Nonprofit Newswire | July 30, 2010

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Local Y Cut Precipitously in Washington State

July 29, 2010; The Herald | In Monroe, Wash. the five-member city council has voted to end its commitment to the Y  as part of the city’s attempt to close the budget gap. —Ruth McCambridge

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New Haven Eliminating Nonprofits

July 26, 2010; New Haven Independent | The New Haven City Council is visiting or revisiting whether nonprofits are really nonprofits for municipal tax purposes.  —Rick Cohen

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WikiLeaks is Challenged on Its Own Transparency

July 29, 2010; Neiman Journalism Lab | The Neiman Journalism Lab challenges WikiLeaks—established to improve transparency in others—on its own transparency. —Ruth McCambridge

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Trickle Up Philanthropy

July 24, 2010; Singapore Business Times | The appearance of millionaires and billionaires in other nations is leading to the creation of non-U.S. foundations that might lead to a “reverse philanthropy with the vibrant East and South sending help to the developed countries.”  —Rick Cohen

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Michael Moore Backs Plan to Create Nonprofit Movie Houses

July 29, 2010; Associated Press | Michael Moore is setting up a fund to provide grants and training to theater operators willing to refurbish downtown movie houses, whose glory has long faded, and run them as nonprofits. —Bruce Trachtenberg

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Compassion, a Living Wage, or Both?

July 26, 2010; Lansing State Journal | Compassion-motivated interns and AmeriCorps workers, like one young woman profiled in the article, discover that they can’t live on the low and lower levels of compensation they get in the nonprofit sector and have to find second jobs or “freelance work” to survive.  —Rick Cohen

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New Jersey Legal Aid Account Plummets with Housing Market Slowdown

July 29, 2010; | That’s right, folks—an 80 percent drop in funding for legal aid in an environment in which the need for legal representation has increased significantly. —Ruth McCambridge

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Funders of Pro-Fiorina Group Hard to Trace

July 27, 2010; Los Angeles Times | With the impending 2010 Congressional and gubernatorial elections, we can now begin to monitor how nonprofits are created to support various candidates. —Rick Cohen

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