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    Center on Wealth and Philanthropy: Good News for Charitable Giving? Maybe

    Center on Wealth and Philanthropy: Good News for Charitable Giving? Maybe
    A new statistical model developed by researchers at Boston College's Center on Wealth and Philanthropy (CWP) suggests that household charitable giving in the United States could rebound in 2010 from declines of previous years - if unemployment decreases and the economic recovery is stronger than expected. The CWP's Individual Giving Model, or IGM, is the first model designed to estimate future ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Where will job growth be in the next 20 years?

    Unemployment may have dipped to 9.7 percent, but job growth is still lacking. Thankfully, this won't be the case forever. Mint.com, my favorite personal finance website, takes a look at where job growth is expected over the next 20 years. As expected, the largest job growth is in urban areas. Atlanta, GA is projected to have the most job growth at ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How Major News Can Help Your Nonprofit

    How Major News Can Help Your Nonprofit
    I was thrilled last Thursday to receive this timely e-news alert from HealthRight International.  It’s nonprofit marketing at it’s finest. This scrappy organization doing fantastic grassroots public health work worldwide had learned just a week prior that it had a fantastic marketing opportunity on its hands: Hillary Clinton had selected its Smile of the Sun center in Hanoi (a model for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Economists Give KIPP a Passing Grade

    KIPP, the innovative charter school program that's garnered praise for its extended school hours and success in getting its students to nearly double their proficiency in math an reading during middle school, got a big boost from a group of economists affiliated with MIT the National Bureau of Economic Research. The group set out to determine if the magic that ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Vast Majority of Americans Say They Have the "Ideal Job"

    According to a new Gallup poll, seven in 10 Americans say they have the ideal job for themselves. Color me astounded. One thing this poll shows is that Americans don't know the definition of "ideal" because this is obviously totally crazy from a literal standpoint. Anyone who says they have the ideal job would have a marginally better job if they ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Honored as Most Valued Non-Profit Brand

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Honored as Most Valued Non-Profit Brand
    CLEVELAND-- Top rankings for brand value, trust, and the charity people are most likely to donate to, affirm the strength of the 28-year promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R): the world's largest breast cancer organization: to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The 2010 rankings of non-profit organizations from global market research firm Harris Interactive last week ranked ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Survey: Majority of Americans say that U.S. 'obliged' to help world's poor children

    Survey: Majority of Americans say that U.S. 'obliged' to help world's poor children
    When it comes to giving back, Americans have a special place in their hearts for children. A new survey out from ChildFund International (formerly known as Christian Children's Fund) and Ipsos Public Affairs has now put some numbers to how great this generosity could be. Indeed, the telephone survey, whose results were released yesterday, found that one-third (31%) of respondents think ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Cities for Young Adults

    Are you a relatively educated, culturally with-it young person looking to live in a city with same? Well, here is your list of places to live. Above, from left to right and top to bottom, are America's best metropolitan areas for young adults, as calculated by Portfolio. They picked cities with "strong growth rates, moderate cost of living, and lots ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The U.S. Income Gap

    Though the income gap in the United States has slowly decreased over the last few decades, there still remains a significant disparity in income between genders and across races. The earnings of Black women are much closer to the US average than those of their male counterparts, and the trend is similar for those of Hispanic descent. It is also notable ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds

    Charities Have Increased Demand for Services Despite Decreased Contributions, Survey Finds
    The proportion of charitable organizations reporting decreased contributions rose for the second consecutive year but remained comparable to results for late 2008 and early 2009, the eighth annual nonprofit economic survey by GuideStar shows. Some 51 percent reported decreased contributions. The latest results are consistent, however, with the 52 percent of respondents who reported decreased contributions in each of two ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines

    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines
    College and university endowments suffered huge losses in the fiscal year that ended last June, a new report finds, but stronger investment returns in recent months point to a rebound. The global economic crisis shrunk the ranks of billion-dollar endowments from 77 to 54 in a year's time, according to a report Thursday that provides the fullest picture yet of endowment ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected

    Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected
    WASHINGTON (AP) — New claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for jobless benefits dropped 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 442,000. That's below analysts' estimates of 450,000, according to Thomson Reuters. But most of the drop resulted from a change in the calculations the department makes to seasonally adjust the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Charity: Who Cares?

    Americans lead the world in charitable contributions, giving $300 billion a year to charities. Sounds like a lot right? But this is just a drop in the bucket compared to the over One Trillion Dollars needed to keep US charities in operation, more than the US government collects in taxes. The rest comes from their own assets, government support, and foreign ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S. in 2009

    10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S. in 2009
    Last year was a banner year for charity when it came to online giving. Indeed, despite a difficult economy, more than $284 million was donated online by the 273 large cities ranked by Convio in 2009, up from almost $240 million raised in 2008. The 10 most generous large cities in the U.S. in 2009? Based on donations per capita processed ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1