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    Volunteer to Clean Up the Oil Spill

    Volunteer to Clean Up the Oil Spill
    Oil is starting to cover the beaches and wildlife of Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Millions more gallons of crude may continue to hit these shorelines. Tonic readers, here's how you can help! The images and cries of oil-covered birds have been heartbreaking. As feared, the millions of gallons of crude oil that have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico since ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    EDITORIAL: Sinking Lifelines

    EDITORIAL: Sinking Lifelines
    Here's the toll the recession is taking on social service organizations like food banks and soup kitchens. The Washington Post reports the Nonprofit Finance Fund says 93 percent of nonprofits that provide "lifeline" services anticipated increased demand this year. However, only 16 percent thought they would have enough in their operating budgets in 2009 and 2010 to make ends meet. In ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    U.S. Charity for Haiti Outpaces Giving after Tsunami

    U.S. Charity for Haiti Outpaces Giving after Tsunami
    WASHINGTON -- Donations to U.S. charities for Haiti earthquake relief are outpacing donations from the days after the Asian tsunami in 2004 but haven't kept up with the outpouring of gifts following Hurricane Katrina. A tally by the Chronicle of Philanthropy shows $305 million was donated to 32 U.S. charities by Thursday. In the eight days after Katrina flooded New Orleans, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Amid Flood of Donor-Fund Assets for Haiti, a Plea to Stay the Course

    Amid Flood of Donor-Fund Assets for Haiti, a Plea to Stay the Course
    Wealthy individuals have been directing their donor-advised funds to contribute to Haiti relief efforts, and advisers are meeting with clients to help them set up long-term plans to aid the stricken nation. Through Friday, the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, which runs the largest donor-advised fund, had received orders to disburse $8.8 million from donor-advised funds to organizations providing relief for Haiti. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds

    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds
    The proportion of charitable organizations reporting decreased contributions rose for the second consecutive year but remained comparable to results for late 2008 and early 2009, the eighth annual nonprofit economic survey by GuideStar shows. Some 51 percent reported decreased contributions. The latest results are consistent, however, with the 52 percent of respondents who reported decreased contributions in each of two ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    World Water Day 2010

    World Water Day 2010 from water.org on Vimeo. As you can see from this video (after the jump), some 21,000 women gathered today in Kolakkudipatti village, India, to commemorate World Water Day. They're celebrating improvements in sanitation that have taken place in their villages, rallying to ensure that those improvements continue, and calling attention to the importance of water, sanitation, and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Target Launches $1 Million Contest for Charities

    Target Launches $1 Million Contest for Charities
    MINNEAPOLIS-Target, which gives $3 million a week to support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism nationwide, today invites the online community and its more than 725,000 fans on Facebook® to participate in Super Love Sender, a two-week-long giving campaign on its Facebook Page (facebook.com/Target). The campaign, which runs from January 31 through February 14, 2010, combines football and love just ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Skill-Based Volunteerism Helps in Tight Economy

    Skill-Based Volunteerism Helps in Tight Economy
    As many in the non-profit community prepare resolutions and goals for the New Year, some are considering the challenges they will face as the corporations they depend on for financial support continue to restructure and reassess their giving. Deloitte LLC – a global firm that serves clients in a variety of areas, include accounting, assurance and advisory, risk, tax, management, financial, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Texas Nonprofit Leaders Create Networking Circle

    Texas Nonprofit Leaders Create Networking Circle
    Leaders of local nonprofit organizations are putting their heads together to share ideas, seek solutions and collaborate efforts. The Nonprofit Network of the Golden Crescent, the group's new working name awaiting approval of the majority of its membership, has been meeting since early last year. The group originated in 2008 at the University of Houston-Victoria's Center for Non-Profit Leadership under the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Setback Becomes Springboard for Nonprofit Career

    Setback Becomes Springboard for Nonprofit Career
    On Aug. 24, 2005, Kirt Barden was a veteran corporate manager with a thriving new business. On Aug. 25, Hurricane Katrina blew it all away. Barden, 57, lost 80 percent of his personal assets in the storm, but what he gained was much greater. In the days and months that followed, Barden witnessed a great outpouring of charity and was inspired ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Stand Up For Nonprofits

    Stand Up For Nonprofits
    I want to welcome guest blogger Susie Bowie. As communications manager at the Community Foundation of Sarasota, she is a passionate and talented  force helping organizations in the region develop their nonprofit marketing finesse. Today, Susie heralds her call to action to us nonprofit marketers… Recently, I’ve heard a couple of remarks about nonprofits and nonprofit staff that just kill me… ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    IRS Reminds Nonprofits to File Form 990 On Time

    IRS Reminds Nonprofits to File Form 990 On Time
    WASHINGTON-The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax-exempt organizations to make sure they file their annual information form on time. In 2010 the tax-exempt status of any non-profit that has not filed the required form in the last three years will be revoked. The Pension Protection Act of 2006 requires that non-profit organizations that do not file a required information form for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Young Entrepreneur, 11, Recycles Sweaters to Make Scarves

    Young Entrepreneur, 11, Recycles Sweaters to Make Scarves
    Winston-Salem, NC - Every Wednesday night after she and her parents have supper at her grandparents' house, Logan Prysiaszniuk heads downstairs to her workshop. Logan, 11, works alongside her mother, Kristina Prysiaszniuk, and her grandmother, Faye Kapp, to make colorful scarves from recycled sweaters. The basement workshop is the manufacturing center for Logi B. Designs, the company that Logan started last ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar

    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Less than a penny of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Two weeks after President Obama announced an initial $100 million for Haiti earthquake relief, U.S. government spending on the disaster has nearly ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Volunteerism Up In 2009: 63 Million Americans Volunteered At Least Once

    Volunteerism Up In 2009: 63 Million Americans Volunteered At Least Once
    WASHINGTON — A million and a half more Americans volunteered to help with such activities as raising money, collecting food and tutoring children during the span of a year ending in September 2009, a period marked by job losses and a lousy economy. About 63.4 million people ages 16 and older volunteered at least once between September 2008 and September 2009, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    House Boosts College Aid for Students in Need

    House Boosts College Aid for Students in Need
    WASHINGTON — Riding the coattails of a historic health care vote, the House on Sunday also passed a broad reorganization of college aid that affects millions of students and moves President Barack Obama closer to winning yet another of his top domestic policies. The bill rewrites a four-decades-old student loan program, eliminating its reliance on private lenders and uses the savings ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3