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Tools to Improve Communities

August 19, 2010
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The New York Times
A New York nonprofit network that promotes using technology to help the world’s poor has taken to lightheartedly highlighting the failure of some such efforts as a way to weed out worst practices, The New York Times writes.
June 29, 2010
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National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
After nearly a decade of war, a growing area of research shows the negative impact of military deployments on children, youth and families of U.S. military personnel, reports the National Center for Children in Poverty.
June 2, 2010
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Careersforgood.org
Careersforgood.org provides opportunities from the best organizations in the nonprofit human services sector. Find a job, internship, or volunteer opportunity and start creating solutions to the social problems that face our world.
June 2, 2010
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Texting while driving makes you 4 times more likely to cause a crash.  Do Something & Sprint are declaring a war on thumbs that text while driving - and here's how you can join the fight:
June 2, 2010
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The National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley College
Classroom teachers and out-of-school time practitioners are invited to apply for the National Afterschool Matters Practitioner Fellowship in New Orleans for 2010-2011. This prestigious fellowship offers professionals working in areas of youth education and empowerment an excellent opportunity for career development.
May 13, 2010
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Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group
"May brings beautiful spring flowers, Mother's Day sentiments and of course, graduation speeches filled with advice about "all the amazing things waiting for you out in the real world." If you have chosen the nonprofit sector as your place to explore and land your first real job or even if you are just thinking about it, a big round of applause and congratulations!
May 13, 2010
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The Associated Press
In order to ease financial pressure on school districts, schools, and other nonprofits, a dozen foundations are offering $506 million dollars to match federal grants for education reform, the Associated Press reports. The foundations have set up a joint internet portal, so that organizations can apply to all foundations in one step, streamlining the task of seeking money from multiple sources.
May 13, 2010
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America's Promise Alliance
America's Promise Alliance and AT&T are looking for the energy, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to help make this country a Grad Nation through the My Idea grants program. "My Idea" will empower young people to examine the high school dropout crisis and take action to help more of their peers to graduate on time - improving outcomes for themselves and their community.
February 11, 2010
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PoliticsOnline
Here's an interactive site with news, tools and ideas about media, government, nonprofits and politics. PoliticsOnline calls itself "the oldest political Internet company"—it was founded in 1996—but there's nothing old news about a lot of the resources you'll find on this site. (Nonpartisan and global.)
February 2, 2010
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Innovation Center
Working in collaboration requires bringing different groups together.  Bridging gaps is a central feature of collective leadership; the gap most often bridged while using this approach is one of age.  This work is sometimes difficult and always requires intentionality.  Defining “youth” and “adult” – or at least discussing varying definitions of the