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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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    Top 10 Aphrodisiacs

    Cook up something extra special this V-Day! Yup. That’s right. That holiday is just around the corner: V-Day, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day. And with V-Day comes aphrodisiacs. Some of these we all know – like oysters – but there are others, like animal horns and exotic bugs, that you likely don’t. Next Page: The Traditional→ [page] Oysters Since we ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nonprofit Fundraising 'On the Go' With New iPhone App

    Nonprofit Fundraising 'On the Go' With New iPhone App
    AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest fundraising tool for participants in the 2010 Hill Country Ride for AIDS comes by way of the mobile device. The Central Texas nonprofit today launched its new iPhone® application, further equipping event participants with the technology solutions they need to reach more donors and be more successful in their peer-to-peer fundraising efforts. Developed ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month

    Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is likely to average 95,000 more jobs each month this year, while personal savings will remain high as credit remains tight, according to a White House report released Thursday. The Council of Economic Advisers also trumpeted the $787 billion economic stimulus package, which it said has saved or created about 2 million jobs. In ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Haiti judge: Detained Americans should be released

    Haiti judge: Detained Americans should be released
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The Haitian judge deciding whether 10 U.S. missionaries should face trial on charges of trying to take a busload of children out of the country said Thursday he will recommend that they be released provisionally while the investigation continues. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil must now send his recommendation to the prosecutor, who may agree or object, but the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nonprofit scrutiny

    Nonprofit scrutiny
    We are all responsible for deciding which charities we will, and will not, support. But we also need some government help that we aren't getting. McClatchy Newspapers recently reported that a small number of nonprofit organization executives in other areas of the state are paying themselves ridiculously high salaries. And the government agencies that should be catching these parasites aren't doing ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Whole Foods Markets Start New Campaign in 2010 for Nonprofits

    Whole Foods Markets Start New Campaign in 2010 for Nonprofits
    To kick off the New Year, Whole Foods Market invites shoppers to share their aspirations for living and giving through in-store declarations and a new Facebook application that will give back to three national non-profit food organizations. In lieu of traditional New Year's resolutions, Whole Foods Market's first-ever Facebook application encourages shoppers to declare "This is my year to...," choosing a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Jobless claims fall unexpectedly as layoffs ease

    Jobless claims fall unexpectedly as layoffs ease
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week, a sign the job market is healing as the economy slowly recovers. New jobless claims have dropped steadily since September, raising hopes that the economy may soon begin creating jobs and the unemployment rate could decline. That, in turn, would give households more ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Interest in Homegrown Charities on the Rise: Many Organizers Find that a Big Heart Isn't Enough

    Interest in Homegrown Charities on the Rise: Many Organizers Find that a Big Heart Isn't Enough
    Starting your own charity has been a popular idea in these recessionary times, spurred both by downsized workers re-evaluating their career choice and what some have called the Compassion Boom. "There's a high interest right now, tied to fact that the economy has people thinking about what they want to do," said Margaret Linnane, executive director of the decade-old Philanthropy & ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Clinton Foundation Draws Eclectic Donor List

    Clinton Foundation Draws Eclectic Donor List
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton's charity drew an international roster of donors last year, ranging from Norway and Oman to foreign lotteries, businessmen and celebrities, a contributor list released under an ethics promise by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton showed. A donor rundown disclosed on New Year's Day by the William J. Clinton Foundation shows that in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Reid seeks extension of jobless aid

    Reid seeks extension of jobless aid
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Majority Leader Harry Reid is pressing to extend unemployment benefits and health insurance subsidies for the jobless through December as he and Republicans try to figure out a way to clear the Senate's plate of business left over from last year. Reid also hopes to keep helping cash-strapped states with their Medicaid budgets, he said Tuesday on the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Try Volunteering, Grads Advise

    Try Volunteering, Grads Advise
    To the list of things university graduates need nowadays to get ahead, career adviser Jason Connell adds one major, perhaps surprising, attribute: a willingness to work for free. Connell, 24, makes a modest living advising students how to volunteer with non-profit groups, locally and abroad, after graduating, rather than working for pay. Doing so can provide unparalleled personal growth, he said, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Across US, Outpouring of Grief and Help for Haiti

    Across US, Outpouring of Grief and Help for Haiti
    MIAMI (AP) -- Hans Mardy has dialed the numbers hundreds of times, praying someone - his father, his sister, one of four brothers - will pick up the phone. He waits, passport in pocket, ready to board the next flight to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. He writes frantic text messages. "Are you alive? What happened? Give me a sign of life." No ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Haitian Earthquake Relief Organizations

    Haitian Earthquake Relief Organizations
    A fatal earthquake struck the impoverished capital of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The exact number of fatalities is unknown but the State Department is estimating that at least 1.8 million people live within the area where the 7.0 Richter scale earthquake was at it's highest intensity. NonProfitPeople.com is compiling a list of relief efforts' details and links for ways to be involved ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    Washington Government Shares Plans for School Reform

    Washington Government Shares Plans for School Reform
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire has a long list of education reforms she wants the Legislature to approve to set Washington up to compete for federal Race to the Top dollars, including a plan to put experienced teachers back on probation after several years of poor evaluations. The governor's K-12 education policy adviser, Judy Hartmann, presented her reform plan ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2