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    eBay Community Gives Record $50 Million to Nonprofits in 2009

    eBay Community Gives Record $50 Million to Nonprofits in 2009
    In a year that brought decreases in consumer spending globally, eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) buyers and sellers rallied to raise a record $50 million for U.S. and U.K. nonprofit organizations so far in 2009. eBay Giving Works, eBay's marquee online fundraising program that allows individuals to donate while using eBay, has enabled users to contribute more than $162 million to their favorite causes ...
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    Drew Brees Helps to 'Refresh' Lodge for Cancer Patients with $100K Grant

    Drew Brees Helps to 'Refresh' Lodge for Cancer Patients with $100K Grant
    As the Super Bowl reverly continues in New Orleans today, one local charity is also celebrating a big win -- a $100,000 grant -- thanks also to Saints quarterback Drew Brees. In this case, no game-winning touchdown was required but, instead, the support of over 500,000 ecstatic Brees fans. Indeed, the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge won the $100,000 project grant ...
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    Donating talent, time to help nonprofits

    Donating talent, time to help nonprofits
    When Barry Benson started as executive director at Literacy Chicago in 2008, the adult-literacy-training organization was strapped for cash. Benson, who had a background in fundraising, knew he would need the help of volunteers because he couldn't afford more staff. He slashed $180,000 from the nonprofit's roughly $600,000 annual budget by moving to a smaller office, then turned to EPIC (short ...
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    Merchant Account Provider, BluePay, Offers Payment Processing Services for Nonprofit Organizations

    Merchant Account Provider, BluePay, Offers Payment Processing Services for Nonprofit Organizations
    An industry leader in credit card processing and small business merchant account services headquartered in the Chicago suburbs, BluePay has announced a new payment processing solution that allows nonprofit companies to streamline donations safely and effectively. By creating donation Web-forms, BluePay is able to offer a new avenue for nonprofits seeking to accept credit card and ACH donations, while maintaining the ...
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    10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S. in 2009

    10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S. in 2009
    Last year was a banner year for charity when it came to online giving. Indeed, despite a difficult economy, more than $284 million was donated online by the 273 large cities ranked by Convio in 2009, up from almost $240 million raised in 2008. The 10 most generous large cities in the U.S. in 2009? Based on donations per capita processed ...
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    Haiti Holds Day of Mourning on Quake Anniversary

    Haiti Holds Day of Mourning on Quake Anniversary
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Atop the rubble of destroyed churches, in parks and on sidewalks, thousands of Haitians prayed Friday in a national day of mourning, one month after a magnitude-7 earthquake killed more than 200,000 and left this Caribbean country struggling for survival. Leaders of Haiti's two official religions - a Catholic bishop and the head of the Voodoo priests ...
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    How One Woman Survived Unemployment: She Enjoyed It

    How One Woman Survived Unemployment: She Enjoyed It
    During her eight-month jobless stint, Amy Tinsley of Houston may well have been the happiest unemployed woman in America. Tinsley, a former marketing director for a local law firm, was laid off in December. It was the first time since age 16 that she'd been without a job. Unlike most of America's unemployed, however, Tinsley wasn't fretting about her down time. ...
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    Investigate before you donate: Scammers just waiting to take advantage of hurried, end-of-year contributions

    The odds are good that in your e-mail inbox sits a solicitation from some unknown charity reminding you that there's still time to make a tax-deductible donation this year. Or perhaps you want to begin the New Year with a giving heart and an open checkbook. Experts say you shouldn't be so eager to give that you give unwisely. Scam artists ...
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    DirectMail.com Signs Marketing Deal with Hospice

    DirectMail.com Signs Marketing Deal with Hospice
    DirectMail.com (www.DirectMail.com), a leading provider of integrated direct marketing solutions, announced today the signing of Capital Hospice, a nonprofit providing expert end-of-life care to patients and families in need in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Md. Under the terms of the 1-year contract, which includes two, 1-year renewal options, DirectMail.com will manage all aspects of the organization's $2 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Turning Nonprofits into For-Profits

