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    Turning Nonprofits into For-Profits

    Turning Nonprofits into For-Profits
    New hybrid corporate structures allow nonprofits to accept private investment without diluting their missions The nonprofit Bikestation reached a crossroads in late 2007. Founded in Long Beach, Calif., in 1996 to design, build, and manage bike transit centers, the 10-employee organization couldn't handle all the calls coming in on its $300,000 budget, funded mostly through earned income. With little grant funding ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Expert calls for nonprofits to unite to flex their economic and social muscle

    It's time for that to change, starting with strong lobbying efforts in city halls, statehouses and the U.S. Capitol, says Robert Egger, director of the V3 Campaign and an expert in nonprofit management. Egger's address Thursday at the Philanthropy Midwest Conference in Overland Park was a call to move the nonprofit sector beyond practicing charity to make its economic and ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Organizational Commitment Across Three Sectors: Public, Non-Profit, and For-Profit

    Organizational Commitment Across Three Sectors: Public, Non-Profit, and For-Profit
    Non-profit, for profit, and public sector organizations differ from each other in mission and approach. The variety of differences between the sectors have been, and continue to be, the subject of a great deal of observation, discussion, research, and comment. (1) Distinct management disciplines exist which differentiate between public and private management. The term "third sector" has arisen to describe the ...
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    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?

    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?
    Women are more visible in the political realm than ever before: Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton have all made it to the top of their profession. To a casual observer, it may seem as though American women are breaking the proverbial glass ceiling. They’re not. Despite our status as the world’s premier democracy, the United States ranks 74th in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    For the Unemployed, New Job Often Means a Pay Cut

    For the Unemployed, New Job Often Means a Pay Cut
    Unemployed for nearly a year, David Becker was relieved to land a new job in information technology last summer. The offer carried a price, though: It was a lower-rung job than the one Becker had lost. He had to uproot his family from Wisconsin to Nevada. And, like many formerly jobless people who find work these days, Becker is now paid ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Michigan Receives $223.9M for Neighborhood Revitalization

    Michigan Receives $223.9M for Neighborhood Revitalization
    DETROIT (AP) -- The federal government awarded Michigan $223.9 million on Thursday to help tear down blighted buildings and revitalize neighborhoods in a dozen cities including Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the money as part of $2 billion in Recovery Act funding to states, local governments and nonprofit housing developers. Michigan's proposal ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Can Newspaper Muckraking Carry On in Nonprofits?

    Can Newspaper Muckraking Carry On in Nonprofits?
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nonprofit groups that specialize in investigative reporting have had some big scoops, cracking the front page of such newspapers as The Washington Post and forcing officials out of their jobs. Now the question is whether these organizations can stay afloat on donations. As financially strapped newspapers have scaled back, charitable foundations have poured tens of millions of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Donated space breathes life into nonprofit organizations

    Dec. 14--At a time of economic stress when every dollar is precious, one donation that may not cost a thing is space. For nonprofit organizations that receive a gift of space, the donation can be as precious as money. "It's been a wonderful, wonderful gift for us," said Suzanne Miller-Cormier, director of Central Virginia's Legal Information Network for Cancer, which moved ...
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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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    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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    Big firms are big catalysts for fund: BofA, Duke Energy and Wachovia-Wells Fargo each gave $250,000 to support charities

    Big firms are big catalysts for fund: BofA, Duke Energy and Wachovia-Wells Fargo each gave $250,000 to support charities
    By Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Dec. 16--Charlotte's corporate community has come through again for local charities, giving $750,000 in donations to the recently created Community Catalyst Fund. Bank of America, Duke Energy and Wachovia-Wells Fargo have each given $250,000 to the fund through their foundations. All told, the three have donated about $10 million in recent weeks to ...
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    Laid-off Wall Streeters take stock, start fresh

    Laid-off Wall Streeters take stock, start fresh
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Eighteen months without a job. Fourteen months. Twelve. It's been a long, dry spell for many of the suit-clad Wall Streeters who were handed their pink slips before hardly anyone was talking recovery. But sit down with a handful of ex-finance industry workers volunteering to work for free as interns in a city-sponsored retraining program, and they ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Increased Need for College Food Banks

    Increased Need for College Food Banks
    ALLENDALE, Mich. (Detroit Free Press)--They aren't places where you'd expect to find food pantries, available to help those people stretching to make ends meet. But at Michigan State University, there has been a 25% increase since 2008 in the number of students who visit its student-run food bank. Grand Valley State University opened a food pantry in April to help students ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 ...
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1