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2009-04-14 08:00:00

More than 9 in 10 Nonprofits in Greater Need of Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers; Yet, Corporations and Nonprofits Cite Significant Barriers to Giving and Getting This Type of Support   NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the 2009 Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey, both nonprofits and corporations are overlooking a high-impact opportunity to leverage pro bono and skilled volunteer support to offset a decline in corporate giving dollars. Despite the challenging economic...

2009-03-05 05:48:07

The Irish rock band U2 has signed a deal for three mutually exclusive radio broadcasts on three consecutive nights, Interscope Records announced. Produced by FMQB Productions, U2 3 Nights Live coincides with the release of the band's latest album, No Line on the Horizon. Beginning Monday in Los Angeles, the band will offer an inside look at the making of its new CD. U2 also will play selections from the album and discuss the recording process, concepts and ideas behind it, the band's record...

2009-03-04 05:00:00

U2 Like You've Never Heard Them Before SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the release of No Line On The Horizon, Interscope recording artist U2 will participate in an unprecedented radio broadcast event produced by FMQB Productions, U2 3 Nights Live which places the band in three cities for three mutually exclusive radio broadcasts for three consecutive nights. Beginning in Los Angeles on Monday, March 9th, the broadcast will feature an inside look at the...

2009-02-28 11:34:52

The rock band U2, in a Beatles redux, performed several of its hits from the roof of the BBC's Broadcasting House in London, witnesses say. Witnesses said the band played a surprise concert Friday seven stories up from the streets of London, offering those gathered below hits such as Vertigo and Beautiful Day, The Daily Telegraph reported. The performance only included four songs, but the appearance of U2 lead singer Bono on the broadcasting house's roof temporarily stopped traffic down...

2009-02-27 16:28:39

Rocker Bono has denied he is a hypocrite for moving part of his band U2's business to the Netherlands to avoid paying higher taxes in Ireland. The Times of London said Oxfam, Concern and several Catholic missionary orders claim U2 has deprived its homeland of revenue for social services and overseas aid by taking its financial affairs to Holland where the tax rate on royalty earnings is lower than it is in Ireland. There is nothing illegal about what they have done in taking advantage of more...

2009-02-12 14:53:27

The Irish rock band U2 has agreed to perform an unprecedented five consecutive nights on Late Show with David Letterman in New York, CBS said Thursday. The group is slated to perform March 2-6. This marks the first time a musical guest has been booked for a week's worth of shows, the network said. U2 is set to release its 12th album, No Line on the Horizon, March 3. The band last performed on the Late Show Oct. 29, 2001. Frontman Bono was also interviewed on the broadcast.

2009-01-29 13:11:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Bono Net, a national non-profit organization that works to increase access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation, today announced it has received sponsorship from KPMG LLP as part of the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm's commitment to corporate citizenship. Over the past 10 years, Pro Bono Net has created a broad and powerful network of non-profit legal aid providers, courts and bar associations...

2009-01-28 07:00:00

Trajectory Develops Pro Bono Ad Campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to Aid Recruitment PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric Brody, President of Trajectory, an integrated brand development and marketing firm in Morristown, NJ, and a Big Brother once himself, partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to create a dynamic, multi-media ad campaign to encourage men to get involved and help young boys realize their full potential. Inspired by his own Big Brother experience, Brody...

2009-01-16 07:00:00

In a publishing 'first' 30 Editions of Elle magazine team up with Bono, Gisele Bundchen and Scarlett Johansson in the fight against AIDS in Africa. NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In just over 2 years, (PRODUCT)RED(TM) partners and events have generated over 120 million USD to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Now, the ELLE network will simultaneously feature (RED)(TM) in more than thirty editions globally, with content provided by Gisele Bundchen, Scarlett Johansson and Bono. (Photo:...

2009-01-10 15:24:29

Irish singer Bono, front man for the rock group U2, says he is going to write an occasional opinion column for The New York Times. The 48-year-old rocker said he was honored to write for the U.S. newspaper, but warned his writing and punctuation skills have never been a strong suit, the BBC reported Saturday. He also will provide a podcast to complement his written work. Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal credited the singer for his international humanitarian efforts, calling him an...

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