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    Nonprofit pushes education leadership jobs

    Nonprofit pushes education leadership jobs
    Graduate students working toward degrees in business, law or public policy might find an unusual recruiter at their next job fair. Here's the pitch: Forget about that cushy firm job. Why not work for a public school or an education nonprofit? You don't have to be a teacher or a principal. You could be a business manager or a chief executive. ...
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    School's in, despite Tiger's many woes

    School's in, despite Tiger's many woes
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Outside the Tiger Woods Learning Center, visitors are welcomed with a message etched in concrete and another time. "Tiger," it says, "thank you for being an adult role model." Inside, past a huge bronze sculpture of Woods and his father in the lobby, eager fifth-graders wielding scalpels and tweezers are busy dissecting squid. In another classroom, they're studying ...
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    California Nonprofits Receive More than $4 Million from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to Provide Emergency Services

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 - The Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced it has provided $4.3 million in grants to California nonprofits this year, as part of its strategic focus on supporting organizations providing critical services to populations disproportionately affected by the economic downturn. Bank of America augmented its focus on basic human services in 2009 as a response to ...
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    Nonprofits scramble for donations

    Dec. 14--So many nonprofit organizations have put out pleas for help that anyone with an extra few dollars might be hard-pressed to choose among them. The United Way of Greater High Point, for example, might have to cut grants to partner agencies by up to 10 percent -- meaning at least one agency might not be able to take clients to ...
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    Donated space breathes life into nonprofit organizations

    Dec. 14--At a time of economic stress when every dollar is precious, one donation that may not cost a thing is space. For nonprofit organizations that receive a gift of space, the donation can be as precious as money. "It's been a wonderful, wonderful gift for us," said Suzanne Miller-Cormier, director of Central Virginia's Legal Information Network for Cancer, which moved ...
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    Clinton asks groups to make Haiti self-sufficient

    Clinton asks groups to make Haiti self-sufficient
    Former President Bill Clinton is urging the aid groups serving Haiti's devastated communities to help rebuild the country's government and ultimately put themselves out of business by fostering a self-sufficient nation. Clinton, the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, spoke to representatives of the aid groups Thursday, ahead of a critical U.N. donors conference next week at which Haitian officials are ...
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    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits

    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits
    WASHINGTON – As Congress raced to leave Washington for its Easter recess, a Republican senator blocked a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt. As a result, some people who have been out of work for more than six months will at least temporarily lose benefits. Newly jobless people ...
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    Charities still stung by Madoff scandal year later

    Charities still stung by Madoff scandal year later
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nancy Falchuk will never forget the phone call. She was in Boston, it was raining and the news was bad. Hadassah, the century-old Jewish charity she had been elected to lead a year earlier, had just lost a big chunk of its endowment in a Ponzi scheme - maybe as much as $90 million. The man responsible ...
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    Landmarks, cities worldwide unplug for Earth Hour

    Landmarks, cities worldwide unplug for Earth Hour
    LONDON (AP) -- Europe's best known landmarks - including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome's Colosseum - fell dark Saturday, following Sydney's Opera House and Beijing's Forbidden City in joining a global climate change protest, as lights were switched off across the world to mark the Earth Hour event. In the United States, the lights went out at the Empire ...
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    First Whatcom Giveathon in Bellingham to benefit nonprofits

    Dec. 15--BELLINGHAM -- Twenty-two nonprofit organizations will get some holiday cheer this season, thanks to the first Whatcom Giveathon on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave., gathers groups that help others under one roof, providing the public a one-stop shop for charitable gift-giving. It also will give people a ...
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    City Year Tackles the High School Dropout Crisis

    City Year corps members based in Los Angeles write about their experiences I walk through the metal gates leading to Union Avenue Elementary School. There are only a few children sitting in line, waiting for everyone else to arrive. The sun is still rising over the California mountains, but I am bright. I have already seen yellow today. There was ...
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    Obama Signing Student Loan Reform in Virginia

    Obama Signing Student Loan Reform in Virginia
    WASHINGTON — Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. Both domestic priorities came in one bill, pushed through by Democrats in the House and Senate and signed into law by a beaming president. The new ...
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    An MBA Christmas: The Holiday Job Hunt

    An MBA Christmas: The Holiday Job Hunt
    The holiday break is the perfect time to gain an edge on the competition if you're an MBA student searching for an internship or full-time job. "The worst thing anyone can do is just sit back at this stage," says Jackie Wilbur, director of career development at the MIT Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan Full-Time MBA Profile). Although some career ...
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    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:10615] April Fools is just around the corner, and that means you've either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are planning to take some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure that you don't cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these ...
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    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz
    NonprofitPeople created the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ? quiz to help you learn more about all the winter holidays. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Why do we hang ...
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    Big firms are big catalysts for fund: BofA, Duke Energy and Wachovia-Wells Fargo each gave $250,000 to support charities

    Big firms are big catalysts for fund: BofA, Duke Energy and Wachovia-Wells Fargo each gave $250,000 to support charities
    By Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Dec. 16--Charlotte's corporate community has come through again for local charities, giving $750,000 in donations to the recently created Community Catalyst Fund. Bank of America, Duke Energy and Wachovia-Wells Fargo have each given $250,000 to the fund through their foundations. All told, the three have donated about $10 million in recent weeks to ...
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    Stars Gather to Cover 'We Are the World' for Haiti

    Stars Gather to Cover 'We Are the World' for Haiti
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The charity anthem "We Are the World" has been rerecorded by 80 artists who came together in the same Hollywood studio where the original was cut 25 years ago. Pink, Natalie Cole, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, Brian Wilson and others stood shoulder-to-shoulder on risers at Henson Recording studios Monday night to raise money for Haiti ...
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    First Lady Meets with Lawmakers about Child Obesity

    First Lady Meets with Lawmakers about Child Obesity
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama invited a bipartisan group of lawmakers and Cabinet members to the White House Tuesday to help firm up plans for her national campaign against childhood obesity. The meeting signaled the first lady's intent to be involved not just in talking about the problem, but in crafting specific solutions. She wants to get families, schools, ...
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    Frustration, Protests at Haiti Aid Bottlenecks

    Frustration, Protests at Haiti Aid Bottlenecks
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The aid flooding into Haiti by plane and boat is not reaching earthquake victims quickly enough due to red tape, security fears, transportation bottlenecks and occasional corruption. Anger boiled into a protest Wednesday by hundreds of hungry people who jogged down a broad avenue in a Port-au-Prince suburb waving branches and chanting, "They stole the rice! They ...
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    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent

    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January's unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent as more people said they had jobs. Still, Friday's unemployment report showed just how deep the job crisis remains. The government now estimates 8.4 million jobs vanished in the Great Recession, and economists ...
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