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    Nonprofit Fundraising 'On the Go' With New iPhone App

    Nonprofit Fundraising 'On the Go' With New iPhone App
    AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest fundraising tool for participants in the 2010 Hill Country Ride for AIDS comes by way of the mobile device. The Central Texas nonprofit today launched its new iPhone® application, further equipping event participants with the technology solutions they need to reach more donors and be more successful in their peer-to-peer fundraising efforts. Developed ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month

    Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is likely to average 95,000 more jobs each month this year, while personal savings will remain high as credit remains tight, according to a White House report released Thursday. The Council of Economic Advisers also trumpeted the $787 billion economic stimulus package, which it said has saved or created about 2 million jobs. In ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Haiti judge: Detained Americans should be released

    Haiti judge: Detained Americans should be released
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The Haitian judge deciding whether 10 U.S. missionaries should face trial on charges of trying to take a busload of children out of the country said Thursday he will recommend that they be released provisionally while the investigation continues. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil must now send his recommendation to the prosecutor, who may agree or object, but the ...
    Published over 7 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Walmart Gives $2 Billion to Fight Hunger

    Walmart Gives $2 Billion to Fight Hunger
    Walmart announced today that they will give $2 billion in cash and food to the nation's food banks, recorded as one of the largest corporate donations, according to The New York Times. The company plans to give 1.1 billion pounds of food to food banks and provide $250 million to help those organizations improve their programs. A recent survey by Feeding ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S. in 2009

    10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S. in 2009
    Last year was a banner year for charity when it came to online giving. Indeed, despite a difficult economy, more than $284 million was donated online by the 273 large cities ranked by Convio in 2009, up from almost $240 million raised in 2008. The 10 most generous large cities in the U.S. in 2009? Based on donations per capita processed ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Private Colleges Aim to Rein In Loan-Free Financial Aid

    Private Colleges Aim to Rein In Loan-Free Financial Aid
    In the last year, the nation's private colleges have laid off staff, shelved construction projects, slashed sports teams and turned down thermostats to cut costs. But student financial aid has kept flowing. Now the weak economy is forcing some institutions to limit their generosity after many of them doubled or even tripled financial aid over the last decade to attract more ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Haiti Holds Day of Mourning on Quake Anniversary

    Haiti Holds Day of Mourning on Quake Anniversary
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Atop the rubble of destroyed churches, in parks and on sidewalks, thousands of Haitians prayed Friday in a national day of mourning, one month after a magnitude-7 earthquake killed more than 200,000 and left this Caribbean country struggling for survival. Leaders of Haiti's two official religions - a Catholic bishop and the head of the Voodoo priests ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 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 over 7 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Woman Pleads Guilty in PA Exchange Scandal

    Woman Pleads Guilty in PA Exchange Scandal
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A woman accused of placing foreign exchange students in filthy homes in northeastern Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Tuesday to child endangerment in a case that revealed weak federal oversight of companies that bring thousands of students a year to the United States. Edna Burgette, 69, pleaded guilty in Lackawanna County Court to three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1