Davidson, N.C. Estate for Payment of $5 Million Pledge
    A nonprofit foundation to support Jewish educational programs seeks nearly $5 million from the estate of Bill Davidson, the late founder of Guardian Industries Corp. and Detroit Pistons owner, in a lawsuit at Oakland County Probate Court. New York-based Areivim Philanthropic Group Inc., founded and chaired by philanthropist and past hedge fund operator Michael Steinhardt, has filed a civil action against ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    CAPITAL CULTURE: Obama emphasizes volunteerism

    CAPITAL CULTURE: Obama emphasizes volunteerism
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A retired teacher went back to a classroom in need. A barber is giving time to a child whose first years remind him of his own. A college graduate decided to help kids learn instead of helping investors on Wall Street. When President Barack Obama called for Americans to volunteer, all three listened. Loretta Martin, 61, a retired ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Can Newspaper Muckraking Carry On in Nonprofits?

    Can Newspaper Muckraking Carry On in Nonprofits?
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nonprofit groups that specialize in investigative reporting have had some big scoops, cracking the front page of such newspapers as The Washington Post and forcing officials out of their jobs. Now the question is whether these organizations can stay afloat on donations. As financially strapped newspapers have scaled back, charitable foundations have poured tens of millions of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King

    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King
    There is probably no other American figure that epitomizes the qualities of leadership and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his life on the day set aside to honor him, let’s look back at some of the most important events in his life. From them, there are plenty of lessons ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience

    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience
    Resilience. Stick-to-itiveness. Takes a lickin’, keeps on tickin’. Just a few thoughts that stay top of mind as I ride the ups and downs of the quest for a new job. Admittedly, it takes a pretty tough coating on your ego to handle the repeated rejections. Not all rejections are an outright, “No, we are not offering you the position.” Rather, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a hell of a lot to lose. And sometimes, whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Haiti Text Donations to Red Cross Pass $5M

    Haiti Text Donations to Red Cross Pass $5M
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. cell phone users have contributed more than $5 million in $10 increments to the Red Cross for Haiti disaster relief, by far the largest outpouring of support via mobile devices in history. The response to the devastating earthquake produced the highest amount of mobile donations "that we have ever seen," said Jenifer Snyder, executive director of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Washington Government Shares Plans for School Reform

    Washington Government Shares Plans for School Reform
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire has a long list of education reforms she wants the Legislature to approve to set Washington up to compete for federal Race to the Top dollars, including a plan to put experienced teachers back on probation after several years of poor evaluations. The governor's K-12 education policy adviser, Judy Hartmann, presented her reform plan ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Michigan Receives $223.9M for Neighborhood Revitalization

    Michigan Receives $223.9M for Neighborhood Revitalization
    DETROIT (AP) -- The federal government awarded Michigan $223.9 million on Thursday to help tear down blighted buildings and revitalize neighborhoods in a dozen cities including Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the money as part of $2 billion in Recovery Act funding to states, local governments and nonprofit housing developers. Michigan's proposal ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Haitian Earthquake Relief Organizations

    Haitian Earthquake Relief Organizations
    A fatal earthquake struck the impoverished capital of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The exact number of fatalities is unknown but the State Department is estimating that at least 1.8 million people live within the area where the 7.0 Richter scale earthquake was at it's highest intensity. NonProfitPeople.com is compiling a list of relief efforts' details and links for ways to be involved ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Across US, Outpouring of Grief and Help for Haiti

    Across US, Outpouring of Grief and Help for Haiti
    MIAMI (AP) -- Hans Mardy has dialed the numbers hundreds of times, praying someone - his father, his sister, one of four brothers - will pick up the phone. He waits, passport in pocket, ready to board the next flight to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. He writes frantic text messages. "Are you alive? What happened? Give me a sign of life." No ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Thousands Feared Dead after Powerful Haiti quake

    Thousands Feared Dead after Powerful Haiti quake
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after a powerful earthquake flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods. Officials feared thousands - perhaps more than 100,000 - may have perished but there was no firm count. Death was everywhere in Port-au-Prince. Bodies of tiny children were ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    US nonprofits sue over patent to feed hungry

    US nonprofits sue over patent to feed hungry
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A pair of American nonprofits want to ramp up production in the next year of a high-protein peanut butter-like paste that could feed some of the more than 1 billion people around the world who don't have enough to eat. But Breedlove Foods Inc. and the Mama Cares Foundation believe one thing stands in their way: ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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    For the Unemployed, New Job Often Means a Pay Cut

    For the Unemployed, New Job Often Means a Pay Cut
    Unemployed for nearly a year, David Becker was relieved to land a new job in information technology last summer. The offer carried a price, though: It was a lower-rung job than the one Becker had lost. He had to uproot his family from Wisconsin to Nevada. And, like many formerly jobless people who find work these days, Becker is now paid ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    CA Court Hears Hare Krishna Donations Case

    CA Court Hears Hare Krishna Donations Case
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A decades-long dispute between Hare Krishnas and the Los Angeles International Airport over soliciting donations appears to be nearing a resolution, as the California Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether the airport is a public place. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness of California argues that the airport is much like a public park, and should ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Salvation Army Receives Forged Holiday Check

    Salvation Army Receives Forged Holiday Check
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Salvation Army thought it had received a grand gift ahead of Christmas - a $25,000 check. But the donation turned out to be an expensive hoax that may force the charity to cut back on winter assistance for the needy. Investigators said Wednesday that more than a dozen Charleston-area charities received fake checks before Christmas purporting ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Setback Becomes Springboard for Nonprofit Career

    Setback Becomes Springboard for Nonprofit Career
    On Aug. 24, 2005, Kirt Barden was a veteran corporate manager with a thriving new business. On Aug. 25, Hurricane Katrina blew it all away. Barden, 57, lost 80 percent of his personal assets in the storm, but what he gained was much greater. In the days and months that followed, Barden witnessed a great outpouring of charity and was inspired ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Texas Nonprofit Leaders Create Networking Circle

    Texas Nonprofit Leaders Create Networking Circle
    Leaders of local nonprofit organizations are putting their heads together to share ideas, seek solutions and collaborate efforts. The Nonprofit Network of the Golden Crescent, the group's new working name awaiting approval of the majority of its membership, has been meeting since early last year. The group originated in 2008 at the University of Houston-Victoria's Center for Non-Profit Leadership under the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Skill-Based Volunteerism Helps in Tight Economy

    Skill-Based Volunteerism Helps in Tight Economy
    As many in the non-profit community prepare resolutions and goals for the New Year, some are considering the challenges they will face as the corporations they depend on for financial support continue to restructure and reassess their giving. Deloitte LLC – a global firm that serves clients in a variety of areas, include accounting, assurance and advisory, risk, tax, management, financial, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3