Bad Week For Brits. Worse For The Yanks. Terrible For Us All.

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If, following last week’s death of Olive Cooke , fundraisers in the UK face an image problem involving over-zealous solicitations, their problem pales in comparison to this week’s American version. government’s Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia filed suit against 4 cancer charities charged with scamming donors out of more than $187 million.

Crooked Fundraisers Beware

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Eleven months ago we reported a case of nauseating fundraising fraud involving a rip off of $75 million. First, a bit of background. government’s Federal Trade Commission joined by attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia filed suit against 4 cancer charities charged with scamming donors out of more than $187 million. This is not a case of too much solicitation; it’s one of downright disgusting and outright fraud.

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Which Places Are The Least Sexist?

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There have been a lot of features lately on the most liveable cities. Vancouver BC, Vienna, Melbourne, Toronto, and Helsinki have been at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2010 list. link] interactive map from the NYTimes, ManyEyes and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Where’s The Money?

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Well, maybe not so fast … at least not for everyone in the US of A. Our friends at Analytical Ones have completed an analysis of giving by state (and they can provide locality data as well, if you’re interested), comparing giving level changes between 2008 and 2011. Turns out that only five states, plus the District of Columbia. We’re all rebounding from the Great Recession, right? Optimistic about fundraising prospects for 2014, right?

Making Your Case for Support for the Arts

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I saw tons of demos, lots of talks and panels, and I took a workshop in how to create encaustic 3-D forms! I was frustrated because a lot of funders just didn’t seem to value the arts. This post will show you how to justify the existence of the arts in your city or town.

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Grants and Scholarships for U.S. Middle or High School After School Science or Environmental Clubs' Students

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In its sixth year, the program will award a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships. The competition is open to students in grades 6-12 who are either registered and home-schooled or enrolled in a public or accredited private school, and who are legal residents of the U.S. or the District of Columbia. Teams of students can enter if they are part of an after school science or environmental club, but the challenge is not open to clubs outside of school.

Grants for Historic Preservation Organizations Uniting with Schools

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History Channel Announces Guidelines for Save Our History Grant Program Deadline: June 6, 2008 An initiative of the History Channel ( [link] ), the Save Our History Program invites history organizations to partner with a local school or youth group and apply for funding to help preserve the history of their communities. The History Channel will award a total of $100,000 in grants of up to $10,000 each in 2008. From The Foundation Center.

Grants for Various Different Types of U.S.Organizations' Librarians' Education and Training Needs

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If you are interested in more information about this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post]. Deadline: September 17, 2012 "Institute of Museum and Library Services Accepting Applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program "The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. From The Foundation Center. [If

Grants for American - French Jazz Collaborations

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If you are interested in more information about this grant opportunity, then click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post]. A partnership of the French-American Cultural Exchange and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation , the program seeks to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the U.S. through the collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, music concepts, and professional relationships.

How generous is your state?

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That means plenty to each of us personally, of course, but as nonprofit professionals it also means quite a bit work-wise as well. As you hope for the best return on that holiday pitch you should have already prepared, and as you get set for those final big asks of the year, you might want to see where your state stands in the new state-by-state assessment of charitable giving. of generosity. New York, the District of Columbia, Utah, California, and Connecticut.

Two Recent Grants Available for Historic Preservation

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The first request for proposals, below, is for American non profits working on the history of their community in partnership with a local school. 1) History Organizations Invited to Partner With Schools and Youth Groups for Save Our History Grant Program Deadline: June 1, 2007 Each year, the History Channel, through its Save Our History ( [link] ) program, awards $250,000 in total grants of up to $10,000 each to U.S. From The Foundation Center.