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    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership

    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership
    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 28, 2010 –The Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, One Economy Corporation and National Disability Institute (NDI) have partnered to bring free tax preparation and filing services to consumers nationwide. The initiative will also help educate consumers, and provide free preparation and filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal income tax credit of which many are ...
    Published about 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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    Google gives $2M grant to Wikipedia Foundation

    Google gives $2M grant to Wikipedia Foundation
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google Inc., the Internet's most profitable company, is giving $2 million to support Wikipedia, a volunteer-driven reference tool that has emerged as one of the Web's most-read sites. The donation announced Wednesday matches the largest grant made so far to Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit group that oversees the 7-year-old Wikipedia. Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar also donated $2 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Cities for Young Adults

    Are you a relatively educated, culturally with-it young person looking to live in a city with same? Well, here is your list of places to live. Above, from left to right and top to bottom, are America's best metropolitan areas for young adults, as calculated by Portfolio. They picked cities with "strong growth rates, moderate cost of living, and lots ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    For too many nonprofits, charity starts at the top

    For too many nonprofits, charity starts at the top
    In Cornelius, a nonprofit set up to help people in debt paid its chief executive more than $5 million - nearly everything it had. In Anson County, a charity that worked to keep troubled children in school paid its leader about $300,000 a year, roughly twice as much as the county superintendent of schools. In Spartanburg, a nonprofit religious broadcaster paid ...
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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 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm

    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm
    The poor job market has led many job seekers to be creative, seeking work in fields they may not have explored before. But for those who believe moving from a for-profit arena into the nonprofit world may give them more options, the transition may not be that easy. "I think many nonprofits are using more management techniques found in the business ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Common Ground: Nonprofit Creates Ties With Women in Uzbekistan

    A Common Ground: Nonprofit Creates Ties With Women in Uzbekistan
    Dec. 2--PASADENA -- Four leaders of Central Asia's nonprofit world got a taste of life at an American nonprofit Tuesday. So the job-resource center Women at Work in Pasadena was common ground for the Uzbek women -- Gulnora Yusupova, Jamila Abdullaeva, Albina Belevich and Saida Turakulova -- as they met with officials from the Pasadena nonprofit. They were in the ...
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    Bill Gates Launches Blog and Twitter Account

    Bill Gates Launches Blog and Twitter Account
    A day after he entered the world of Twitter, Bill Gates is weighing in with his first personal blog. The Gates Notes, which just launched, is an online forum where several times a week the Microsoft co-founder plans to shares his thoughts on the Gates Foundation and his personal interests in energy and the environment. A good chunk of the blog ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Heavy Rains Swamp Camps Holding Haiti's Homeless

    Heavy Rains Swamp Camps Holding Haiti's Homeless
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — One of the heaviest rainfalls since Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake swamped homeless camps Friday, sweeping screaming residents into eddies of water, overflowing latrines and panicking thousands. The overnight downpour sent water coursing down the slopes of a former golf course that now serves as a temporary home for about 45,000 people. There were no reports of deaths ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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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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    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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Haiti Text Donations to Red Cross Pass $5M

    Haiti Text Donations to Red Cross Pass $5M
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. cell phone users have contributed more than $5 million in $10 increments to the Red Cross for Haiti disaster relief, by far the largest outpouring of support via mobile devices in history. The response to the devastating earthquake produced the highest amount of mobile donations "that we have ever seen," said Jenifer Snyder, executive director of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Walmart Gives $2 Billion to Fight Hunger

    Walmart Gives $2 Billion to Fight Hunger
    Walmart announced today that they will give $2 billion in cash and food to the nation's food banks, recorded as one of the largest corporate donations, according to The New York Times. The company plans to give 1.1 billion pounds of food to food banks and provide $250 million to help those organizations improve their programs. A recent survey by Feeding ...
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    Arts an Easy Target for States to Slash

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Ben Ahlvers is a full-time arts education coordinator, but his passion is with the fanciful creatures, human figures and oversized hammers he fashions from clay. The nationally recognized ceramic artist was chosen to receive a fellowship from the Kansas Arts Commission to attend an artist residency in Montana. But after Kansas officials cut the commission's budget midyear ...
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    New Yorkers Rackstraw Downes, Deborah Eisenberg, Theodore Zoli Get MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

    New Yorkers Rackstraw Downes, Deborah Eisenberg, Theodore Zoli Get MacArthur 'Genius Grants'
    A painter, a bridge builder and a short-story writer are three New Yorkers with a new title - "genius." Artist Rackstraw Downes, author Deborah Eisenberg and structural engineer Theodore Zoli are among 24 people tapped to receive $500,000 MacArthur Fellow grants. "I still can't quite believe it," said Eisenberg. "It didn't sound like a prank, but it's so impossible that you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1