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Geopolitics cast shadow over New Silk Road

October 17th, 2014  |  Source: FT

When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he issued a call for Germany to join China in developing a “New Silk Road” between their two economies.


Joel Kurtzman’s Case for Economic Optimism

October 16th, 2014  |  Source: Strategy + Business

As markets appear to be plunging, the founding editor of strategy+business argues that the United States is about to launch an epic new wave of growth.

by Art Kleiner [Erstwhile editor of strategy+business]


Polar vortex will likely make a return this winter

October 15th, 2014  |  Source: Washington Post

If you’re wondering what this winter holds for the Mid-Atlantic, you need not look further than last winter, though not as prolonged, says Accuweather in their winter weather outlook.

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Why Private Donations Aren't Helping America's Poor

October 13th, 2014  |  Source: Business Week

Of late, the comparatively good news on the U.S. economy suggests the worst of the recession is behind us. Nonetheless, millions remain out of work; federal food and nutrition assistance outlays – one measure of the number of people struggling to get by—were at an all time high in 2013.


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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