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    Can Your Nonprofit Benefit from Individuals' Enrollment in the Capital One's No Hassle Giving Program?

    Individual Donations Add Up With Capital One's No Hassle Giving Program In today's challenging economic environment when there are so many people in need, no charitable donation is too small to make a difference. In fact, individual donations are what sustain daily operations, cover crucial supplies and allow non-profits to continue their work. According to Giving USA 2009, individual donations ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bank of America Invests $20 Million in U.S. and U.K. to Support Nonprofits

    Bank of America Invests $20 Million in U.S. and U.K. to Support Nonprofits
    Bank of America has announced the recipients of its 2009 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI), which includes nonprofits in 44 U.S. communities and London that will receive investments totaling $20 million. The nonprofit recipients, known as Neighborhood Builders, each receive $200,000 in unrestricted grants, which can be used for operating expenses and to build capacity, a significant need among nonprofits in the ...
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    House passes jobs bill despite doubts

    House passes jobs bill despite doubts
    WASHINGTON – Despite doubts among many lawmakers that it will create many jobs, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that hire the jobless a temporary payroll tax break. The measure passed 217-201 on a mostly party-line vote. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year. Some Democrats feel the approximately $35 billion jobs bill ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm

    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm
    The poor job market has led many job seekers to be creative, seeking work in fields they may not have explored before. But for those who believe moving from a for-profit arena into the nonprofit world may give them more options, the transition may not be that easy. "I think many nonprofits are using more management techniques found in the business ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Charity CEO Pay Questioned: Senators Want Answers Over Nonprofit Leader's $1M Compensation

    Charity CEO Pay Questioned: Senators Want Answers Over Nonprofit Leader's $1M Compensation
    WASHINGTON — A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity. The four senators said they were concerned that the chief executive of a charity that has been closing local clubs for lack of ...
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    Arts an Easy Target for States to Slash

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Ben Ahlvers is a full-time arts education coordinator, but his passion is with the fanciful creatures, human figures and oversized hammers he fashions from clay. The nationally recognized ceramic artist was chosen to receive a fellowship from the Kansas Arts Commission to attend an artist residency in Montana. But after Kansas officials cut the commission's budget midyear ...
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    How Health Care Impacts Charities

    How Health Care Impacts Charities
    As we begin to make sense of Congress' sweeping overhaul of health care on Sunday, one thing is certain -- all Americans and businesses will be impacted by the legislation in one way or other. Even charities both large and small must prepare for the change that will come. Indeed, The Chronicle of Philanthropy explained on Monday what effect the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Good Idea: Local Virginia Business Helps Groups Get Discounts on Signs

    Good Idea: Local Virginia Business Helps Groups Get Discounts on Signs
    Ameristamp Offers Help Groups Can Get Discounts on Signs As nonprofit and charitable organizations struggle today with reduced budgets, a local business, AmeriStamp SIGN-A-RAMA, 1300 N. Royal Ave., is offering assistance to qualifying groups. The assistance will be provided through the business' "Signs of Support" grant program, which invites any nonprofit organization to apply online for assistance in 2010 in ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    California Nonprofits Receive More than $4 Million from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to Provide Emergency Services

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 - The Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced it has provided $4.3 million in grants to California nonprofits this year, as part of its strategic focus on supporting organizations providing critical services to populations disproportionately affected by the economic downturn. Bank of America augmented its focus on basic human services in 2009 as a response to ...
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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 Signing Student Loan Reform in Virginia

    Obama Signing Student Loan Reform in Virginia
    WASHINGTON — Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. Both domestic priorities came in one bill, pushed through by Democrats in the House and Senate and signed into law by a beaming president. The new ...
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies

    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's multi-trillion-dollar budget would boost spending for several government agencies while slashing the account for others. Here is an agency-by-agency glance: ---- Agency: Agriculture Spending: $148.6 billion Percentage change from 2010: 9.7 percent increase Mandatory Spending: $122.8 billion Highlights: Obama's proposed budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in increased spending to help feed the poor ...
    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 over 8 years ago | Rated: -4
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    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent

    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January's unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent as more people said they had jobs. Still, Friday's unemployment report showed just how deep the job crisis remains. The government now estimates 8.4 million jobs vanished in the Great Recession, and economists ...
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    Nonprofit scrutiny

    Nonprofit scrutiny
    We are all responsible for deciding which charities we will, and will not, support. But we also need some government help that we aren't getting. McClatchy Newspapers recently reported that a small number of nonprofit organization executives in other areas of the state are paying themselves ridiculously high salaries. And the government agencies that should be catching these parasites aren't doing ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Weeding out charity facts, myths for end-of-year donations

    Weeding out charity facts, myths for end-of-year donations
    Charities say the end of each year brings in a flood of donations, as many direct their money towards causes that warrant a tax write-off. This year, organizations like the United Way of Horry County are urging residents to donate as they work towards their 2009 fundraising goal of $1.4 million. "Donations are coming in," said Julie Kopnicky of the United ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Jobless claims fall unexpectedly as layoffs ease

    Jobless claims fall unexpectedly as layoffs ease
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week, a sign the job market is healing as the economy slowly recovers. New jobless claims have dropped steadily since September, raising hopes that the economy may soon begin creating jobs and the unemployment rate could decline. That, in turn, would give households more ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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