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    Women's History Month: 2009's Best News for Women

    Women rocked 2009 Another year has flown by. Another decade, behind us. Another handful of mistresses are household names. But as 2009 comes to a close, we realize things are looking a lot better than they were a year ago. And we're not just talking about the economy. The past year was one filled with female firsts, steps in the ...
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    More FEMA Follies

    More than two years after Hurricane Katrina evacuees moved into emergency trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the government admitted that the air inside many of the trailers contained dangerous levels of poisonous formaldehyde. A 79-page report, issued in July by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general, documents a series of poor decisions at FEMA, including a ...
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    Oscar's Leading Men Give Back

    And the Oscar goes to… Many of these 2010 Oscar-nominated leading men have been leading in their communities for years. Read on to learn how they've made a difference. Best Actor Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart Bridges co-founded the End Hunger Network back in 1983. Originally founded to end world hunger, it is now primarily focused on ending childhood hunger in the ...
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    Oscar's Leading Ladies Give Back

    Not to be outdone by the men, Oscar's leading ladies also have heart. From climate change to AIDS awareness to hunger, here's how several of Hollywood's most celebrated actresses are making an impact: Best Actress Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Bullock has long been known for her charitable activities off-screen and has brought this same passion for making a difference to ...
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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    NonProfitPeople created the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) ...
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    Harvard University Audited as Part of IRS Probe of Nonprofits

    Harvard University Audited as Part of IRS Probe of Nonprofits
    Harvard University is one of 40 colleges that will be audited this year as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s review of the tax-exempt status of some nonprofit organizations, the school said in bond offering documents. The audit “is just now beginning,” the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based university said in documents detailing plans to sell $400 million of tax-exempt securities this week. The ...
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    U.S. Arts Industry Faces Big Slump, More Competition for Money

    U.S. Arts Industry Faces Big Slump, More Competition for Money
    WASHINGTON — The number of U.S. arts organizations grew by thousands over the last decade, but many are now struggling with greater competition for audiences and charity dollars, according to a national study of the industry's health. The first National Arts Index released Wednesday by the group Americans for the Arts shows the nation's arts businesses fell into their biggest slump ...
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    The President Donates Noble Peace Prize Money to Charity

    The President Donates Noble Peace Prize Money to Charity
    WASHINGTON – President Obama today announced the charities that will receive a portion of the $1.4 million award that comes with the Nobel peace prize. “These organizations do extraordinary work in the United States and abroad helping students, veterans and countless others in need,” said President Obama. “I’m proud to support their work.” List of Charities: $250,000 to Fisher House Fisher ...
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    Charity CEO Pay Questioned: Senators Want Answers Over Nonprofit Leader's $1M Compensation

    Charity CEO Pay Questioned: Senators Want Answers Over Nonprofit Leader's $1M Compensation
    WASHINGTON — A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity. The four senators said they were concerned that the chief executive of a charity that has been closing local clubs for lack of ...
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    List of 2009 MacArthur Foundation Grant Recipients

    The following 24 fellows each will receive $500,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Lynsey Addario, 35, photojournalist, Istanbul, Turkey. Creating a visual record of major conflicts and humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. Maneesh Agrawala, 37, computer vision technologist, Berkeley, Calif. Designing visual interfaces that enhance ability to synthesize and comprehend complex, ...
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    New Museum Reveals the Man Behind the Mouse

    New Museum Reveals the Man Behind the Mouse
    Walnut Creek, CA -From the moment one delves into the new Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio, it becomes apparent that this is no Mickey Mouse operation. Yes, the cartoon rodent who helped spawn a vast entertainment empire is here in all his glory. But he's just a small part of a wide-ranging, state-of-the-art presentation intended to please casual ...
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    Aid groups in China say they feel threatened by new rules on overseas donations

    Aid groups in China say they feel threatened by new rules on overseas donations
    BEIJING (AP) -- China has surprised thousands of aid groups by stepping in to regulate overseas donations for the first time, complicating efforts to get money from supporters in the United States and elsewhere. Some groups warned that losing the support could force many to shut down. China's leaders have only recently realized that outside help is needed on deep social ...
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    Arts an Easy Target for States to Slash

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Ben Ahlvers is a full-time arts education coordinator, but his passion is with the fanciful creatures, human figures and oversized hammers he fashions from clay. The nationally recognized ceramic artist was chosen to receive a fellowship from the Kansas Arts Commission to attend an artist residency in Montana. But after Kansas officials cut the commission's budget midyear ...
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    Green Dot Charter Schools Founder Repays Group $50,866

    Green Dot Charter Schools Founder Repays Group $50,866
    LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles charter school founder has repaid his organization more than $50,000 after an internal review found that expenses he had charged were undocumented or unjustified. The Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site Tuesday that Steve Barr's repayment was disclosed in a tax return filed this year by Green Dot Public Schools. Green Dot chairman Shane Martin ...
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    Donors save Life House: The nonprofit that serves at-risk youths

    Donors save Life House: The nonprofit that serves at-risk youths
    Dec. 2--A little more than a year since a lack of money threatened to close its doors for good, Life House now has extended hours and money in the bank. 80 percent in the past 15 months, to take it from a $30,000 deficit to financial stability, said Kim Crawford, executive director of the organization. "The community stood up in a ...
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    A Common Ground: Nonprofit Creates Ties With Women in Uzbekistan

    A Common Ground: Nonprofit Creates Ties With Women in Uzbekistan
    Dec. 2--PASADENA -- Four leaders of Central Asia's nonprofit world got a taste of life at an American nonprofit Tuesday. So the job-resource center Women at Work in Pasadena was common ground for the Uzbek women -- Gulnora Yusupova, Jamila Abdullaeva, Albina Belevich and Saida Turakulova -- as they met with officials from the Pasadena nonprofit. They were in the ...
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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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    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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    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines

    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines
    College and university endowments suffered huge losses in the fiscal year that ended last June, a new report finds, but stronger investment returns in recent months point to a rebound. The global economic crisis shrunk the ranks of billion-dollar endowments from 77 to 54 in a year's time, according to a report Thursday that provides the fullest picture yet of endowment ...
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    States struggle to keep top teachers

    States struggle to keep top teachers
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Most states are holding tight to policies that protect incompetent teachers and poor training programs, shortchanging educators and their students before new teachers even step into the classroom, according to a new national report card. The study from the National Council on Teacher Quality - which will be released Friday - paints a grim picture of how states ...
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