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2014-10-23 08:35:35

Change the lives of children living in poverty SEATTLE, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The need is great, as around 400 million children in the world under the age of 13 live in extreme poverty, according to the World Bank. That's more than the entire population of the United States. In the U.S. extreme poverty has hit a new high; recent studies show over 1.6 million households with children are living on less than $2 per person, per day.[1] This Christmas shoppers can help fight...

2014-10-22 08:27:44

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-nine nonprofit organizations across the United States and Canada will receive pro bono marketing services this week through CreateAthon, a 24-hour pro bono marketing marathon to be held in nine cities on October 23 and 24 as part of Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of skills-based volunteerism and the impact it can have on the social sector. Founded by Riggs Partners in Columbia, South Carolina in 1997, CreateAthon is one of the...

2014-10-20 12:27:54

Association Recognizes National Philanthropy Day by Releasing Results of Faces of Philanthropy Survey at Nov. National Philanthropy Day Gala PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Think you know what philanthropists look like? Chances are good that you are wrong. The next generation of philanthropist may bear little resemblance to the donors of yesteryear, concludes a newly-released survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC)....

2014-10-08 23:05:49

Nonprofits and Churches can process one time or recurring donations with a custom branded webpage through Aplos Donations for no monthly fee. This easy-to-use solution for collecting donations online makes it simple for a nonprofit of any size to process credit cards and accept donations using ACH bank withdrawals. Fresno, California (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Aplos Software, a web-based software company specializing in nonprofit software, unveiled today a more affordable method for...

2014-10-07 08:22:39

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An event to raise funds to support The Salvation Army's Family Caring Center, the Garbage Bag Gala was created from the idea that rather than spending money on expensive attire to attend a fundraising event, better use could be made of those resources by donating directly to the charity. Making and wearing something made of trash bags and recycled materials instead furthered the concept that everyone and everything deserves a second...

2014-10-06 08:25:14

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-two percent of charities raised more funds as of mid-2014 than they did as of mid-2013, according to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative's (NRC) mid-year fundraising survey. That figure represents a slowdown in giving from last year, when that mid-year figure was 58 percent, but still stronger than in 2012 when it was 46 percent. "The mid-year results have averaged 9 percentage points lower than end-of-year findings since the NRC...

2014-10-03 12:24:18

LONDON, October 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Buddha-Bar Knightsbridge, a truly global restaurant and winner of the Best Restaurant Bar at London Club & Bar Awards 2014, is proud to be able to announce our exciting partnership with The Global Party and The Global Charity Trust. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141003/709407-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141003/709407-b ) The Global Party is an exciting initiative and is...

2014-10-01 08:40:35

Call for Nominations is Now Open for Candidates to Advise Registry on Issues within the NGO Community RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry - the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain - today announced it is accepting nominations from individuals to join the Public Interest Registry NGO Community Advisory Council. As part of the Advisory Council, members will provide input on issues facing the NGO (non-governmental organisation) community...

2014-09-30 23:17:45

The Care Plus Foundation Golf Outing, now in its third year, successfully raised funding for clients. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Care Plus Foundation, Inc. (“CarePlus Foundation”) the fundraising and advocacy arm of Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”), held their annual Golfers Give Back charitable golf outing last week. The organization is pleased to report record giving just under $90,000 plus commitments for support of next year’s outing. The annual event – held...

2014-09-25 23:10:22

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has developed a Volunteer Management System that offers volunteers a standardized orientation, scheduling, and training process as well as twelve new volunteer position descriptions that contain professional responsibilities volunteers can apply to personal career advancement. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has developed a Volunteer Management System that offers...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.