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Making 'The Case for Community Philanthropy'
Community philanthropy provides institutional frameworks for expressing and channeling three natural aspirations that people in all societies and cultures have — to give and help those around them; to want better circumstances for themselves; and to have a say about things that affect them directly.
From The Mott Foundation
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The philanthropy of the Forbes 400: The generosity of the self-made
Whether and how the U.S. should encourage charitable giving has recently become a matter of public debate. The Senate Finance Committee, which is taking a fresh look at the federal tax code, earlier this month released a list of questions that it is considering, among which are proposals to repeal the charitable deduction outright or cap its value.
From Forbes
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Can money ever foster social transformation?
In relation to development and social change, money is both a curse and a cure; both "beauty and the beast." In the year 1900, Willian Hanna stated: "There are only two things that matter in politics. The first is money. I can't remember the second." Although this quotation may overestimate the importance of money in determining complex social outcomes, financial resources are essential to the functioning of most programs, policies and institutions, and they can help to make great things happen.
From Hivos Knowledge Programme
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The need to balance finance and mission
In the nonprofit world, "finance" is a tricky subject. Most managers of nonprofit organizations would prefer to think about mission rather than the bottom line. No wonder a study of financial managers at midsize nonprofit organizations revealed gaps in their financial knowledge.
From U-T San Diego
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Report: National Labor Relations Board uncertainty benefits big corporate donors
Republican senators who support a lawsuit that could shut down the National Labor Relations Board have received more than $6 million over the years from corporations that have already benefited from the lawsuit, according to a new analysis of campaign finance data.
From Huffington Post
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Nonprofits feel sequester's pain
VideoBriefWhen Patricia Ann had back surgery at Westchester Medical Center last October, just as Superstorm Sandy hit as it turned out, volunteers from TOUCH checked up on her. When she came home to Nyack a few days later, they were there for her again.
From The Journal News
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IRS puts open source projects under microscope, spawns nonprofit black hole
For the past few years, trying to get tax-exempt status for your open source project has been a non-starter for many. And now we know why. Since at least 2010, the Internal Revenue Service has flagged applications by open source organizations seeking tax except status, according to internal IRS documents released by Congress recently.
From Wired
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Hillary Clinton turning toward nonprofit world
The Associated Press via Yahoo! News
As Hillary Rodham Clinton preps for another run at the White House bid, the former Secretary of State plans on utilizing the nonprofit realm to bolster ...

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Private preschools see more public funds as classes grow
The New York Times
The preschoolers who arrived at school early for free breakfast on a recent morning quietly ate granola bars and yogurt as middle school students recited part of the rosary over the public address system.

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LIVESTRONG receives $6.2 million from Movember to expand services
LIVESTRONG
With one out of every two men projected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, this funding comes at a critical time.

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Heroic efforts of nonprofits help peace take root in Afghanistan
John W. Bing writes: "Driving along I-95 north of Ewing, I often pass a sign saluting Peace Corps volunteers from New Jersey. If others notice the sign at all, they might want to know a bit more. Here's what it means to me. About 5,000 volunteers from New Jersey have served in the Peace Corps."
From Suburban News
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Nonprofits tap the cloud to support their cause
A March 2013 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey by the Nonprofit Finance Fund suggests that nonprofits are changing the way they do business following years of economic hardship, as 30 percent of the respondents reported taking some action to upgrade technology to increase services or improve service efficiency in the past 12 months.
From Investors Business Daily
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Official at nonprofit, NAACP trade suits over post
A dispute between a Virginia Beach resident and the NAACP over claims of trademark infringement has boiled over into federal court. The two sides are suing each other. The NAACP wants the court to order Ryan Bomberger and his nonprofit, The Radiance Foundation, to stop using the association's logo and misuse of the NAACP moniker.
From The Virginian-Pilot
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