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    Launch Your Dream Business

    Launch Your Dream Business
    Know you want to work for yourself but aren’t sure where to start? This is the first post in a two part series on concrete steps you can take to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Brainstorm Ideas Sitting down with a pen and paper – either by yourself or with a creative group of friends or colleagues – is a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a hell of a lot to lose. And sometimes, whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Pepsi Grants for Nonprofits: $1.3 Million a Month

    Pepsi Grants for Nonprofits: $1.3 Million a Month
    Pepsi is looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Look around your community and think about how you want to change it. Nonprofit organizations are one of Pepsi's main categories for grants. $5k Up to 10 Awardees/Month Best for individuals who need to get an inspired idea off the ground. $25k Up to 10 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm

    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm
    The poor job market has led many job seekers to be creative, seeking work in fields they may not have explored before. But for those who believe moving from a for-profit arena into the nonprofit world may give them more options, the transition may not be that easy. "I think many nonprofits are using more management techniques found in the business ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Honored as Most Valued Non-Profit Brand

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Honored as Most Valued Non-Profit Brand
    CLEVELAND-- Top rankings for brand value, trust, and the charity people are most likely to donate to, affirm the strength of the 28-year promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R): the world's largest breast cancer organization: to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The 2010 rankings of non-profit organizations from global market research firm Harris Interactive last week ranked ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bill Gates Launches Blog and Twitter Account

    Bill Gates Launches Blog and Twitter Account
    A day after he entered the world of Twitter, Bill Gates is weighing in with his first personal blog. The Gates Notes, which just launched, is an online forum where several times a week the Microsoft co-founder plans to shares his thoughts on the Gates Foundation and his personal interests in energy and the environment. A good chunk of the blog ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Wired to Give: Web Tools, Social Media Broaden Philanthropic Reach

    Wired to Give: Web Tools, Social Media Broaden Philanthropic Reach
    TORONTO — Faisal Sethi had long been attuned to social issues, causes and environmental initiatives, but lamented not being more actively involved. Now he is spearheading a web-based effort to support noteworthy organizations and causes, and inviting others sharing the sentiment to do the same. But those looking to jump on board might be surprised that giving back won't require them ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Yorkers Rackstraw Downes, Deborah Eisenberg, Theodore Zoli Get MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

    New Yorkers Rackstraw Downes, Deborah Eisenberg, Theodore Zoli Get MacArthur 'Genius Grants'
    A painter, a bridge builder and a short-story writer are three New Yorkers with a new title - "genius." Artist Rackstraw Downes, author Deborah Eisenberg and structural engineer Theodore Zoli are among 24 people tapped to receive $500,000 MacArthur Fellow grants. "I still can't quite believe it," said Eisenberg. "It didn't sound like a prank, but it's so impossible that you ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Former Maine Artist Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

    Former Maine Artist Wins MacArthur Genius Grant
    Portland, ME - Rackstraw Downes, a New York painter with deep Maine roots, is among the recipients of this year's prestigious MacArthur Fellowships. The awards, announced Monday, come with $500,000 prizes over the next five years and carry no obligations, said the John D. and Catherine T.MacArthur Foundation, which administers the fellowships. They are designed to give recipients freedom to reflect, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Three Artists Win 500k "Genius" Awards

    Three Artists Win 500k "Genius" Awards
    Chicago, IL - The MacArthur Foundation bestowed its fellowship — popularly dubbed the "Genius Award" — to 24 lucky winners yesterday, and three visual artists were among the honorees: Mark Bradford, Camille Utterback, and Rackstraw Downes. The winners will receive $500,000 over five years in acknowledgment of the "exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work" that they have ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Cities for Young Adults

    Are you a relatively educated, culturally with-it young person looking to live in a city with same? Well, here is your list of places to live. Above, from left to right and top to bottom, are America's best metropolitan areas for young adults, as calculated by Portfolio. They picked cities with "strong growth rates, moderate cost of living, and lots ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Foundation linking donors to nonprofits celebrates 31 years

    Foundation linking donors to nonprofits celebrates 31 years
    As an advocate, gatekeeper and a giver, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is celebrating its 31st year helping to connect donors and local charities. The McLean-based foundation started as a way to build philanthropy efforts in Northern Virginia, foundation President Eileen M. Ellsworth said. Since it began, it has donated millions of dollars to area charities and nonprofits. Grants from ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    More States Require 'Green' Cleaning Products

    More States Require 'Green' Cleaning Products
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- More states are requiring schools and government buildings to use environmentally friendly cleaning products, raising debate about their costs and benefits. After a burst of legislation last year, 10 states including Connecticut, Illinois and New York require or encourage "green" floor waxes, window cleaners and other products in schools, according to Green Seal Inc., a nonprofit that ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Twitter Helps Kuthcher Ensure No More Malaria

    Twitter Helps Kuthcher Ensure No More Malaria
    If you're still wondering why Twitter continues to be such a big deal, this story may just inspire you yet to take the plunge, and join this social media wunderkind. It began last spring when Ashton Kutcher challeged Anderson Cooper and the folks at CNN to a Twitter race to see who could reach 1 million followers first, billing it as ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership

    Walmart Foundation Announces $4 Million Tax Preparation Partnership
    BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 28, 2010 –The Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, One Economy Corporation and National Disability Institute (NDI) have partnered to bring free tax preparation and filing services to consumers nationwide. The initiative will also help educate consumers, and provide free preparation and filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal income tax credit of which many are ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected

    Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected
    WASHINGTON (AP) — New claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for jobless benefits dropped 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 442,000. That's below analysts' estimates of 450,000, according to Thomson Reuters. But most of the drop resulted from a change in the calculations the department makes to seasonally adjust the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    PBS, NPR stations get $10M infusion for local news

    PBS, NPR stations get $10M infusion for local news
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Public radio and TV stations across the country will receive more than $10 million over the next two years to boost local news coverage as newspapers decline. On Thursday, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced the creation of local journalism centers in five regions. NPR and PBS stations in each region will collaborate on covering key issues, including ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies

    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's multi-trillion-dollar budget would boost spending for several government agencies while slashing the account for others. Here is an agency-by-agency glance: ---- Agency: Agriculture Spending: $148.6 billion Percentage change from 2010: 9.7 percent increase Mandatory Spending: $122.8 billion Highlights: Obama's proposed budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in increased spending to help feed the poor ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nonprofit Community Sharing Initiatives and Resolutions to Make 2010 Year of Recovery

    Nonprofit Community Sharing Initiatives and Resolutions to Make 2010 Year of Recovery
    The value and impact of America's nonprofit community is immeasurable in terms of the positive impact it has on our culture. There is a tendency to forget that the nonprofit sector makes up an estimated six percent of our gross domestic product, employing millions of people while providing services, information and support to hundreds of millions more. With reports that ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1