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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 ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Increase Impact of Your Nonprofit's Emails

    Increase Impact of Your Nonprofit's Emails
    Q: Is it necessary (or valuable) to include a caveat at the end of emails coming from our organization? Dear Nancy, I enjoy reading the Getting Attention e-update and am glad to have an opportunity to improve our communications practice. Here’s the issue: I notice some of my colleagues here add this multi-line caveat at the end of their emails: This ...
    Published almost 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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    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 9 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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    United Nations appeals for nearly $1.5 billion for Haiti

    United Nations appeals for nearly $1.5 billion for Haiti
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations launched a new appeal Thursday for nearly $1.5 billion to help the 3 million Haitians affected by last month's devastating earthquake, its largest appeal ever for a natural disaster. The appeal, covering needs in 2010, is more than double the U.N.'s initial request on Jan. 15 for $562 million to help quake victims ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bill Clinton Talks Childhood Obesity, Heart Health

    Bill Clinton Talks Childhood Obesity, Heart Health
    NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he will manage his stress better after undergoing a procedure to unclog a blocked artery, but emphasized that he has no intention of slowing down. It would be a mistake to stop working, Clinton said at an event focusing on childhood obesity. "I've been given this gift of life by my ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nonprofit groups hang by thread waiting for state funds

    Nonprofit groups hang by thread waiting for state funds
    David Terrazino had tried everything he could think of to keep Youth Crossroads afloat, but with payday less than 24 hours away, all he could do was hope for a miracle — that the state of Illinois would actually pay its bills. The Berwyn organization, which counsels troubled young people, gets about half of its $700,000 budget from the state. But ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Volunteer to Clean Up the Oil Spill

    Volunteer to Clean Up the Oil Spill
    Oil is starting to cover the beaches and wildlife of Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Millions more gallons of crude may continue to hit these shorelines. Tonic readers, here's how you can help! The images and cries of oil-covered birds have been heartbreaking. As feared, the millions of gallons of crude oil that have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico since ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

    Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
    Hollywood's awards season is just beginning, and Kevin Bacon has already won. The 51-year-old actor, nominated for Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe awards for his starring turn in the TV movie "Taking Chance," will receive the Joel Siegel Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The award recognizes an entertainer's charitable efforts. Meryl Streep will present the honor to Bacon ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Reflects on a Year of Philanthropy

    Mouli Cohen, Founder and Chairman of Voltage Capital, spoke today about his views on the year 2009 in philanthropy. This has been an extraordinary year for the creation of new-media organizations and web sites, the entrepreneur and philanthropist mentions to us in an interview Thursday afternoon. “A big reason is the money that foundations and wealthy individuals are investing. Thousands of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Where will job growth be in the next 20 years?

    Unemployment may have dipped to 9.7 percent, but job growth is still lacking. Thankfully, this won't be the case forever. Mint.com, my favorite personal finance website, takes a look at where job growth is expected over the next 20 years. As expected, the largest job growth is in urban areas. Atlanta, GA is projected to have the most job growth at ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Evaluate a Charity

    How to Evaluate a Charity
    I once frequented a pet-supply store where, on the counter next to the cash register, there was a forlorn-looking canister labeled, “Donation for homeless cat and dog.” While I don’t deny that animal rescues are deserving charities, I couldn’t help but think that a random dirty jar on a countertop is not a very effective way to solicit cash. In the ...
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    Skill-Based Volunteerism Helps in Tight Economy

    Skill-Based Volunteerism Helps in Tight Economy
    As many in the non-profit community prepare resolutions and goals for the New Year, some are considering the challenges they will face as the corporations they depend on for financial support continue to restructure and reassess their giving. Deloitte LLC – a global firm that serves clients in a variety of areas, include accounting, assurance and advisory, risk, tax, management, financial, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?

    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?
    Women are more visible in the political realm than ever before: Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton have all made it to the top of their profession. To a casual observer, it may seem as though American women are breaking the proverbial glass ceiling. They’re not. Despite our status as the world’s premier democracy, the United States ranks 74th in ...
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Texas Nonprofit Leaders Create Networking Circle

    Texas Nonprofit Leaders Create Networking Circle
    Leaders of local nonprofit organizations are putting their heads together to share ideas, seek solutions and collaborate efforts. The Nonprofit Network of the Golden Crescent, the group's new working name awaiting approval of the majority of its membership, has been meeting since early last year. The group originated in 2008 at the University of Houston-Victoria's Center for Non-Profit Leadership under the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3