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    Sacramento Association for the Retarded nonprofit's demise leaves trail of questions

    Sacramento Association for the Retarded nonprofit's demise leaves trail of questions
    First of two parts A venerable local nonprofit, known for years as the Sacramento Association for the Retarded, quietly and without warning closed its doors this summer. The organization heads to bankruptcy court next week. While the closure shocked some advocates, warning signs were visible for years to anyone watching closely. Beginning in 1950, SAR had been a local beacon for ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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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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    EDITORIAL: Sinking Lifelines

    EDITORIAL: Sinking Lifelines
    Here's the toll the recession is taking on social service organizations like food banks and soup kitchens. The Washington Post reports the Nonprofit Finance Fund says 93 percent of nonprofits that provide "lifeline" services anticipated increased demand this year. However, only 16 percent thought they would have enough in their operating budgets in 2009 and 2010 to make ends meet. In ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    CDC Software to buy gomembers, terms not disclosed

    CDC Software to buy gomembers, terms not disclosed
    ATLANTA — Business software company CDC Software Corp. said Monday it agreed to buy gomembers Inc., a provider of software-as-service products for nonprofit and non-governmental organizations. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, gomembers provides business software products to nonprofits such as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International, Water Research Foundation, the University of Iowa and the U.S. ...
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    GM's Money Trees

    GM's Money Trees
    I am standing in the shadow of General Motors' $1 tree. It's a native guaricica, with pale white bark and a spreading crown that looms about 40 feet above my head. Hanging from its trunk is a small plaque that identifies it as tree No. 129. I've come here, to the verdant chaos of Brazil's Atlantic forest, to understand the far-reaching ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Senate inaction jeopardized unemployment benefits

    Senate inaction jeopardized unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed Friday to extend programs for laid-off workers, jeopardizing unemployment benefits scheduled to expire over the weekend. The benefits are part of a larger package of government programs, from highway funding to loans for small businesses, set to expire Sunday because senators couldn't agree on how to pay to keep them going. The House passed a bill ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Program helps build careers in construction

    Program helps build careers in construction
    Kevin Fintak wants a career that will last. He thought he had one as a carpenter building residential homes, but last year, after nine years on the job, he was laid off - among the many casualties of a worsening economy. Now, Fintak sees roads as the answer. "There is always going to be road work in the future," said ...
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    Chicago nursing home wants nonprofit to take over

    Chicago nursing home wants nonprofit to take over
    CHICAGO — The owners of a troubled Chicago nursing home say they want to sell or lease the building to a nonprofit that could run it as a mental illness treatment center — a move quickly criticized by advocates of supportive housing. A nonprofit organization could develop a "state-of-the-art" facility for the treatment of mental illness, Somerset Place administrator Nathan Langsner ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Young Entrepreneur, 11, Recycles Sweaters to Make Scarves

    Young Entrepreneur, 11, Recycles Sweaters to Make Scarves
    Winston-Salem, NC - Every Wednesday night after she and her parents have supper at her grandparents' house, Logan Prysiaszniuk heads downstairs to her workshop. Logan, 11, works alongside her mother, Kristina Prysiaszniuk, and her grandmother, Faye Kapp, to make colorful scarves from recycled sweaters. The basement workshop is the manufacturing center for Logi B. Designs, the company that Logan started last ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Express Scripts to Spin-off Rx Outreach to Create Nonprofit Offering Prescription Medicines

    Express Scripts to Spin-off Rx Outreach to Create Nonprofit Offering Prescription Medicines
    New organization to address growing needs of low-income Americans ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts, Inc., one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, today announced it will create a new independent, nonprofit charitable organization to improve access to prescription medicines for low-income, uninsured Americans and working families. Express Scripts will donate Rx Outreach, a for-profit ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Recession may be behind rising ranks of volunteers

    Recession may be behind rising ranks of volunteers
    More Americans, especially women, are giving their time and energy to good causes, a new government report says. From September 2008 to September 2009, 63.4 million Americans, 26.8% of the population, volunteered with organizations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of the growth can be attributed to more female volunteers, says Stephanie Boraas, a BLS economist. About 1.2 million ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Volunteerism Up In 2009: 63 Million Americans Volunteered At Least Once

    Volunteerism Up In 2009: 63 Million Americans Volunteered At Least Once
    WASHINGTON — A million and a half more Americans volunteered to help with such activities as raising money, collecting food and tutoring children during the span of a year ending in September 2009, a period marked by job losses and a lousy economy. About 63.4 million people ages 16 and older volunteered at least once between September 2008 and September 2009, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Donating talent, time to help nonprofits

    Donating talent, time to help nonprofits
    When Barry Benson started as executive director at Literacy Chicago in 2008, the adult-literacy-training organization was strapped for cash. Benson, who had a background in fundraising, knew he would need the help of volunteers because he couldn't afford more staff. He slashed $180,000 from the nonprofit's roughly $600,000 annual budget by moving to a smaller office, then turned to EPIC (short ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Utah arts get a jump-start

    Utah arts get a jump-start
    For a nonprofit arts organization only 10 years old, Spy Hop is precocious, if not downright robust, for its age. Rick Wray, executive director who co-founded the multimedia education center for youth, holds court over 17 full-time employees. An estimated $1.4 million annual operating budget sustains programs ranging from a multimedia apprenticeship to youth radio and documentary film projects. In these ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Merchant Account Provider, BluePay, Offers Payment Processing Services for Nonprofit Organizations

    Merchant Account Provider, BluePay, Offers Payment Processing Services for Nonprofit Organizations
    An industry leader in credit card processing and small business merchant account services headquartered in the Chicago suburbs, BluePay has announced a new payment processing solution that allows nonprofit companies to streamline donations safely and effectively. By creating donation Web-forms, BluePay is able to offer a new avenue for nonprofits seeking to accept credit card and ACH donations, while maintaining the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1