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Updates and Musings – 3 weeks until my dissertation defense!

I haven’t written a post in over 2 months — shame on me!! I’ve often thought about writing a post but then was reminded of that looming deadline I have approaching.  In less than 3 weeks I will defend my dissertation and if all goes well, I will become a Ph.D!!  It has been a [...]

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Merger News: ClearPoint JoinsWith New York-Based Nonprofit

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, a nonprofit based in Richmond, Virginia, has announced plans to merge with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central New York.  However, it may take months before the deal is official because the merger …

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War Vets Visit DC Memorials, Thanks to Nonprofit

Triangle Flight of Honor, a North Carolina based nonprofit organization, gave veterans of World War II and other wars a day to remember.  On Wednesday, the group took 100 war veterans to Washington DC to see memorials built in their honor. 

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Charity: Water Reaps The Benefit of Social Media

Nonprofits have flocked to social media in recent years, but has fundraising followed? In some cases, this has definitely been the case.  Since September 2009, the Mycharity: Water program has raised over $7.5 million, including over $50,000 …

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NPTtv Summary: Madonna Sued By Charity’s Former Employees

Maonna lives in a material world, and now it seems like some people want some of her material.  The Pop star is being sued in by 8 people her charity, Raising Malawi, used to employ. The organization had planned to build a $15 million Academy for …

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NPTtv: Rahm Emanuel Leans on Nonprofits to Help Transition

There’s a bit of controversy is swirling around Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s transition. The former chief of staff to President Obama has asked several large nonprofit foundations to foot the $200,000 tab.  Normally, candidates use campa…

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NPTtv Summary: Oregon to Pass Nonprofit Spending Law

Oregon charities are about to be in store for a new change this summer.  That’s because the Oregon State Senate is close to passing a new law that would punish charities that don’t spend 30 percent of their expenses on progra…

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NPTtv Summary: United Way Seeks to Solved Education Crisis With Volunteers

United Way Worldwide, in an effort to reverse the trend of students dropping out of schools, is launching an effort to recruit 1 million volunteer tutors and role models.  What is the crisis, exactly?  Well, according to recent studies, 7,000…

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New Episode of The Nonprofit Times TV is Up

We just uploaded the latest webcast of The Nonprofit Times TV.  Here are the stories included this week:

“1 Million Volunteers Needed”
“Oregon Wants to Control Nonprofit Spending”
“Nonprofits Pay Rahm’s Transition Bill”
“Material Girl Might be Ou…

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WordPress 3.1.1

WordPress 3.1.1 is now available. This maintenance and security release fixes almost thirty issues in 3.1, including: Some security hardening to media uploads Performance improvements Fixes for IIS6 support Fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO (/index.php/) permalinks Fixes for various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issues Version 3.1.1 also addresses three [...]

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Win a Chance to be Featured in The NonProfit Times’ Newsletters

Now is a chance to get your organization out to an even wider audience. It’s simple, over the next month (so ending on about May 5th), we want you to respond to this post on our Facebook page with the craziest fundraising ideas you have come up wi…

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Nonprofit to Start Investigative Journalism Site

According to this blog post from The New York Times, The Center for Public Integrity is planning to launch an investigative journalism web site on April 12th.  The site, called iWatch News, will be updated every day with 10 to 12 articles as well …