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    Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Reflects on a Year of Philanthropy

    Mouli Cohen, Founder and Chairman of Voltage Capital, spoke today about his views on the year 2009 in philanthropy. This has been an extraordinary year for the creation of new-media organizations and web sites, the entrepreneur and philanthropist mentions to us in an interview Thursday afternoon. “A big reason is the money that foundations and wealthy individuals are investing. Thousands of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

    Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
    Hollywood's awards season is just beginning, and Kevin Bacon has already won. The 51-year-old actor, nominated for Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe awards for his starring turn in the TV movie "Taking Chance," will receive the Joel Siegel Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The award recognizes an entertainer's charitable efforts. Meryl Streep will present the honor to Bacon ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    DirectMail.com Signs Marketing Deal with Hospice

    DirectMail.com Signs Marketing Deal with Hospice
    DirectMail.com (www.DirectMail.com), a leading provider of integrated direct marketing solutions, announced today the signing of Capital Hospice, a nonprofit providing expert end-of-life care to patients and families in need in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Md. Under the terms of the 1-year contract, which includes two, 1-year renewal options, DirectMail.com will manage all aspects of the organization's $2 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Clinton Foundation Draws Eclectic Donor List

    Clinton Foundation Draws Eclectic Donor List
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton's charity drew an international roster of donors last year, ranging from Norway and Oman to foreign lotteries, businessmen and celebrities, a contributor list released under an ethics promise by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton showed. A donor rundown disclosed on New Year's Day by the William J. Clinton Foundation shows that in ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Interest in Homegrown Charities on the Rise: Many Organizers Find that a Big Heart Isn't Enough

    Interest in Homegrown Charities on the Rise: Many Organizers Find that a Big Heart Isn't Enough
    Starting your own charity has been a popular idea in these recessionary times, spurred both by downsized workers re-evaluating their career choice and what some have called the Compassion Boom. "There's a high interest right now, tied to fact that the economy has people thinking about what they want to do," said Margaret Linnane, executive director of the decade-old Philanthropy & ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Jobless claims fall unexpectedly as layoffs ease

    Jobless claims fall unexpectedly as layoffs ease
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week, a sign the job market is healing as the economy slowly recovers. New jobless claims have dropped steadily since September, raising hopes that the economy may soon begin creating jobs and the unemployment rate could decline. That, in turn, would give households more ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Investigate before you donate: Scammers just waiting to take advantage of hurried, end-of-year contributions

    The odds are good that in your e-mail inbox sits a solicitation from some unknown charity reminding you that there's still time to make a tax-deductible donation this year. Or perhaps you want to begin the New Year with a giving heart and an open checkbook. Experts say you shouldn't be so eager to give that you give unwisely. Scam artists ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Whole Foods Markets Start New Campaign in 2010 for Nonprofits

    Whole Foods Markets Start New Campaign in 2010 for Nonprofits
    To kick off the New Year, Whole Foods Market invites shoppers to share their aspirations for living and giving through in-store declarations and a new Facebook application that will give back to three national non-profit food organizations. In lieu of traditional New Year's resolutions, Whole Foods Market's first-ever Facebook application encourages shoppers to declare "This is my year to...," choosing a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How One Woman Survived Unemployment: She Enjoyed It

    How One Woman Survived Unemployment: She Enjoyed It
    During her eight-month jobless stint, Amy Tinsley of Houston may well have been the happiest unemployed woman in America. Tinsley, a former marketing director for a local law firm, was laid off in December. It was the first time since age 16 that she'd been without a job. Unlike most of America's unemployed, however, Tinsley wasn't fretting about her down time. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Weeding out charity facts, myths for end-of-year donations

    Weeding out charity facts, myths for end-of-year donations
    Charities say the end of each year brings in a flood of donations, as many direct their money towards causes that warrant a tax write-off. This year, organizations like the United Way of Horry County are urging residents to donate as they work towards their 2009 fundraising goal of $1.4 million. "Donations are coming in," said Julie Kopnicky of the United ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Nonprofit scrutiny

