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1955: Why the US Chose Nuclear Energy Over Solar

October 8th, 2014  |  Source: Sustainablebusiness.com

This amazing excerpt from the book, Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy, provides fascinating context to energy choices the US made in the 1950s. It was a pivotal moment for the advent of solar energy, but the US supported nuclear instead. 

 


LEGO And Ashoka Want To Help You Change The World Through Playful Learning

July 2nd, 2014  |  Source: Forbes

The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers want “to transform the way the world learns.”


Permanent Housing for Homeless Veterans, Serene Haven Inc.

May 24th, 2014  |  Source: www.SaveVeteranHousing.com

Serene Haven is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helpinghomeless veterans, one veteran at a time. Serene Haven offers permanenthousing for homeless veterans while traditional programs are transitional and only for twenty four (24) months.

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Private Foundations vs. Donor-Advised Funds

May 5th, 2014  |  Source: Foundation Source

 

By Guest Blogger: Page Snow,chief philanthropic officer at Foundation Source

 

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Online Donation Rates are Higher Than Ever Before

April 9th, 2014  |  Source: M+R

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 that emerged from the nonprofits we surveyed:

1. The average one-time online donation amount to a nonprofit was $68 in 2013.

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Nonprofit Growth Outpaces For-Profits in U.S.

March 10th, 2014  |  Source: NPQ

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.


STUDY: AMERICA'S NATURAL GAS SYSTEM IS LEAKY AND IN NEED OF A FIX

February 13th, 2014  |  Source: Mitchell Foundation

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.


The 5 Most Difficult Risks to Overcome as a Start-up

February 3rd, 2014  |  Source: VNN

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?




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