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2014-09-22 12:26:32

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rubenstein Public Relations (RPR) has announced that it partnered with the 9/11 Tribute Center for a pro bono media campaign in observance of National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. On Wednesday, September 17(th), 600 volunteers from companies affected by 9/11 joined the center in assembling 500 bicycles for the children of active military service members. This special event, held in partnership with the USO, was held at the 69th...

2014-09-18 08:28:46

A new International Rescue Committee report gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls, who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international community, including governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, have been strong on rhetoric but weak on follow through when it comes to the protection of Syrian women and girls, with devastating consequences. That is feedback provided by Syrian women and girls in a new IRC...

2014-09-11 08:25:27

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day®, November 15, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is encouraging people to submit videos of themselves talking about their philanthropic idol and what inspires them to get involved. The top five most popular videos, as voted on by the public, will earn submitters a $500 donation in their name to their favorite charity. Starting Sept. 10, anyone can submit a...

2014-09-10 23:12:36

Charitable Gift Annuities have long been a cornerstone of major Charitable Gifts for large Nonprofits and Foundations. Planned Giving Marketing Solutions now offers a Gift Annuity program for all nonprofits and foundations regardless of size! Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Introducing 'Legacy Charitable Gift Annuity'...Planned Giving Marketing Solutions introduces a new CGA program that is available to all nonprofits and foundations regardless of their size. PGMS...

2014-09-10 12:25:36

Nonprofit Finance Fund Details Barriers and Opportunities for Arts Nonprofits and Funders to Foster Financial Stability NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) has released new analysis of its 2014 survey of nonprofit organizations, which includes responses from 919 arts organizations nationwide. The State of the Arts and Culture Sector report captures the challenges and triumphs of nonprofits grappling with financial pressures, changing demographics,...

2014-09-09 12:24:47

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Targeted Victory announced that both full-service agency clients and self-service Targeted Engagement users now have exclusive access to Romney-Ryan Presidential campaign donors through Targeted Victory's Audience Exchange - the most expansive data marketplace in politics. Targeted Victory clients can now leverage the largest inventory of active Republican donors in the country for donor prospecting, message persuasion, and...

2014-09-08 12:30:56

Bank's commitment to hunger relief exceeds $10 million through Give A Meal program CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America and Bank of America today announced the kickoff of the highly successful Give A Meal program. The annual giving campaign that has resulted in more than 100 million meals for families and individuals in need across the country with over 40 million meals coming in just through last year's program. The initiative has proven to be one of...

volunteering
2014-09-01 03:00:57

Kelly Connelly, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Systematic review of 73 published studies yields promising evidence and a call for new research to investigate if volunteering reduces dementia risk Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost! A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences and published online in Psychological Bulletin, is the first to...

roots of human altruism
2014-08-29 03:00:23

Judith Burkart, University of Zurich Apes hardly ever act selflessly without being solicited by others; humans often do. What has caused this curious divergence, which is arguably the secret to our species’ unparalleled success? A team headed by an anthropologist from the University of Zurich now reveals that cooperative care for the young was the evolutionary precondition for the emergence of spontaneous altruistic behavior. Scientists have long been searching for the factor that...

2014-08-26 23:16:43

Bob Carter Companies expands global presence with the addition of Lonsbary, former UNICEF fundraising manager with decades of experience in fundraising for global nonprofits. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Bob Carter Companies LLC has expanded the organization’s expertise in global fundraising with the hiring of international fundraising specialist Patricia “Patty” Lonsbary, CFRE, as a managing director. Lonsbary, who brings more than three decades of experience to the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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