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Non Profit Information: Unsafe In Any Place

Ralph Nader, despite what your electoral opinion of him may be, is onto something again in a piece over at alternet.

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Related Topix: Activism, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Can success of Ice Bucket Challenge be replicated?

In today's world of social media fundraising, the ALS Association has hit the megamillions jackpot -- and created a social-media model that nonprofits everywhere are anxious to exploit.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Facebook, Moraga, CA

WFIE-TV Evansville

Future of old New Albany building in limbo

If you live in Southern Indiana chances are you're probably familiar with a building that's been around for more than 130 years.

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Related Topix: New Albany, IN

Cybercast News Service

2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes

In the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, Rocky Top and Briceville share a common heritage and a common problem: How to revive communities that once boasted bustling main streets and jobs for nearly anyone willing to mine the coal once plentiful in the deep shafts underground.

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Related Topix: Briceville, TN, Lake City, TN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Journal-Advocate

Newspaper staff accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

After being challenged last week by sister paper the Fort Morgan Times, the staff of the Journal-Advocate joined the wave of folks from all walks of life dousing themselves with ice cold water in the name of a good cause.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration

Witney Gazette

Parents saddle up for charity drive to study twins disease

Laura Batt with Isabella, two, and Ryan Lewis with one-year-old Blake. Picture: OX69424 Ryan Cowan Buy this photo Laura Batt was looking forward to holding her twin babies in her arms, but was devastated when one of them died during a premature birth.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Martinsburg Journal

Proceeds from sale to help purchase service dog

Life hasn't been easy so far for Jayden Edwards, a 7-year-old with autism, but recently Edwards has found a way to turn lemons into lemonade.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Press-Telegram

Uber, Dog Vacay team up for fundraiser for dogs to take a Freedom Ridea

A Valley Village-based animal rescue group is hoping enough people will use the ride-sharing service Uber on Tuesday to help at-risk dogs receive a “Freedom Ride” to new homes in the Pacific Northwest, organizers said.

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Related Topix: Valley Village, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Canada.com

Herald's Fatal Care series up for an Online Journalism Award

A father, who can only be identified as Merle, visits the grave site of his infant daughter at the Paul First Nation.

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Related Topix: Journalism, University of Florida

Wall Street Journal

Y Combinator Nonprofit Zidisha Changes Microfinance Equation

Banks in the U.S. are still leery of issuing loans to local small businesses , but one nonprofit says it has figured out a way of getting a 90% repayment rate on business loans to the types of people no financial institution would trust-young people in poor African countries without as much as a permanent address.

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Related Topix: Startups, Y Combinator, Small Business, Personal Finance, World News, Kenya, Science, Computer Science

The Fresno Bee

New app helps addicts stay in recovery

He's been sober for five months, but a return to destructive behavior is always one bad decision away.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Kansas, Drugs, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health

The Globe and Mail

Seven lessons for non-profit organizations from the startup world

It is important for entrepreneurs and startups to learn from philanthropists and continue with philanthropic efforts but it's also important for these social good organizations to understand how to operate like a startup for their own benefit and progress.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity

Business Journal

The IRS grants first tax-deductible status to a bitcon non-profit

Connie Gallippi, executive director of BitGive, that today announced it is the first non-profit to recieve 501 status from the IRS.

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Related Topix: Tax

ArkansasBusiness.com

$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

As part of the $50 million revitalization effort, the historic Rialto Theatre will be restored and equipped to handle modern stage productions.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Energy, Oil & Gas, Murphy Oil

Sun Aug 24, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Thousands Lose Cars Amid Calls for Loan Restrictions

State leaders in business-friendly Texas have been reluctant to put new limits on any industry, and a lack of regulation is being acutely felt by the low-income borrowers to whom the payday and auto-title lending industry most often caters.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, Richardson, TX

Post and Courier

Great white shark Katharine tracked heading toward Charleston coast

The Ocearch tracking device for Katharine , a great white shark, released a signal Sunday afternoon that showed the shark traveling west toward the coast off Charleston.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC

The Daily Democrat

'Wounded warrior' receives warm welcome at groundbreaking ceremony for new Woodland home

With a 40-foot American flag draped across the sky, dozens of community members cheered as Staff Sgt.

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Related Topix: Woodland, CA, Williams, CA

Monterey County Herald

Small actions can reduce wildfire risks

As wildfires burn homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

WLKY-TV Louisville

Comedy Caravan hosting show to benefit area nonprofit

HERE'S AN EVENT THAT WILL HAVE YOU LAUGHING WHILE BENEFITTING A GOOD CAUSE. TOMORROW NIGHT, A NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IS HOSTING U-OF-L GRADUATE AND COMEDIAN KEITH MC- GILL FOR A FUNDRAISING EVENT.

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Related Topix: Kentucky

The Inter-Mountain

8 W.Va. schools get new musical instruments

The start of the school year at Calhoun County Middle-High School coincided with the opening of boxes containing shiny, new musical instruments.

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Related Topix: Calhoun County, WV, Education Etc., Randolph County, WV

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