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    Laid-off Wall Streeters take stock, start fresh

    Laid-off Wall Streeters take stock, start fresh
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Eighteen months without a job. Fourteen months. Twelve. It's been a long, dry spell for many of the suit-clad Wall Streeters who were handed their pink slips before hardly anyone was talking recovery. But sit down with a handful of ex-finance industry workers volunteering to work for free as interns in a city-sponsored retraining program, and they ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Charity: Who Cares?

    Americans lead the world in charitable contributions, giving $300 billion a year to charities. Sounds like a lot right? But this is just a drop in the bucket compared to the over One Trillion Dollars needed to keep US charities in operation, more than the US government collects in taxes. The rest comes from their own assets, government support, and foreign ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Haitians at U.S. Colleges Worry: Stay in School?

    Haitians at U.S. Colleges Worry: Stay in School?
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Every payday, Jeff Paul sent whatever dollars he could spare to his mother and little brother back home in Haiti. They've become even more desperate since the Jan. 12 earthquake, compounded by thieves, destroyed his mother's business; they had to sleep in the streets of Port-au-Prince before a relative took them in. "There's no food, they don't ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Obama Reads to Children at Boys and Girls Club

    Obama Reads to Children at Boys and Girls Club
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama brought a beloved book to read. He brought a press entourage. He brought cookies shaped like Bo the dog. Hey, he brought himself. But the president of the United States still got a little Christmas reality Monday from a bunch of kids: High-tech toys rule. Dashing into a Boys & Girls Club in northeast Washington, Obama asked ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Terry Work is a Tennessee county's helping hand

    Terry Work is a Tennessee county's helping hand
    LYLES, Tenn. — Christmas will be a struggle this year for Terry Work. The 51-year-old lives off a $670-a-month disability payment. Her husband had to quit his job as a contractor after a stroke three years ago. The couple share their home with two adult children, three grandchildren and another young man who has nowhere else to go. The family has ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UN Vows to Stop Giving Free Medicine to Hospitals Who Are Charging Patients

    UN Vows to Stop Giving Free Medicine to Hospitals Who Are Charging Patients
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The United Nations has warned that it will cut off shipments of free medicine beginning immediately to any Haitian hospitals that it finds are charging patients. When the catastrophic earthquake struck Jan. 12, authorities immediately decided to make all medical care free. More than 200 international medical relief groups have sent in teams to help, and millions ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Verizon Foundation Awarded More Than $67.5 million in Community Grants in 2009 to Support Nonprofit Work

    Verizon Foundation Awarded More Than $67.5 million in Community Grants in 2009 to Support Nonprofit Work
    The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, has awarded more than $67.5 million this year to more than 17,000 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. The majority of giving went to organizations that support education, literacy, domestic violence prevention and Internet safety. This year's grants bring to more than $345 million the total funds the Verizon Foundation has awarded since ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Obama Ask Black Organization Leaders for Input on Jobless

    Obama Ask Black Organization Leaders for Input on Jobless
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama and three prominent African-American leaders grappled Wednesday with how to improve economic opportunities for blacks, whose joblessness looms well above the national average and is nearly twice that of whites. On a day of treacherous weather in Washington, Obama kept his scheduled meeting with Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP; Marc Morial, president and CEO of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    12 Things to Never Say to Older and Younger Coworkers

    With the downturn in the US economy, workplaces are becoming more and more diverse age-wise. Older workers are working alongside younger workers as people at every stage in their health care career are getting laid off. With this generational gap among health care workers widening, there’s a lot of potential for miscommunication or differing perspectives. Though many people will absolutely ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Increase Impact of Your Nonprofit's Emails

    Increase Impact of Your Nonprofit's Emails
    Q: Is it necessary (or valuable) to include a caveat at the end of emails coming from our organization? Dear Nancy, I enjoy reading the Getting Attention e-update and am glad to have an opportunity to improve our communications practice. Here’s the issue: I notice some of my colleagues here add this multi-line caveat at the end of their emails: This ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Center on Wealth and Philanthropy: Good News for Charitable Giving? Maybe

    Center on Wealth and Philanthropy: Good News for Charitable Giving? Maybe
    A new statistical model developed by researchers at Boston College's Center on Wealth and Philanthropy (CWP) suggests that household charitable giving in the United States could rebound in 2010 from declines of previous years - if unemployment decreases and the economic recovery is stronger than expected. The CWP's Individual Giving Model, or IGM, is the first model designed to estimate future ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Expert calls for nonprofits to unite to flex their economic and social muscle

    It's time for that to change, starting with strong lobbying efforts in city halls, statehouses and the U.S. Capitol, says Robert Egger, director of the V3 Campaign and an expert in nonprofit management. Egger's address Thursday at the Philanthropy Midwest Conference in Overland Park was a call to move the nonprofit sector beyond practicing charity to make its economic and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    United Nations appeals for nearly $1.5 billion for Haiti

    United Nations appeals for nearly $1.5 billion for Haiti
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations launched a new appeal Thursday for nearly $1.5 billion to help the 3 million Haitians affected by last month's devastating earthquake, its largest appeal ever for a natural disaster. The appeal, covering needs in 2010, is more than double the U.N.'s initial request on Jan. 15 for $562 million to help quake victims ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bill Clinton Talks Childhood Obesity, Heart Health

    Bill Clinton Talks Childhood Obesity, Heart Health
    NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he will manage his stress better after undergoing a procedure to unclog a blocked artery, but emphasized that he has no intention of slowing down. It would be a mistake to stop working, Clinton said at an event focusing on childhood obesity. "I've been given this gift of life by my ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How one charity turned into a thriving business

    How one charity turned into a thriving business
    An entrepreneur turned a side project for charity into a working business that is not only personally satisfying, but profitable. Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms Shoes in Los Angeles, said he was on vacation in Argentina four years ago and discovered children in a village outside of Buenos Aires couldn't go to school because they lacked shoes. He decided to help. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can Your Nonprofit Benefit from Individuals' Enrollment in the Capital One's No Hassle Giving Program?

    Individual Donations Add Up With Capital One's No Hassle Giving Program In today's challenging economic environment when there are so many people in need, no charitable donation is too small to make a difference. In fact, individual donations are what sustain daily operations, cover crucial supplies and allow non-profits to continue their work. According to Giving USA 2009, individual donations ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    CA Court Hears Hare Krishna Donations Case

    CA Court Hears Hare Krishna Donations Case
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A decades-long dispute between Hare Krishnas and the Los Angeles International Airport over soliciting donations appears to be nearing a resolution, as the California Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether the airport is a public place. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness of California argues that the airport is much like a public park, and should ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obama urges states to raise academic standards

    Obama urges states to raise academic standards
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants to rewrite federal education law by sending aid for poor students only to states that adopt new standards to prepare high school graduates for college or a career. States that fail to raise the bar could lose their share of federal funding, though it's unlikely that would happen. Administration officials say they expect ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well…you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so for your ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1