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    What Experienced Workers Can Gain from Internships

    What Experienced Workers Can Gain from Internships
    By Matt Villano | Monster Contributing Writer  Out of gainful employment, out of job offers and running out of savings, Scott Stevens of Portland, Oregon, has turned to a familiar strategy to gain experience and keep his skills fresh: The internship. In spring 2009, Stevens, 35, took an internship on a sustainable tourism project for Travel Portland, a nonprofit destination ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends

    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends
    With the national unemployment rate above 10 percent and Kentucky's even higher, it's a fair bet that most people this holiday season know someone struggling to find a job in our slowly recovering economy. Rather than a manufactured trinket, here are eight gift ideas you the employed person can give that might help the unemployed land the biggest gift of all: ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Find a Job Over the Holidays

    How to Find a Job Over the Holidays
    OFFICE PARTIES: Conquering the holiday office party doesn't just mean keeping track of how much you drink. Seasonal social events can be the best opportunity to network within your company, so you may want to consider veering away from the buffet line. "Whether you're the life of the party or full of social anxiety when it comes to holiday events, it's ...
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    Twitter Helps Kuthcher Ensure No More Malaria

    Twitter Helps Kuthcher Ensure No More Malaria
    If you're still wondering why Twitter continues to be such a big deal, this story may just inspire you yet to take the plunge, and join this social media wunderkind. It began last spring when Ashton Kutcher challeged Anderson Cooper and the folks at CNN to a Twitter race to see who could reach 1 million followers first, billing it as ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes

    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes
    By Wendy S. Enelow, Monster Contributing Writer Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what you include in your thank-you letter may have already been communicated during your interview, there is nothing more effective than ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership

    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership
    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 28, 2010 –The Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, One Economy Corporation and National Disability Institute (NDI) have partnered to bring free tax preparation and filing services to consumers nationwide. The initiative will also help educate consumers, and provide free preparation and filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal income tax credit of which many are ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Health Care Impacts Charities

    How Health Care Impacts Charities
    As we begin to make sense of Congress' sweeping overhaul of health care on Sunday, one thing is certain -- all Americans and businesses will be impacted by the legislation in one way or other. Even charities both large and small must prepare for the change that will come. Indeed, The Chronicle of Philanthropy explained on Monday what effect the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Obama's Missed Opportunity to Change Charitable Giving

    Obama's Missed Opportunity to Change Charitable Giving
    Last week the White House announced the charities that President Obama selected to receive the funds from his Nobel Peace Prize award. The President selected a variety of charities, mostly educational, as well as giving $250,000 to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund. The choices generally elicited praise, but I think the Obama White House missed a huge opportunity–you might even say ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Good Idea: Local Virginia Business Helps Groups Get Discounts on Signs

    Good Idea: Local Virginia Business Helps Groups Get Discounts on Signs
    Ameristamp Offers Help Groups Can Get Discounts on Signs As nonprofit and charitable organizations struggle today with reduced budgets, a local business, AmeriStamp SIGN-A-RAMA, 1300 N. Royal Ave., is offering assistance to qualifying groups. The assistance will be provided through the business' "Signs of Support" grant program, which invites any nonprofit organization to apply online for assistance in 2010 in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    'Town Square' on Web: "Xtreme Visibility" for Nonprofits

    'Town Square' on Web: "Xtreme Visibility" for Nonprofits
    Dec. 11 - MANATEE - A new Web site is promising Manatee County nonprofit organizations "Xtreme visibility" to get their messages out to prospective donors and volunteers who can help make a difference in the community. Manatee Connects, a project of the Manatee Community Foundation and partners including the Bradenton Herald, is up and running at www.manateeconnects.org. About 70 nonprofit ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines

    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines
    College and university endowments suffered huge losses in the fiscal year that ended last June, a new report finds, but stronger investment returns in recent months point to a rebound. The global economic crisis shrunk the ranks of billion-dollar endowments from 77 to 54 in a year's time, according to a report Thursday that provides the fullest picture yet of endowment ...
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    States struggle to keep top teachers

    States struggle to keep top teachers
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Most states are holding tight to policies that protect incompetent teachers and poor training programs, shortchanging educators and their students before new teachers even step into the classroom, according to a new national report card. The study from the National Council on Teacher Quality - which will be released Friday - paints a grim picture of how states ...
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    Nonprofit pushes education leadership jobs

    Nonprofit pushes education leadership jobs
    Graduate students working toward degrees in business, law or public policy might find an unusual recruiter at their next job fair. Here's the pitch: Forget about that cushy firm job. Why not work for a public school or an education nonprofit? You don't have to be a teacher or a principal. You could be a business manager or a chief executive. ...
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    School's in, despite Tiger's many woes

    School's in, despite Tiger's many woes
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Outside the Tiger Woods Learning Center, visitors are welcomed with a message etched in concrete and another time. "Tiger," it says, "thank you for being an adult role model." Inside, past a huge bronze sculpture of Woods and his father in the lobby, eager fifth-graders wielding scalpels and tweezers are busy dissecting squid. In another classroom, they're studying ...
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    eRecyclingCorps: A New Company That Recycles Old Cell Phones

    eRecyclingCorps: A New Company That Recycles Old Cell Phones
    Former CEOs from Sprint and RadioShack are setting up a new company called eRecyclingCoprs that will recycle or refurbish old cell phones: Under its plan, consumers would turn up at their network operator's store with their old phone and get credit for the value of that device to be put toward a new phone. The carrier stores, which sell about 60 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected

    Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected
    WASHINGTON (AP) — New claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for jobless benefits dropped 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 442,000. That's below analysts' estimates of 450,000, according to Thomson Reuters. But most of the drop resulted from a change in the calculations the department makes to seasonally adjust the ...
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    PBS, NPR stations get $10M infusion for local news

    PBS, NPR stations get $10M infusion for local news
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Public radio and TV stations across the country will receive more than $10 million over the next two years to boost local news coverage as newspapers decline. On Thursday, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced the creation of local journalism centers in five regions. NPR and PBS stations in each region will collaborate on covering key issues, including ...
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    California Nonprofits Receive More than $4 Million from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to Provide Emergency Services

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 - The Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced it has provided $4.3 million in grants to California nonprofits this year, as part of its strategic focus on supporting organizations providing critical services to populations disproportionately affected by the economic downturn. Bank of America augmented its focus on basic human services in 2009 as a response to ...
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    Nonprofits scramble for donations

    Dec. 14--So many nonprofit organizations have put out pleas for help that anyone with an extra few dollars might be hard-pressed to choose among them. The United Way of Greater High Point, for example, might have to cut grants to partner agencies by up to 10 percent -- meaning at least one agency might not be able to take clients to ...
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    Donated space breathes life into nonprofit organizations

    Dec. 14--At a time of economic stress when every dollar is precious, one donation that may not cost a thing is space. For nonprofit organizations that receive a gift of space, the donation can be as precious as money. "It's been a wonderful, wonderful gift for us," said Suzanne Miller-Cormier, director of Central Virginia's Legal Information Network for Cancer, which moved ...
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