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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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    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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    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends

    Gift Ideas for Your Unemployed Friends
    With the national unemployment rate above 10 percent and Kentucky's even higher, it's a fair bet that most people this holiday season know someone struggling to find a job in our slowly recovering economy. Rather than a manufactured trinket, here are eight gift ideas you the employed person can give that might help the unemployed land the biggest gift of all: ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz
    NonprofitPeople created the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ? quiz to help you learn more about all the winter holidays. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Why do we hang ...
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    'Town Square' on Web: "Xtreme Visibility" for Nonprofits

    'Town Square' on Web: "Xtreme Visibility" for Nonprofits
    Dec. 11 - MANATEE - A new Web site is promising Manatee County nonprofit organizations "Xtreme visibility" to get their messages out to prospective donors and volunteers who can help make a difference in the community. Manatee Connects, a project of the Manatee Community Foundation and partners including the Bradenton Herald, is up and running at www.manateeconnects.org. About 70 nonprofit ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    An MBA Christmas: The Holiday Job Hunt

    An MBA Christmas: The Holiday Job Hunt
    The holiday break is the perfect time to gain an edge on the competition if you're an MBA student searching for an internship or full-time job. "The worst thing anyone can do is just sit back at this stage," says Jackie Wilbur, director of career development at the MIT Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan Full-Time MBA Profile). Although some career ...
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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 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Magic of Disney Inspires 1 Million to Volunteer

    Magic of Disney Inspires 1 Million to Volunteer
    Volunteerism is catching on like wild fire these days. Indeed, what Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, calls a "compassion boom," folks of all ages are giving back in large numbers across the U.S. The most recent example of this commitment to doing good? Disney's "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" reached its goal ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Charities still stung by Madoff scandal year later

    Charities still stung by Madoff scandal year later
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nancy Falchuk will never forget the phone call. She was in Boston, it was raining and the news was bad. Hadassah, the century-old Jewish charity she had been elected to lead a year earlier, had just lost a big chunk of its endowment in a Ponzi scheme - maybe as much as $90 million. The man responsible ...
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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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    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 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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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    What Experienced Workers Can Gain from Internships

    What Experienced Workers Can Gain from Internships
    By Matt Villano | Monster Contributing Writer  Out of gainful employment, out of job offers and running out of savings, Scott Stevens of Portland, Oregon, has turned to a familiar strategy to gain experience and keep his skills fresh: The internship. In spring 2009, Stevens, 35, took an internship on a sustainable tourism project for Travel Portland, a nonprofit destination ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    $25M Set Aside for Appalachian Housing

    $25M Set Aside for Appalachian Housing
    A Kentucky-based nonprofit group will help low-income home buyers tap into $25 million in federal funding set aside for four central Appalachian states. The Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises in Berea, Ky., said the arrangement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the first of its kind in the nation. "The need for housing is pretty awesome in this region," said ...
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    eBay Community Gives Record $50 Million to Nonprofits in 2009

    eBay Community Gives Record $50 Million to Nonprofits in 2009
    In a year that brought decreases in consumer spending globally, eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) buyers and sellers rallied to raise a record $50 million for U.S. and U.K. nonprofit organizations so far in 2009. eBay Giving Works, eBay's marquee online fundraising program that allows individuals to donate while using eBay, has enabled users to contribute more than $162 million to their favorite causes ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar

    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Less than a penny of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Two weeks after President Obama announced an initial $100 million for Haiti earthquake relief, U.S. government spending on the disaster has nearly ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Obama Reads to Children at Boys and Girls Club

    Obama Reads to Children at Boys and Girls Club
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama brought a beloved book to read. He brought a press entourage. He brought cookies shaped like Bo the dog. Hey, he brought himself. But the president of the United States still got a little Christmas reality Monday from a bunch of kids: High-tech toys rule. Dashing into a Boys & Girls Club in northeast Washington, Obama asked ...
    Published over 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