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The Nonprofit 1 Percentnew

Even the do-gooders can seem blind to their own excess.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  03-21-2012  |  Features

North Carolina Nonprofits Mobilize to Fight Potential Budget Cutsnew

Dozens of nonprofits in Forsyth County are waiting to see what cuts to state agencies and nonprofits receiving state funds will be made by the North Carolina General Assembly as legislators wrestle with a $2.4 billion budget deficit.
YES! Weekly  |  Keith T. Barber  |  04-07-2011  |  Policy Issues

Philosopher Peter Singer Wants You to Give Away Your Moneynew

The premise of The Life You Can Save is simple: With so much conspicuous affluence in the world, especially in the U.S., there's no good reason for so much poverty to exist. Singer's solution? Give away a reasonable percentage of your money.
New Haven Advocate  |  John Stoehr  |  10-27-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Idaho Donations Couldn't Support Local ACORN Worknew

When ACORN came to Idaho in 2007, its first act was bringing a traffic engineer to Latah and Nez Perce streets and getting the city to turn the intersection into a four-way stop. After growing a small membership, the operation closed unexpectedly in the fall of 2008.
Boise Weekly  |  Gavin Dahl  |  10-21-2009  |  Politics

A Philly Startup Tries to Bring Philanthropy into the Wireless Agenew

For the past year, iugo has been developing applications that you can download onto your iPhone or BlackBerry, and, with a single click, donate to the organization of your choice precisely when the spirit moves you. And you can give as little as the cost of the latest Lady Gaga single on iTunes.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Maureen Coulter  |  06-30-2009  |  Business & Labor

Program for Fallen Soldiers' Families Feels the Economic Pinchnew

Debbie Busch founded the nonprofit Helping to Unite Gold Star Survivors in 2003 to provide the loved ones of slain soldiers with support groups, summer camps and phone calls during difficult times such as birthdays, holidays and anniversaries. Six years later, Busch worries she and her tiny staff may soon have to close because of lack of funding.
Dallas Observer  |  Megan Feldman  |  12-22-2008  |  War

Doctors Without Borders' Mary Jo Frawley is a Collector of Lessonsnew

Frawley, 53, pays close attention whenever and however she can to what someone in front of her or some new experience may be teaching her.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  12-09-2008  |  International

Minnesota Independent: Thanks for Helping Elect Obama, You're Firednew

Jane Kirtley, a journalism professor at the University of Minnesota, says the post-election layoffs could be akin to Macy's laying off temporary workers after Christmas. However, she says, the memo lends credibility to a more sinister interpretation.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Erin Carlyle  |  11-19-2008  |  Media

Exploring the Philanthropic Potential of Social Networkingnew

Against a backdrop of a Wall Street meltdown, ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the most expensive presidential campaign in history, reaching out has become much more than a process of tapping tried-and-true donors. So nonprofits around Charleston are increasingly tapping the philanthropic potential of social-networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dan McCue  |  11-05-2008  |  Tech

Graywolf Press is a Lone Wolf in Book Publishingnew

The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Ben Westhoff  |  10-29-2008  |  Books

Nonprofits in a No-Profit Economynew

As the Dow takes a dive, Chicago con­temporary arts group Renaissance Society works on its first endowment.
Chicago Reader  |  Deanna Isaacs  |  10-14-2008  |  Economy

The Nonprofit Gold Rushnew

San Francisco spends billions on nonprofit contracts without adequate oversight. It's a recipe for disaster.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Matthew Hirsch  |  03-09-2005  |  Policy Issues

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