    Turning Nonprofits into For-Profits
    New hybrid corporate structures allow nonprofits to accept private investment without diluting their missions The nonprofit Bikestation reached a crossroads in late 2007. Founded in Long Beach, Calif., in 1996 to design, build, and manage bike transit centers, the 10-employee organization couldn't handle all the calls coming in on its $300,000 budget, funded mostly through earned income. With little grant funding ...
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    Organizational Commitment Across Three Sectors: Public, Non-Profit, and For-Profit

    Organizational Commitment Across Three Sectors: Public, Non-Profit, and For-Profit
    Non-profit, for profit, and public sector organizations differ from each other in mission and approach. The variety of differences between the sectors have been, and continue to be, the subject of a great deal of observation, discussion, research, and comment. (1) Distinct management disciplines exist which differentiate between public and private management. The term "third sector" has arisen to describe the ...
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    Where will job growth be in the next 20 years?

    Unemployment may have dipped to 9.7 percent, but job growth is still lacking. Thankfully, this won't be the case forever. Mint.com, my favorite personal finance website, takes a look at where job growth is expected over the next 20 years. As expected, the largest job growth is in urban areas. Atlanta, GA is projected to have the most job growth at ...
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    How to Evaluate a Charity

    How to Evaluate a Charity
    I once frequented a pet-supply store where, on the counter next to the cash register, there was a forlorn-looking canister labeled, “Donation for homeless cat and dog.” While I don’t deny that animal rescues are deserving charities, I couldn’t help but think that a random dirty jar on a countertop is not a very effective way to solicit cash. In the ...
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    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?

    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?
    Women are more visible in the political realm than ever before: Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton have all made it to the top of their profession. To a casual observer, it may seem as though American women are breaking the proverbial glass ceiling. They’re not. Despite our status as the world’s premier democracy, the United States ranks 74th in ...
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    Sacramento Association for the Retarded nonprofit's demise leaves trail of questions

    Sacramento Association for the Retarded nonprofit's demise leaves trail of questions
    First of two parts A venerable local nonprofit, known for years as the Sacramento Association for the Retarded, quietly and without warning closed its doors this summer. The organization heads to bankruptcy court next week. While the closure shocked some advocates, warning signs were visible for years to anyone watching closely. Beginning in 1950, SAR had been a local beacon for ...
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    Boost Your Internet Marketing Impact With Google Analytics

    [photo:12724] As pressure to perform grows for nonprofit marketing, many of you are trying to redefine priorities in your new, more streamlined environment. The most effective way to define your nonprofit communications priorities is to evaluate what strategies are working best, and do more of them. But as you told me a couple of years ago, only 37% of nonprofits track ...
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    Copycat Charity Called Sneaky

    Copycat Charity Called Sneaky
    Sacramento County households have been receiving yellow postcards in the mail soliciting donations of clothes and other household items for charity. The cards closely resemble those previously used by a local nonprofit most people knew as SAR -- or the Sacramento Association for the Retarded. The cards, however, are careful near-duplicates meant to steer donations to a local thrift store ...
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    Write Your Resume With a Branding Statement

    Write Your Resume With a Branding Statement
    If you brand it will they come? While it may sound like one big field of dreams, a carefully crafted and customized personal brand will not only convey your value and define your vision it will also offer a unique perspective to prospective employers and hiring managers. It’s all about marketing yourself in the way that is going to get you ...
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    5 Reasons Taglines are lmportant for Fundraising

    5 Reasons Taglines are lmportant for Fundraising
    Welcome back to guest blogger Tamara Mendelsohn, Director of Marketing for Eventbrite for Causes, a sponsor of the 2010 Nonprofit Tagline Awards (a.k.a., The Taggies). Tamara focuses day in and day out on making events more productive for nonprofits and has a valuable recommendation to share… This year, the Taggies have added a category for special event taglines. (You can enter ...
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    Elephants Raise 1.5 Million for Charity in London

    Elephants Raise 1.5 Million for Charity in London
    As the city’s biggest outdoor art event and conservation project comes to an end, an auction of fiberglass elephants raises heaps of cash to save the real elephants in Asia from extinction. In May, a herd of colorful fiberglass elephants arrived on the streets of London, all of them designed by famous artists and fashion designers. Wednesday night at a star-studded ...
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