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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.

'Please Give My Dad A Job,' Writes Twelve-Year-Old In Oregon

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. A 12-year-old girl in ...

True Angels in the City of Angels: The Top 5 Social Enterprises in LA

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Greenblatt

Despite the negative press, LA is a vibrant hub of ethnicities and ideas, a thriving metropolis that spurs continuous innovation for the common good.

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.

Homeless In The Cold: What Should You Do?

CNN | Jim Kavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The weather has turned dangerously cold in much of the country, putting homeless people at high risk of injury or even death. If you encounter someone...

Domes for the Homeless

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lee Schneider

Can a new village of homes be built in a day? The answer is yes if you have volunteers, vision, and an innovative design for geodesic homes.

The Road Ahead for New York City Nonprofits

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

The jobless rate is at a 16-year high and we are seeing an ever-increasing demand for basic human services nonprofits provide as families lose their health care or their homes.

United Way: How Do You Live United?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

from the United Way: How do you LIVE UNITED? Grab the closest camera and make a short video explaining how you're working to improve the education, i...

Holiday in St. Bernard

Julie Fefferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Fefferman

The St. Bernard Community Center is just a few hundred meters from the main drag of New Orleans. Needy members from the community pace in front, waiting for the center to open.