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    Michigan Receives $223.9M for Neighborhood Revitalization

    Michigan Receives $223.9M for Neighborhood Revitalization
    DETROIT (AP) -- The federal government awarded Michigan $223.9 million on Thursday to help tear down blighted buildings and revitalize neighborhoods in a dozen cities including Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the money as part of $2 billion in Recovery Act funding to states, local governments and nonprofit housing developers. Michigan's proposal ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    White House Announces Open Submissions for Presidential Medal

    White House Announces Open Submissions for Presidential Medal
    The White House announced today that the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal will be open for public nominations. The 40 year old award recognizes Americans who have "performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens." Past winners include Colin Powell, Bob Dole and Rosa Parks, as well as everyday heroes like Oseola McCarty, a washerwoman who left her ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    NonProfit Rating Systems Give Donors the Scoop

    NonProfit Rating Systems Give Donors the Scoop
    When disaster strikes, as it has in Haiti, Americans dig into their pockets and give. While such generosity is unquestionably a good thing in a terrible time, few individuals do much research on the groups they've chosen to receive their money. The uncomfortable truth in philanthropy is that it's not easy to know whether the group you're giving to is particularly ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Survey: Majority of Americans say that U.S. 'obliged' to help world's poor children

    Survey: Majority of Americans say that U.S. 'obliged' to help world's poor children
    When it comes to giving back, Americans have a special place in their hearts for children. A new survey out from ChildFund International (formerly known as Christian Children's Fund) and Ipsos Public Affairs has now put some numbers to how great this generosity could be. Indeed, the telephone survey, whose results were released yesterday, found that one-third (31%) of respondents think ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Express Scripts to Spin-off Rx Outreach to Create Nonprofit Offering Prescription Medicines

    Express Scripts to Spin-off Rx Outreach to Create Nonprofit Offering Prescription Medicines
    New organization to address growing needs of low-income Americans ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts, Inc., one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, today announced it will create a new independent, nonprofit charitable organization to improve access to prescription medicines for low-income, uninsured Americans and working families. Express Scripts will donate Rx Outreach, a for-profit ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Recession may be behind rising ranks of volunteers

    Recession may be behind rising ranks of volunteers
    More Americans, especially women, are giving their time and energy to good causes, a new government report says. From September 2008 to September 2009, 63.4 million Americans, 26.8% of the population, volunteered with organizations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of the growth can be attributed to more female volunteers, says Stephanie Boraas, a BLS economist. About 1.2 million ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Philanthropy with a Business Model

    Philanthropy with a Business Model
    For social entrepreneur Pamela Hawley, the "season of giving" is about nine months too short. Hawley has been a philanthropist since she was 12, when she got her first startling look at poverty and hunger during a family trip to Mexico. Since then, she has been a volunteer around the world--from soup kitchens and crisis hotlines in the United States to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Participation Problem Solver

    The Obama Administration's Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is charged with finding, amplifying, and scaling innovative solutions to social issues. The office’s five full time staff members are innovating where they can and asking others to fill in where they can’t. Not quite a year old, the office has written its job description on the fly, figuring out ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 about 8 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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Anonymous donors take care to hide their identity

    Anonymous donors take care to hide their identity
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The gold coins have arrived in much the same manner every year for the past four years: An anonymous donor dropped each one into a Salvation Army kettle somewhere in Fort Myers, Fla. Each coin was tucked inside a small plastic case with a neatly handwritten note that said simply, "In memory of Mimi." Every holiday season, such ...
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    How to Make Your Haiti Donations Count

    How to Make Your Haiti Donations Count
    The humanitarian crisis in Haiti has compelled millions of people to pick up their phones. Not because they want to talk about it, but because they want to help. In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake, pictures of hollow-eyed children outside leveled homes triggered an unprecedented number of text-messaged donations from people who were moved to help. Most of the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2