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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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    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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    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 ...
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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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    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 ...
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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 ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    More FEMA Follies

    More than two years after Hurricane Katrina evacuees moved into emergency trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the government admitted that the air inside many of the trailers contained dangerous levels of poisonous formaldehyde. A 79-page report, issued in July by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general, documents a series of poor decisions at FEMA, including a ...
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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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    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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    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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    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 ...
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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 ...
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