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    CDC Software to buy gomembers, terms not disclosed

    CDC Software to buy gomembers, terms not disclosed
    ATLANTA — Business software company CDC Software Corp. said Monday it agreed to buy gomembers Inc., a provider of software-as-service products for nonprofit and non-governmental organizations. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, gomembers provides business software products to nonprofits such as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International, Water Research Foundation, the University of Iowa and the U.S. ...
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    How Spy Strategies can Strengthen Your Marketing

    [photo:13013] I’m fascinated by the Russian spy ring’s attempt to extract U.S. secrets. They counted on their ability to burrow deep into typical American life to develop their understanding of the U.S. government’s goals and strategies. One of their primary strategies in doing so - knowing their “audience,” the neighbors and other folks who had to believe they were just “regular ...
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    Bank of America Invests $20 Million in U.S. and U.K. to Support Nonprofits

    Bank of America Invests $20 Million in U.S. and U.K. to Support Nonprofits
    Bank of America has announced the recipients of its 2009 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI), which includes nonprofits in 44 U.S. communities and London that will receive investments totaling $20 million. The nonprofit recipients, known as Neighborhood Builders, each receive $200,000 in unrestricted grants, which can be used for operating expenses and to build capacity, a significant need among nonprofits in the ...
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    The Greening of a University: The St. John’s Sustainability Initiative

    The Greening of a University: The St. John’s Sustainability Initiative
    There is a growing awareness at the board level, as there is throughout society, that sustainability and conserving energy are very important priorities. It is a wonderful way to use the university’s enormous resources —the faculty, students, and the administration—to give back to society. Our primary function has always been education, but beyond that there is so much more a university ...
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    Use Your Vacation Time Wisely

    [photo:13078] Working all year without a vacation is like driving a car for 12 months without stopping to change the oil. You might keep running, but you're probably heading for a breakdown. "Vacations are an easy way to recharge the batteries and regroup for the next challenge," says Judy Meleliat, senior vice president for Xylo, a Web-based work-life solutions provider that's ...
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    5 Social Media Tips for Beginners

    [photo:13117] I want to welcome guest blogger Colleen Farrell. As senior director of marketing and communications at New York Cares, New York City’s largest volunteer organization, she is a master communicator re: volunteer engagement. Today, Colleen shares some social media insights for volunteer communications… I’ve been immersed in social media for several years, but like everyone else, have much to learn. ...
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    GM's Money Trees

    GM's Money Trees
    I am standing in the shadow of General Motors' $1 tree. It's a native guaricica, with pale white bark and a spreading crown that looms about 40 feet above my head. Hanging from its trunk is a small plaque that identifies it as tree No. 129. I've come here, to the verdant chaos of Brazil's Atlantic forest, to understand the far-reaching ...
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    Sherman Alexie: Don't Call Me Warrior

    Sherman Alexie: Don't Call Me Warrior
    America's most famous Indian author on Obama's tribe, Native wannabes, and why Kindles aren't sexy. Sherman Alexie's literary ambitions often collide with his unofficial role as America's most famous Indian author. So he suspects that his new short-story collection, War Dances, which features some distinctly unsavory Native American protagonists, might tick off sensitive readers. "I'm going to get grief from certain ...
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    How Major News Can Help Your Nonprofit

    How Major News Can Help Your Nonprofit
    I was thrilled last Thursday to receive this timely e-news alert from HealthRight International.  It’s nonprofit marketing at it’s finest. This scrappy organization doing fantastic grassroots public health work worldwide had learned just a week prior that it had a fantastic marketing opportunity on its hands: Hillary Clinton had selected its Smile of the Sun center in Hanoi (a model for ...
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    Salesforce.com Announce Success of Philanthropy Model

    Salesforce.com Announce Success of Philanthropy Model
    The Salesforce.com Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the company, has announced the growing success of its mission to inspire companies around the world to give 1 percent of their resources forward to support organizations that are making the world a better place. Today, foundation officials say, "hundreds of companies of all sizes including Atlassian, C-Level Management, FinancialForce.com, Google, LiveOps, NewVoiceMedia and ...
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    Senate inaction jeopardized unemployment benefits

    Senate inaction jeopardized unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed Friday to extend programs for laid-off workers, jeopardizing unemployment benefits scheduled to expire over the weekend. The benefits are part of a larger package of government programs, from highway funding to loans for small businesses, set to expire Sunday because senators couldn't agree on how to pay to keep them going. The House passed a bill ...
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    $25M Set Aside for Appalachian Housing

    $25M Set Aside for Appalachian Housing
    A Kentucky-based nonprofit group will help low-income home buyers tap into $25 million in federal funding set aside for four central Appalachian states. The Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises in Berea, Ky., said the arrangement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the first of its kind in the nation. "The need for housing is pretty awesome in this region," said ...
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    Program helps build careers in construction

    Program helps build careers in construction
    Kevin Fintak wants a career that will last. He thought he had one as a carpenter building residential homes, but last year, after nine years on the job, he was laid off - among the many casualties of a worsening economy. Now, Fintak sees roads as the answer. "There is always going to be road work in the future," said ...
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    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience

    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience
    Resilience. Stick-to-itiveness. Takes a lickin’, keeps on tickin’. Just a few thoughts that stay top of mind as I ride the ups and downs of the quest for a new job. Admittedly, it takes a pretty tough coating on your ego to handle the repeated rejections. Not all rejections are an outright, “No, we are not offering you the position.” Rather, ...
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    Economists Give KIPP a Passing Grade

    KIPP, the innovative charter school program that's garnered praise for its extended school hours and success in getting its students to nearly double their proficiency in math an reading during middle school, got a big boost from a group of economists affiliated with MIT the National Bureau of Economic Research. The group set out to determine if the magic that ...
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    Vast Majority of Americans Say They Have the "Ideal Job"

    According to a new Gallup poll, seven in 10 Americans say they have the ideal job for themselves. Color me astounded. One thing this poll shows is that Americans don't know the definition of "ideal" because this is obviously totally crazy from a literal standpoint. Anyone who says they have the ideal job would have a marginally better job if they ...
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    Chicago nursing home wants nonprofit to take over

    Chicago nursing home wants nonprofit to take over
    CHICAGO — The owners of a troubled Chicago nursing home say they want to sell or lease the building to a nonprofit that could run it as a mental illness treatment center — a move quickly criticized by advocates of supportive housing. A nonprofit organization could develop a "state-of-the-art" facility for the treatment of mental illness, Somerset Place administrator Nathan Langsner ...
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    How to Politely Refuse a Plastic Bag

    This flyer by the fashion illustrator Julia Durgee offers tongue-in-cheek responses you can employ when a store clerk tries to give you a plastic bag that you don't want, and which will contribute to the planet's ruin. See the Full Flyer! [photo:8978] About GOOD Magazine: GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do ...
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    House passes jobs bill despite doubts

    House passes jobs bill despite doubts
    WASHINGTON – Despite doubts among many lawmakers that it will create many jobs, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that hire the jobless a temporary payroll tax break. The measure passed 217-201 on a mostly party-line vote. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year. Some Democrats feel the approximately $35 billion jobs bill ...
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    Billions for Haiti, a criticism for every dollar

    Billions for Haiti, a criticism for every dollar
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The world's bill for the Haitian earthquake is large and growing — now $2.2 billion — and so is the criticism about how the money is being spent. A half-million homeless received tarps and tents; far more are still waiting under soggy bed sheets in camps that reek of human waste. More than 4.3 million people got emergency ...
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