Nonprofit Newswire | September 27, 2010

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The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireRecession Worsening Decline in Religious Giving

September 24, 2010; New York Times | There's no doubt the downturn is creating a big hole in collection plates at churches and synagogues across the nation.—Bruce Trachtenberg


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Tough Questions for Microlenders

September 23, 2010; Walrus Blog | The Walrus Blog—commentary on the discussions at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting—asks “If you were an NGO micro-finance loan officer, how would you respond to a poor woman’s plea of ‘Am I not poor, too?’ after you have just denied her a loan?”—Rick Cohen


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Small Haitian Nonprofits Struggle While Donations Remain Unspent

September 26, 2010; Associated Press | Nonprofits with relatively small budgets often remain unfunded in their efforts to help local populations in overlooked or rural neighborhoods even while only 15 percent of the pledged $4.7 billion in international donor dollars have been spent.—Ruth McCambridge


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The Meaning of Zuckerberg’s $100 Million

September 23, 2010; The Daily Beast | One of the founders of Facebook, rapidly climbing the ranks of he nation's richest people, announced a $100 million donation he intended to make to the public school system of Newark, N.J.—Rick Cohen


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SF Asks What Social Service Expenditures Are Yielding

September 26, 2010; San Francisco Examiner | It seems like a reasonable question to ask: If San Francisco is spending nearly a half-billion dollars to contract with local nonprofits to provide social services, what kind of successes are the recipient organizations achieving?—Bruce Trachtenberg


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GOP Makes a Pledge to America

September 23, 2010; CNN Politics | The new Republican party platform contains an awful lot of language that sounds adapted from the founding fathers, making it difficult to find the specifics that might affect the nonprofit sector.—Rick Cohen



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