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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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    PROMISES, PROMISES: Jobs bill won't add many jobs

    PROMISES, PROMISES: Jobs bill won't add many jobs
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It sounds great: A big jobs bill that would hand President Barack Obama a badly needed victory and please Republicans with tax cuts at the same time. But there's a problem: It won't actually create many jobs. Even the Obama administration acknowledges the legislation's centerpiece - a tax cut for businesses that hire unemployed workers - would work ...
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    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career

    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
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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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    Private Colleges Aim to Rein In Loan-Free Financial Aid

    Private Colleges Aim to Rein In Loan-Free Financial Aid
    In the last year, the nation's private colleges have laid off staff, shelved construction projects, slashed sports teams and turned down thermostats to cut costs. But student financial aid has kept flowing. Now the weak economy is forcing some institutions to limit their generosity after many of them doubled or even tripled financial aid over the last decade to attract more ...
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    Woman Pleads Guilty in PA Exchange Scandal

    Woman Pleads Guilty in PA Exchange Scandal
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A woman accused of placing foreign exchange students in filthy homes in northeastern Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Tuesday to child endangerment in a case that revealed weak federal oversight of companies that bring thousands of students a year to the United States. Edna Burgette, 69, pleaded guilty in Lackawanna County Court to three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare ...
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
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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 ...
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    Salvation Army Receives Forged Holiday Check

    Salvation Army Receives Forged Holiday Check
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Salvation Army thought it had received a grand gift ahead of Christmas - a $25,000 check. But the donation turned out to be an expensive hoax that may force the charity to cut back on winter assistance for the needy. Investigators said Wednesday that more than a dozen Charleston-area charities received fake checks before Christmas purporting ...
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    For the Unemployed, New Job Often Means a Pay Cut

    For the Unemployed, New Job Often Means a Pay Cut
    Unemployed for nearly a year, David Becker was relieved to land a new job in information technology last summer. The offer carried a price, though: It was a lower-rung job than the one Becker had lost. He had to uproot his family from Wisconsin to Nevada. And, like many formerly jobless people who find work these days, Becker is now paid ...
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    Thousands Feared Dead after Powerful Haiti quake

    Thousands Feared Dead after Powerful Haiti quake
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after a powerful earthquake flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods. Officials feared thousands - perhaps more than 100,000 - may have perished but there was no firm count. Death was everywhere in Port-au-Prince. Bodies of tiny children were ...
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    Nonprofit Sues Davidson, N.C. Estate for Payment of $5 Million Pledge

    Nonprofit Sues Davidson, N.C. Estate for Payment of $5 Million Pledge
    A nonprofit foundation to support Jewish educational programs seeks nearly $5 million from the estate of Bill Davidson, the late founder of Guardian Industries Corp. and Detroit Pistons owner, in a lawsuit at Oakland County Probate Court. New York-based Areivim Philanthropic Group Inc., founded and chaired by philanthropist and past hedge fund operator Michael Steinhardt, has filed a civil action against ...
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    Vibrant Haitian Art Vanishes in the Dust

    Men walk past a mural of voodoo representations of death in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday, January 20, 2010. CAROLYN COLE / MCT Port-au-Prince, Haiti - The vibrant murals that once adorned the walls of the Cathedrale of Sainte Trinite - created in the 1950s by some of the giants of Haitian art - are now largely dust, part of the gray ...
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    The U.S. Income Gap

    Though the income gap in the United States has slowly decreased over the last few decades, there still remains a significant disparity in income between genders and across races. The earnings of Black women are much closer to the US average than those of their male counterparts, and the trend is similar for those of Hispanic descent. It is also notable ...
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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 ...
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    University Fundraising Falls 12 Percent in 2009

    University Fundraising Falls 12 Percent in 2009
    SEATTLE (AP) -- Charitable contributions to colleges and universities plummeted an average 11.9 percent nationwide in 2009, the steepest drop in at least three decades, according to a new report. Individual giving dropped in both dollars and participation numbers. Gifts for endowments and new buildings saw the biggest decreases, according to the Council for Aid to Education, which released its 2009 ...
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    Increased Need for College Food Banks

    Increased Need for College Food Banks
    ALLENDALE, Mich. (Detroit Free Press)--They aren't places where you'd expect to find food pantries, available to help those people stretching to make ends meet. But at Michigan State University, there has been a 25% increase since 2008 in the number of students who visit its student-run food bank. Grand Valley State University opened a food pantry in April to help students ...
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    US nonprofits sue over patent to feed hungry

    US nonprofits sue over patent to feed hungry
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A pair of American nonprofits want to ramp up production in the next year of a high-protein peanut butter-like paste that could feed some of the more than 1 billion people around the world who don't have enough to eat. But Breedlove Foods Inc. and the Mama Cares Foundation believe one thing stands in their way: ...
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    Obama's Budget Proposal Will Slow Down Fundraising and Donations for Nonprofits

    Obama's Budget Proposal Will Slow Down Fundraising and Donations for Nonprofits
    President Obama's budget proposals to reduce tax deductions for charitable donations and freeze discretionary spending will harm fundraising for nonprofit hospitals by thwarting giving by wealthy donors and drying up funds meant to help the poor and underinsured, according to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy whose members direct fundraising for some 2,200 hospitals and health care systems across the U.S. and ...
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