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Israeli Settlements Helped By U.S. Tax Law: Non-Profit Donations At Odds With U.S. Foreign Policy

New York Times | By JIM RUTENBERG, MIKE McINTIRE and ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the American government seeks to end the four-decade Jewish settlement enterprise and foster a Palestinian state in the West Bank, the American Tre...

Arts Leaders Blast NY Gov. Paterson's Proposed Slash of Culture Funding

Leonard Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonard Jacobs

Part of what is driving Paterson to institute the whopping 40% cut to arts is the terminally dysfunctional state legislature, which is more than one month late approving a budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

All That Glitters Is Green: First-Ever Christie's Green Auction

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Christie's celebrity-studded green auction was a great concept, taking what has traditionally been a bastion of the elite and putting their vast resources to work for a good green cause.

GoCause Origins: How Project SAFE Inspired a Superhero

Matt Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Matt Hooper

Last November, I had the privilege of collaborating on a project with the peer educators of a Brooklyn branch of Project SAFE. The project became "GoCause", a superhero campaign promoting NPOs through viral videos.

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.

Jaicko Partners with 'Music Unites' Charity to Inspire Students

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

It's not everyday that a pop star stops by a middle school and performs his newest single. But that's exactly what happened when Jaicko, the up-and-coming Barbadian singer, visited students at a school in Harlem.

DERIVATIVES SALES: SEC SUIT AGAINST GOLDMAN TRIGGERS ANXIETY ON WALL STREET

Bloomberg | Christine Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street's biggest firms are considering the suitability of selling opaque financial products to governments, endowments and not-for-profit institu...

How to Boost Creativity, Productivity and Morale in the Workplace: Let Your Employees Play!

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Darell Hammond

The collective wisdom is that play takes away from work. But if we instead abide by the philosophy that play contributes to work, we end up with employees who are happier and healthier.

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.

Not For Profit: How Hamas Sabotages the Gaza Charities

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The recent robbery of some $270,000 from a Gaza humanitarian organization is just the latest case of Hamas interfering with area NGOs. Such bullying acts make it a lot harder to get aid to those most in need.

Attention Non-Profit Newsies: Alan Mutter Thinks We're Fantastic

John Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Thornton

As a co-founder of the non-profit Texas Tribune, I am one of those fantasy-harboring loonies who believes that public journalism is important.

The Power of Networks: Effecting Greater Impact in the Social Change Movement

Ellen Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Friedman

At a recent conference, activists discussed how the future of social change movement rests in how we network our individual efforts with one another to create more coordinated and unified action.

Empowering Youth One 'Step' At a Time

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

When it comes to saving our youth, one of the best ways our society can do this is by providing extracurricular activities for our children outside of the school environment.

Catalyzing the Future at the Skoll World Forum

James Elbaor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Elbaor

We dream of communities with meaningful interactions between its citizens. But, critical issues such as climate change, water scarcity, poverty, education and public health, stand in our way.

Earmark Rule Changes: Lobbyists Scrambling To Keep Money Flowing

New York Times | ERIC LICHTBLAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jolted by a sudden tightening of the rules, lobbyists and military contractors who have long relied on lucrative earmarks from Congress ...

Why I'm Joining the Alliance for Youth Movements

Sam Graham-Felsen | Posted 10.28.2011 | Technology
Sam Graham-Felsen

Technology will never replace the difficult, usually unglamorous work required to produce lasting social change. But it's clear that online and mobile tools can dramatically expand the power of grassroots organizers.

Blog For Me And Win Tickets And Accommodations To The 11th Annual Social Enterprise Summit In San Francisco

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

I'm looking for two aspiring bloggers who are currently affiliated with social enterprises as either a Board or staff member to blog and cover the Social Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.

If You Care About Peace, Now is the Time to Invest in Southern Sudan

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Davis

BRAC USA aims to aid southern Sudan in the areas of microfinance, health, education and agricultural development. BRAC is now the largest microfinance provider in the country.

Why Getting Americans out of the Country Will Help Save the Earth

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Traveling and living in abroad is the best way to understand another culture, learn a new language, and grapple with the consequences of global poverty.

Philanthropy and the Economic Crisis

Georgia Levenson Keohane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Georgia Levenson Keohane

This week and next I am a guest blogger at The Center for Effective Philanthropy. My posts address philanthropy and the economic crisis, and include ...

Want to Create Jobs? Don't Forget Low-Hanging Fruit in Nonprofits

Fran Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fran Barrett

The nonprofit sector employs 500,000 in New York, and 12.9 million individuals nationally. Each nonprofit job brings value to a community.

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.

Obamas Donate $15,000 To Haiti Earthquake Victims Via Bush-Clinton Fund

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP)- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have donated $15,000 from their personal bank account to help the victims of Hai...

Meet the Volunteer You Turned Away

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Susan decided to take action and started to research what people on the streets need. She even sent me links to information that I didn't know. She planned on filling up her car and driving to a park to help.

City-Labs: Learn How You Can Help in 2010

Tracy Hepler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tracy Hepler

This year you can go out and actually meet the people behind LA's best non-profits at the 2nd annual City-Labs event at the California Market Center in Downtown this Saturday.