April 9, 2014
M+R Benchmarks Study explains what’s going on in the world of online advocacy & fundraising Now in its eighth year, the M+R Benchmarks Study, cosponsored by NTEN, analyzes the data that matters most to nonprofit online programs. The goal of the Study is to set benchmarks that help nonprofits measure their online performance, track progress, and guide strategy with an eye toward more effective fundraising and advocacy. Here are 8 big trends...
March 10, 2014
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could return $179.2 billion in profits to taxpayers over the next 10 years if they continue operating under federal conservatorship, according to White House budget analysts. The U.S.-owned mortgage-finance companies, seized by regulators during the 2008 credit crisis, have returned to profitability as the housing market recovers. By the end of this month, they will have sent $202.9 billion back to...
March 10, 2014
Although the overall economy has been expanding slowly, the nonprofit sector is vibrant, according to a recent report in the New York Times. From 2001 to 2011, the Times reports that the number of nonprofits in the United States grew 25 percent, while the number of for-profit businesses rose by half a percent, quoting recent figures compiled by the Urban Institute. There are still four times as many businesses as nonprofits...
February 13, 2014
The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated U.S. methane emissions generally, as well as those from the natural gas industry specifically. Natural gas consists predominantly of methane. Even small leaks from the natural gas system are important because methane is a potent greenhouse gas—about 30 times more potent than...
February 6, 2014
The green movement has slowly but surely taken its place at the forefront of our collective consciousness. Climate change and sustainability are now popular topics of discussion. The average consumer is becoming more aware of their place in the global chain of manufacturing and consumption. That consumer awareness forces companies to do business nature's way. That means changing the way we develop materials, harness energy and process...
February 3, 2014
Starting your own company is a rewarding yet scary experience. You have no idea if your idea is going to be a success or when you will start to draw a salary from your company. But the risks don’t end there. Macro economic headwinds might seem abstract, but things can go quickly wrong when you are at the helm of a fledgling company. So what are some of the bigger risks to consider as the owner of a start-up company? 1) Will You Find...
February 1, 2014
Sitting in an operations center outside Washington, Josh Gearheart and his team have spent the last week tracing the digital footprints of Super Bowl sex traffickers with the same technology he once used to hunt insurgents in Afghanistan. A former Army intelligence officer, Gearheart is part of a two-year partnership between trafficking researchers and a defense contractor called Praescient Analytics, whose 100 employees normally...
February 1, 2014
Interest on the minuscule loans made by microfinance outfits has always been high, but over the past few years it has become even higher. A recent paper, using data on over 1,500 microfinance institutions (MFIs) from around the world, shows that for the smallest loans, typically less than $150, the average rate climbed steadily from 30% in 2004 to 35% in 2011.* Even as small loans have become more expensive, they have also become more common....
January 24, 2014
A new start up business may be funded with credit and other lending products, prepaid income from a new company, and other available sources of business loans. There are several sources available in the U.K. that lend to entrepreneurs who wish to start a new business with their personal funding. Credit is important when first speaking with a traditional source. Tip One: Being Prepared for the Interview It is important for a new applicant...
January 23, 2014
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)’s Elon Musk said sales of electric Model S cars in China should match U.S. levels as early as next year, with demand from the world’s largest auto market eventually requiring a local plant. The electric-car maker said yesterday the Model S will be priced from 734,000 yuan ($121,280) in China when deliveries begin. Musk, Tesla’s billionaire co-founder and chief executive officer, will...


Off the Wires

March 10, 2014
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could return $179.2 billion in profits to taxpayers over the next 10 years if they continue operating...
February 1, 2014
Sitting in an operations center outside Washington, Josh Gearheart and his team have spent the last week tracing the digital footprints of Super...
January 23, 2014
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)’s Elon Musk said sales of electric Model S cars in China should match U.S. levels as early as next year, with demand...
January 14, 2014
Facebook, the popular social network with over a billion users worldwide, has just been hit with a class-action lawsuit. The allegations...
December 12, 2013
The U.S. general who opened the Guantanamo detention camp said Thursday it was a mistake and should be shut down because "it validates every...

Value Blog

April 9, 2014
M+R Benchmarks Study explains what’s going on in the world of online advocacy & fundraising Now in its eighth year, the M+R Benchmarks Study,...
March 10, 2014
Although the overall economy has been expanding slowly, the nonprofit sector is vibrant, according to a recent report in the New York Times...
February 13, 2014
The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA...
February 6, 2014
The green movement has slowly but surely taken its place at the forefront of our collective consciousness. Climate change and sustainability are...
February 3, 2014
Starting your own company is a rewarding yet scary experience. You have no idea if your idea is going to be a success or when you will start to...

Altruism Today

March 10, 2014
UN special rapporteur on the right to food champions agroecology as sustainable alternative to existing framework The existing food system has failed...
March 6, 2014
The Pacific School of Religion, a multi-denominational Christian seminary with a long history of inspiring, training, and sustaining...
February 17, 2014
Funny video: Matt Damon & @BenAffleck pitch themeselves for their charities @Water & @EasternCongo http://bit.ly/1bavNXQ
February 1, 2014
If Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail because of Israel’s...
January 23, 2014
First watch this video "Running For Those Who Can't" (Hat Tip to Jessica!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUMu5mL0hcY&list=...

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