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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -4
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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 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Frustration, Protests at Haiti Aid Bottlenecks

    Frustration, Protests at Haiti Aid Bottlenecks
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The aid flooding into Haiti by plane and boat is not reaching earthquake victims quickly enough due to red tape, security fears, transportation bottlenecks and occasional corruption. Anger boiled into a protest Wednesday by hundreds of hungry people who jogged down a broad avenue in a Port-au-Prince suburb waving branches and chanting, "They stole the rice! They ...
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    DirectMail.com Signs Marketing Deal with Hospice

    DirectMail.com Signs Marketing Deal with Hospice
    DirectMail.com (www.DirectMail.com), a leading provider of integrated direct marketing solutions, announced today the signing of Capital Hospice, a nonprofit providing expert end-of-life care to patients and families in need in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Md. Under the terms of the 1-year contract, which includes two, 1-year renewal options, DirectMail.com will manage all aspects of the organization's $2 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Haiti Holds Day of Mourning on Quake Anniversary

    Haiti Holds Day of Mourning on Quake Anniversary
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Atop the rubble of destroyed churches, in parks and on sidewalks, thousands of Haitians prayed Friday in a national day of mourning, one month after a magnitude-7 earthquake killed more than 200,000 and left this Caribbean country struggling for survival. Leaders of Haiti's two official religions - a Catholic bishop and the head of the Voodoo priests ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    UN Vows to Stop Giving Free Medicine to Hospitals Who Are Charging Patients

    UN Vows to Stop Giving Free Medicine to Hospitals Who Are Charging Patients
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The United Nations has warned that it will cut off shipments of free medicine beginning immediately to any Haitian hospitals that it finds are charging patients. When the catastrophic earthquake struck Jan. 12, authorities immediately decided to make all medical care free. More than 200 international medical relief groups have sent in teams to help, and millions ...
    Published almost 9 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Obama Ask Black Organization Leaders for Input on Jobless

    Obama Ask Black Organization Leaders for Input on Jobless
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama and three prominent African-American leaders grappled Wednesday with how to improve economic opportunities for blacks, whose joblessness looms well above the national average and is nearly twice that of whites. On a day of treacherous weather in Washington, Obama kept his scheduled meeting with Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP; Marc Morial, president and CEO of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    IRS Reminds Nonprofits to File Form 990 On Time

    IRS Reminds Nonprofits to File Form 990 On Time
    WASHINGTON-The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax-exempt organizations to make sure they file their annual information form on time. In 2010 the tax-exempt status of any non-profit that has not filed the required form in the last three years will be revoked. The Pension Protection Act of 2006 requires that non-profit organizations that do not file a required information form for ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How One Woman Survived Unemployment: She Enjoyed It

    How One Woman Survived Unemployment: She Enjoyed It
    During her eight-month jobless stint, Amy Tinsley of Houston may well have been the happiest unemployed woman in America. Tinsley, a former marketing director for a local law firm, was laid off in December. It was the first time since age 16 that she'd been without a job. Unlike most of America's unemployed, however, Tinsley wasn't fretting about her down time. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Greening of a University: The St. John’s Sustainability Initiative

    The Greening of a University: The St. John’s Sustainability Initiative
    There is a growing awareness at the board level, as there is throughout society, that sustainability and conserving energy are very important priorities. It is a wonderful way to use the university’s enormous resources —the faculty, students, and the administration—to give back to society. Our primary function has always been education, but beyond that there is so much more a university ...
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    Amid Flood of Donor-Fund Assets for Haiti, a Plea to Stay the Course

    Amid Flood of Donor-Fund Assets for Haiti, a Plea to Stay the Course
    Wealthy individuals have been directing their donor-advised funds to contribute to Haiti relief efforts, and advisers are meeting with clients to help them set up long-term plans to aid the stricken nation. Through Friday, the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, which runs the largest donor-advised fund, had received orders to disburse $8.8 million from donor-advised funds to organizations providing relief for Haiti. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    Nonprofits scramble for donations

    Dec. 14--So many nonprofit organizations have put out pleas for help that anyone with an extra few dollars might be hard-pressed to choose among them. The United Way of Greater High Point, for example, might have to cut grants to partner agencies by up to 10 percent -- meaning at least one agency might not be able to take clients to ...
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    Obama urges states to raise academic standards

    Obama urges states to raise academic standards
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants to rewrite federal education law by sending aid for poor students only to states that adopt new standards to prepare high school graduates for college or a career. States that fail to raise the bar could lose their share of federal funding, though it's unlikely that would happen. Administration officials say they expect ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1