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    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds

    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds
    The proportion of charitable organizations reporting decreased contributions rose for the second consecutive year but remained comparable to results for late 2008 and early 2009, the eighth annual nonprofit economic survey by GuideStar shows. Some 51 percent reported decreased contributions. The latest results are consistent, however, with the 52 percent of respondents who reported decreased contributions in each of two ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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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    Donors save Life House: The nonprofit that serves at-risk youths

    Donors save Life House: The nonprofit that serves at-risk youths
    Dec. 2--A little more than a year since a lack of money threatened to close its doors for good, Life House now has extended hours and money in the bank. 80 percent in the past 15 months, to take it from a $30,000 deficit to financial stability, said Kim Crawford, executive director of the organization. "The community stood up in a ...
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    Green Dot Charter Schools Founder Repays Group $50,866

    Green Dot Charter Schools Founder Repays Group $50,866
    LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles charter school founder has repaid his organization more than $50,000 after an internal review found that expenses he had charged were undocumented or unjustified. The Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site Tuesday that Steve Barr's repayment was disclosed in a tax return filed this year by Green Dot Public Schools. Green Dot chairman Shane Martin ...
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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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    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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    EDITORIAL: Sinking Lifelines

    EDITORIAL: Sinking Lifelines
    Here's the toll the recession is taking on social service organizations like food banks and soup kitchens. The Washington Post reports the Nonprofit Finance Fund says 93 percent of nonprofits that provide "lifeline" services anticipated increased demand this year. However, only 16 percent thought they would have enough in their operating budgets in 2009 and 2010 to make ends meet. In ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Region's Nonprofits Braving Recession

    Region's Nonprofits Braving Recession
    A prolonged recession has not discouraged Charlottes-ville-area nonprofits from reaching out to the community in new ways while keeping budgets in line. Cristine Nardi, executive director of the region’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence, said a challenging economy often lessens revenues while increasing the community’s demands on nonprofits. However, Nardi said, local nonprofits remain strong. “Nonprofits aren’t blithely dancing through this recession,” ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    Good Idea: Vacant Storefronts to Get Decked Out for Charity

    Good Idea: Vacant Storefronts to Get Decked Out for Charity
    Downtown Greensboro Inc. and the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro have come up with a way to brighten the holidays, spruce up some unused storefronts and assist local nonprofits. The groups have arranged for a dozen organizations — such as the Alzheimer’s Association and Win Win Resolutions — to get their messages out by decorating the windows of vacant buildings ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    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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    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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    More FEMA Follies

    More than two years after Hurricane Katrina evacuees moved into emergency trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the government admitted that the air inside many of the trailers contained dangerous levels of poisonous formaldehyde. A 79-page report, issued in July by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general, documents a series of poor decisions at FEMA, including a ...
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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 about 9 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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