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Jason Cherkis

Jon Huntsman Flirted With 'Death Panels' As Governor | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

Two years before Sarah Palin conjured “death panels" from her active imagination, Utah’s business elite devised its own far less infamous version....

Will Guzzardi

Giant Downtown Mural Inspires Chicagoans To 'Go Do Good' | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

Commuters walking near State and Madison streets in downtown Chicago had a striking new image in their sights Tuesday morning: a giant, bright-yellow,...

Jason Cherkis

Potential GOP Presidential Candidate Favored Health Care Mandate As Governor | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

HANCOCK, N.H. –- To hear Jon Huntsman and his advisers tell it, he is a bedrock conservative on health care who took a free market approach as gover...

Cuts to Emergency Funds Literally Push New Yorkers Out the Door

Gordon Campbell | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

Cutting funding to the ESFP and other safety net initiatives that may be the difference between life and death closes the door on those who suffer from the plagues of unemployment, homelessness and hunger.

Ending Homelessness Is No Funny Business

Joel John Roberts | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

After decades of this country's struggle to end American homelessness, a business approach could very well be the tipping point to resolution.

Lifting Up America's Voices on Education -- and Acting on Them

Brian Gallagher | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
Brian Gallagher

If ever there was an issue on which Americans can mobilize for change -- on which they yearn to engage -- it is education.

Will Guzzardi

United Way's 'Week Of Caring' Mobilizes Army Of Volunteers | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

This week is National Volunteer Week, and one of Chicago’s largest charitable organizations is mobilizing a small army of locals to hit the streets ...

GM Foundation Gives $27 Million To Struggling Detroit Schools

Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact

As the Detroit Public Schools system continues its attempt to erase a $327 million budget deficit, financial assistance couldn't come at a better time...

Rallying 1 Million Volunteers To Help American Schools

Posted 06.01.2011 | Education

American schools need help. Unfortunately, that's no April Fools' joke. On April 1, United Way launched a campaign to rally 1 million volunteers to g...

Having a Strong Team Is Essential for Our Kids' Success

Nnamdi Asomugha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nnamdi Asomugha

When high school graduates cross the stage and collect their diplomas, there are many people who helped to make that happen.

How Companies Can Give More Than Just Thanks

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Macro-economic and developmental problems cannot be solved by any one person alone. However, Thanksgiving is a good time to think about what each one of us can do as members of organizations.

Geoffrey Canada Leads the Charge

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

If we're going to see school reform, real school reform, we're going to need to start asking tough questions and demanding serious answers. Kudos to Mr. Canada for leading the charge.

Top 400 Charities See Billions Less In Donations, Biggest Percentage Drop Ever Recorded

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — A new ranking of the nation's 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ...

Reading and the Third Grade: How to Keep our Kids on the Right Track

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gordon Campbell

Students need programs that bridge the gap between pre-school and elementary school and provide them with the support they need for greater academic success.

The Cost of Taxing Nonprofits

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

By imposing new taxes on nonprofits, I fear that policy-makers have forgotten why the tax exemption was put in place: nonprofits provide a service that relieves the burden on others.

Eight Actions for the Gulf and Beyond

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deepak Chopra

Many of us, overwhelmed by bad news on the ecological front for more than a decade, may almost by default find ourselves passively letting bad go to worse.

Responding to the Challenge of Strengthening Nonprofit Boards

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gordon Campbell

A nonprofit board of directors can make or break an organization, particularly in times of economic stress or at organizational transition points.

Advice for the Vatican

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Charles Kolb

It's clear what the Catholic Church must do: determine the facts, share them with the public, prosecute the alleged perpetrators, fix the system, and then make a sincere apology.

Helping Donors Choose: Improving Nonprofit Ratings for the Future

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

As we all know, a charity's success and effectiveness goes well beyond a one-dimensional focus on nonprofit finances.

Phil Hirsch, Ohio Man, Wins Supermarket Shopping Spree And Donates To Food Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After making a donation to Youngstown State University's annual United Way fundraiser, Phil Hirsch, an administrator at the university, won a supermar...

Alternative Spring Break: College Students Spend Week Off Volunteering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At colleges and universities across the nation, students are ditching plans to relax on sun-drenched beaches, opting instead to spend their spring bre...

Helping Haiti at Home

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

New York City's Haitian community will face significant long-term challenges as a result of the tragedy.

My 2010 Wish List for NYC

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

The next ten years, I hope, will be better than the last for New Yorkers, especially those in our underserved communities. To put us on the right track I want to highlight five goals for 2010.

Dropout Prevention Should Be Top of the Class

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

What would be the impact if we succeeded in lowering the dropout rate? How much better off will we all be if we succeed in our dropout prevention efforts?

Let's Get Serious About America's Hunger Crisis

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

Forty-nine million Americans do not have dependable access to adequate food. That's nearly 15 percent who struggle to get enough to eat, up from 11 percent a year earlier.