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    Business Coaching to Urge Nonprofit Organizations to Radically Rethink How they do Business

    Business Coaching to Urge Nonprofit Organizations to Radically Rethink How they do Business
    As the demand for the services offered by non-profits is increasing, the recession is placing severe pressure points on their ability to serve their communities. Brad Sugars, ActionCOACH founder and Chairman And now with the year winding down and moving us closer into the Holidays –the biggest, most critical time for fundraising, nonprofit groups are finding that the money just isn't ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Charity: Who Cares?

    Americans lead the world in charitable contributions, giving $300 billion a year to charities. Sounds like a lot right? But this is just a drop in the bucket compared to the over One Trillion Dollars needed to keep US charities in operation, more than the US government collects in taxes. The rest comes from their own assets, government support, and foreign ...
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    Laid-off Wall Streeters take stock, start fresh

    Laid-off Wall Streeters take stock, start fresh
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Eighteen months without a job. Fourteen months. Twelve. It's been a long, dry spell for many of the suit-clad Wall Streeters who were handed their pink slips before hardly anyone was talking recovery. But sit down with a handful of ex-finance industry workers volunteering to work for free as interns in a city-sponsored retraining program, and they ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Anonymous donors take care to hide their identity

    Anonymous donors take care to hide their identity
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The gold coins have arrived in much the same manner every year for the past four years: An anonymous donor dropped each one into a Salvation Army kettle somewhere in Fort Myers, Fla. Each coin was tucked inside a small plastic case with a neatly handwritten note that said simply, "In memory of Mimi." Every holiday season, such ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    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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    'Town Square' on Web: "Xtreme Visibility" for Nonprofits

    'Town Square' on Web: "Xtreme Visibility" for Nonprofits
    Dec. 11 - MANATEE - A new Web site is promising Manatee County nonprofit organizations "Xtreme visibility" to get their messages out to prospective donors and volunteers who can help make a difference in the community. Manatee Connects, a project of the Manatee Community Foundation and partners including the Bradenton Herald, is up and running at www.manateeconnects.org. About 70 nonprofit ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Good Idea: Local Virginia Business Helps Groups Get Discounts on Signs

    Good Idea: Local Virginia Business Helps Groups Get Discounts on Signs
    Ameristamp Offers Help Groups Can Get Discounts on Signs As nonprofit and charitable organizations struggle today with reduced budgets, a local business, AmeriStamp SIGN-A-RAMA, 1300 N. Royal Ave., is offering assistance to qualifying groups. The assistance will be provided through the business' "Signs of Support" grant program, which invites any nonprofit organization to apply online for assistance in 2010 in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    12 Things to Never Say to Older and Younger Coworkers

    With the downturn in the US economy, workplaces are becoming more and more diverse age-wise. Older workers are working alongside younger workers as people at every stage in their health care career are getting laid off. With this generational gap among health care workers widening, there’s a lot of potential for miscommunication or differing perspectives. Though many people will absolutely ...
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    What Experienced Workers Can Gain from Internships

    What Experienced Workers Can Gain from Internships
    By Matt Villano | Monster Contributing Writer  Out of gainful employment, out of job offers and running out of savings, Scott Stevens of Portland, Oregon, has turned to a familiar strategy to gain experience and keep his skills fresh: The internship. In spring 2009, Stevens, 35, took an internship on a sustainable tourism project for Travel Portland, a nonprofit destination ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Networking at Work is Important for New Hires

    Networking at Work is Important for New Hires
    After you’ve successfully completed a job search, shouldn’t networking be the last thing on your mind? Not so, say networking experts. In fact, internal networking, right from the beginning, is key to maintaining the upward trajectory of your career. Here’s how to successfully launch your networking campaign at a new job. Why Network from the Start? “When you start in a ...
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    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends

    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends
    With the national unemployment rate above 10 percent and Kentucky's even higher, it's a fair bet that most people this holiday season know someone struggling to find a job in our slowly recovering economy. Rather than a manufactured trinket, here are eight gift ideas you the employed person can give that might help the unemployed land the biggest gift of all: ...
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    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes

    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes
    By Wendy S. Enelow, Monster Contributing Writer Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what you include in your thank-you letter may have already been communicated during your interview, there is nothing more effective than ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Find a Job Over the Holidays

    How to Find a Job Over the Holidays
    OFFICE PARTIES: Conquering the holiday office party doesn't just mean keeping track of how much you drink. Seasonal social events can be the best opportunity to network within your company, so you may want to consider veering away from the buffet line. "Whether you're the life of the party or full of social anxiety when it comes to holiday events, it's ...
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