    Nonprofit scrutiny
    We are all responsible for deciding which charities we will, and will not, support. But we also need some government help that we aren't getting. McClatchy Newspapers recently reported that a small number of nonprofit organization executives in other areas of the state are paying themselves ridiculously high salaries. And the government agencies that should be catching these parasites aren't doing ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Merchant Account Provider, BluePay, Offers Payment Processing Services for Nonprofit Organizations

    Merchant Account Provider, BluePay, Offers Payment Processing Services for Nonprofit Organizations
    An industry leader in credit card processing and small business merchant account services headquartered in the Chicago suburbs, BluePay has announced a new payment processing solution that allows nonprofit companies to streamline donations safely and effectively. By creating donation Web-forms, BluePay is able to offer a new avenue for nonprofits seeking to accept credit card and ACH donations, while maintaining the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Verizon Foundation Awarded More Than $67.5 million in Community Grants in 2009 to Support Nonprofit Work

    Verizon Foundation Awarded More Than $67.5 million in Community Grants in 2009 to Support Nonprofit Work
    The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, has awarded more than $67.5 million this year to more than 17,000 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. The majority of giving went to organizations that support education, literacy, domestic violence prevention and Internet safety. This year's grants bring to more than $345 million the total funds the Verizon Foundation has awarded since ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Utah arts get a jump-start

    Utah arts get a jump-start
    For a nonprofit arts organization only 10 years old, Spy Hop is precocious, if not downright robust, for its age. Rick Wray, executive director who co-founded the multimedia education center for youth, holds court over 17 full-time employees. An estimated $1.4 million annual operating budget sustains programs ranging from a multimedia apprenticeship to youth radio and documentary film projects. In these ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Donating talent, time to help nonprofits

    Donating talent, time to help nonprofits
    When Barry Benson started as executive director at Literacy Chicago in 2008, the adult-literacy-training organization was strapped for cash. Benson, who had a background in fundraising, knew he would need the help of volunteers because he couldn't afford more staff. He slashed $180,000 from the nonprofit's roughly $600,000 annual budget by moving to a smaller office, then turned to EPIC (short ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    For too many nonprofits, charity starts at the top

    For too many nonprofits, charity starts at the top
    In Cornelius, a nonprofit set up to help people in debt paid its chief executive more than $5 million - nearly everything it had. In Anson County, a charity that worked to keep troubled children in school paid its leader about $300,000 a year, roughly twice as much as the county superintendent of schools. In Spartanburg, a nonprofit religious broadcaster paid ...
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    Terry Work is a Tennessee county's helping hand

    Terry Work is a Tennessee county's helping hand
    LYLES, Tenn. — Christmas will be a struggle this year for Terry Work. The 51-year-old lives off a $670-a-month disability payment. Her husband had to quit his job as a contractor after a stroke three years ago. The couple share their home with two adult children, three grandchildren and another young man who has nowhere else to go. The family has ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Obama Reads to Children at Boys and Girls Club

    Obama Reads to Children at Boys and Girls Club
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama brought a beloved book to read. He brought a press entourage. He brought cookies shaped like Bo the dog. Hey, he brought himself. But the president of the United States still got a little Christmas reality Monday from a bunch of kids: High-tech toys rule. Dashing into a Boys & Girls Club in northeast Washington, Obama asked ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    eBay Community Gives Record $50 Million to Nonprofits in 2009

    eBay Community Gives Record $50 Million to Nonprofits in 2009
    In a year that brought decreases in consumer spending globally, eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) buyers and sellers rallied to raise a record $50 million for U.S. and U.K. nonprofit organizations so far in 2009. eBay Giving Works, eBay's marquee online fundraising program that allows individuals to donate while using eBay, has enabled users to contribute more than $162 million to their favorite causes ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nonprofit Community Sharing Initiatives and Resolutions to Make 2010 Year of Recovery

    Nonprofit Community Sharing Initiatives and Resolutions to Make 2010 Year of Recovery
    The value and impact of America's nonprofit community is immeasurable in terms of the positive impact it has on our culture. There is a tendency to forget that the nonprofit sector makes up an estimated six percent of our gross domestic product, employing millions of people while providing services, information and support to hundreds of millions more. With reports that ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1