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Many donors prefer giving to groups they know during recession

Philanthropy consultants are consistently reporting that donors are reevaluating their giving—preferring to continue to give to groups they know. According to a Wall Street Journal article, some donors are giving smaller gifts or none at all. Over the past year, … Continue reading

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Alternative job fairs draw crowds

In an effort to combat the sometimes dismal prospects at traditional job fairs, which often involve long lines, enlist experts to speak and offer few real jobs, the unemployed have begun to create their own job fairs, according to a … Continue reading

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Ford Foundation commits $50 million to help cities buy foreclosed homes

In an effort to help stem the decline in property values plaguing many neighborhoods and communities, the Ford Foundation has committed $50 million in program-related investment funds to a new nonprofit venture to help municipalities buy foreclosed homes from financial … Continue reading

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Nonprofits brace for greater scrutiny of executive compensation

The furor over bonuses at AIG and other Wall Street firms that have received government funds is prompting nonprofits to brace for more scrutiny of their executive pay practices, The Wall Street Journal reports. While nonprofits have yet to receive … Continue reading

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Arts groups lose funding as priority shifts to basic needs

About one in 10 arts groups in the U.S. are in danger of collapse as private donations, ticket sales and government support dwindle, says nonprofit Americans for the Arts, The Wall Street Journal reported. Museums, theaters and dance companies, which … Continue reading

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