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    Magic of Disney Inspires 1 Million to Volunteer

    Magic of Disney Inspires 1 Million to Volunteer
    Volunteerism is catching on like wild fire these days. Indeed, what Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, calls a "compassion boom," folks of all ages are giving back in large numbers across the U.S. The most recent example of this commitment to doing good? Disney's "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" reached its goal ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Honored as Most Valued Non-Profit Brand

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Honored as Most Valued Non-Profit Brand
    CLEVELAND-- Top rankings for brand value, trust, and the charity people are most likely to donate to, affirm the strength of the 28-year promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R): the world's largest breast cancer organization: to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The 2010 rankings of non-profit organizations from global market research firm Harris Interactive last week ranked ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    NonProfitPeople created the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) ...
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    Oscar's Leading Ladies Give Back

    Not to be outdone by the men, Oscar's leading ladies also have heart. From climate change to AIDS awareness to hunger, here's how several of Hollywood's most celebrated actresses are making an impact: Best Actress Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Bullock has long been known for her charitable activities off-screen and has brought this same passion for making a difference to ...
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    Oscar's Leading Men Give Back

    And the Oscar goes to… Many of these 2010 Oscar-nominated leading men have been leading in their communities for years. Read on to learn how they've made a difference. Best Actor Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart Bridges co-founded the End Hunger Network back in 1983. Originally founded to end world hunger, it is now primarily focused on ending childhood hunger in the ...
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    Women's History Month: 2009's Best News for Women

    Women rocked 2009 Another year has flown by. Another decade, behind us. Another handful of mistresses are household names. But as 2009 comes to a close, we realize things are looking a lot better than they were a year ago. And we're not just talking about the economy. The past year was one filled with female firsts, steps in the ...
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    Billions for Haiti, a criticism for every dollar

    Billions for Haiti, a criticism for every dollar
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The world's bill for the Haitian earthquake is large and growing — now $2.2 billion — and so is the criticism about how the money is being spent. A half-million homeless received tarps and tents; far more are still waiting under soggy bed sheets in camps that reek of human waste. More than 4.3 million people got emergency ...
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    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm

    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm
    The poor job market has led many job seekers to be creative, seeking work in fields they may not have explored before. But for those who believe moving from a for-profit arena into the nonprofit world may give them more options, the transition may not be that easy. "I think many nonprofits are using more management techniques found in the business ...
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    House passes jobs bill despite doubts

    House passes jobs bill despite doubts
    WASHINGTON – Despite doubts among many lawmakers that it will create many jobs, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that hire the jobless a temporary payroll tax break. The measure passed 217-201 on a mostly party-line vote. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year. Some Democrats feel the approximately $35 billion jobs bill ...
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    How to Politely Refuse a Plastic Bag

    This flyer by the fashion illustrator Julia Durgee offers tongue-in-cheek responses you can employ when a store clerk tries to give you a plastic bag that you don't want, and which will contribute to the planet's ruin. See the Full Flyer! [photo:8978] About GOOD Magazine: GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do ...
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    Pepsi Grants for Nonprofits: $1.3 Million a Month

    Pepsi Grants for Nonprofits: $1.3 Million a Month
    Pepsi is looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Look around your community and think about how you want to change it. Nonprofit organizations are one of Pepsi's main categories for grants. $5k Up to 10 Awardees/Month Best for individuals who need to get an inspired idea off the ground. $25k Up to 10 ...
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    Chicago nursing home wants nonprofit to take over

    Chicago nursing home wants nonprofit to take over
    CHICAGO — The owners of a troubled Chicago nursing home say they want to sell or lease the building to a nonprofit that could run it as a mental illness treatment center — a move quickly criticized by advocates of supportive housing. A nonprofit organization could develop a "state-of-the-art" facility for the treatment of mental illness, Somerset Place administrator Nathan Langsner ...
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    Vast Majority of Americans Say They Have the "Ideal Job"

    According to a new Gallup poll, seven in 10 Americans say they have the ideal job for themselves. Color me astounded. One thing this poll shows is that Americans don't know the definition of "ideal" because this is obviously totally crazy from a literal standpoint. Anyone who says they have the ideal job would have a marginally better job if they ...
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    Economists Give KIPP a Passing Grade

    KIPP, the innovative charter school program that's garnered praise for its extended school hours and success in getting its students to nearly double their proficiency in math an reading during middle school, got a big boost from a group of economists affiliated with MIT the National Bureau of Economic Research. The group set out to determine if the magic that ...
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    Program helps build careers in construction

    Program helps build careers in construction
    Kevin Fintak wants a career that will last. He thought he had one as a carpenter building residential homes, but last year, after nine years on the job, he was laid off - among the many casualties of a worsening economy. Now, Fintak sees roads as the answer. "There is always going to be road work in the future," said ...
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    $25M Set Aside for Appalachian Housing

    $25M Set Aside for Appalachian Housing
    A Kentucky-based nonprofit group will help low-income home buyers tap into $25 million in federal funding set aside for four central Appalachian states. The Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises in Berea, Ky., said the arrangement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the first of its kind in the nation. "The need for housing is pretty awesome in this region," said ...
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    Senate inaction jeopardized unemployment benefits

    Senate inaction jeopardized unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed Friday to extend programs for laid-off workers, jeopardizing unemployment benefits scheduled to expire over the weekend. The benefits are part of a larger package of government programs, from highway funding to loans for small businesses, set to expire Sunday because senators couldn't agree on how to pay to keep them going. The House passed a bill ...
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    Salesforce.com Announce Success of Philanthropy Model

    Salesforce.com Announce Success of Philanthropy Model
    The Salesforce.com Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the company, has announced the growing success of its mission to inspire companies around the world to give 1 percent of their resources forward to support organizations that are making the world a better place. Today, foundation officials say, "hundreds of companies of all sizes including Atlassian, C-Level Management, FinancialForce.com, Google, LiveOps, NewVoiceMedia and ...
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    Try Volunteering, Grads Advise

    Try Volunteering, Grads Advise
    To the list of things university graduates need nowadays to get ahead, career adviser Jason Connell adds one major, perhaps surprising, attribute: a willingness to work for free. Connell, 24, makes a modest living advising students how to volunteer with non-profit groups, locally and abroad, after graduating, rather than working for pay. Doing so can provide unparalleled personal growth, he said, ...
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    Actress and Muslim philanthropist promote women

    Actress and Muslim philanthropist promote women
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- What do actress Geena Davis, Britain's Duchess of York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists have in common? They're all committed to empowering women. At a U.N. event Monday promoting gender equality, they were joined by heads of foundations, corporate leaders, academics, diplomats, representatives of voluntary organizations and several ...
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