Nonprofit Newswire | August 5, 2010

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The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireBuffett, Gates Challenge—40 Billionaires Pledge to Give Away Half

August 4, 2010; New York Times | Buffett and Gates started buttonholing their rich and famous (or not so famous) peers from the Forbes 400 and ended up calling 70 to get 40, though they don’t plan to stop.—Rick Cohen


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The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireDoes Newsweek Have a Future as a Nonprofit?

August 4, 2010; Poynter Online | The 92-year-old hi-fidelity business pioneer Sidney Harman has purchased Newsweek from the Washington Post Company.—Rick Cohen


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August 4, 2010; Chicago Tribune | A Chicago village has banned volunteers from collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from motorists stopped at intersections.—Bruce Trachtenberg


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August 5, 2010; Wall Street Journal | Susan G. Komen For the Cure is launching a legal battle against “kite fliers, kayakers and dozens of other themed fund-raisers” that it says are illegally using the name, "for the cure."—Aaron Lester


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August 5, 2010; Washington Post | Volunteer doctors and nurses scrambled to keep up with the inflow of patients. The clinic cost $300,000 to put on, with money contributed by 44,000 donors.—Rick Cohen



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