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    Nonprofit groups hang by thread waiting for state funds

    Nonprofit groups hang by thread waiting for state funds
    David Terrazino had tried everything he could think of to keep Youth Crossroads afloat, but with payday less than 24 hours away, all he could do was hope for a miracle — that the state of Illinois would actually pay its bills. The Berwyn organization, which counsels troubled young people, gets about half of its $700,000 budget from the state. But ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Good Idea: Vacant Storefronts to Get Decked Out for Charity

    Good Idea: Vacant Storefronts to Get Decked Out for Charity
    Downtown Greensboro Inc. and the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro have come up with a way to brighten the holidays, spruce up some unused storefronts and assist local nonprofits. The groups have arranged for a dozen organizations — such as the Alzheimer’s Association and Win Win Resolutions — to get their messages out by decorating the windows of vacant buildings ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 8 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 about 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 over 8 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 over 8 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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    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 about 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 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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 over 8 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 about 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 about 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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Business Coaching to Urge Nonprofit Organizations to Radically Rethink How they do Business

    Business Coaching to Urge Nonprofit Organizations to Radically Rethink How they do Business
    As the demand for the services offered by non-profits is increasing, the recession is placing severe pressure points on their ability to serve their communities. Brad Sugars, ActionCOACH founder and Chairman And now with the year winding down and moving us closer into the Holidays –the biggest, most critical time for fundraising, nonprofit groups are finding that the money just isn't ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 8 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 over 8 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 over 8 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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +4