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Apple To Match Employees' Charitable Contributions
September 9, 2011

If you work at a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization you might want to start reaching out to Apple employees.

Apple Chief Tim Cook sent a note to Apple employees announcing the Cupertino, Calif.-based Mac maker will match its employees contributions to nonprofit organizations up to $10,000 annually.

Charities Struggle With Smaller Wall Street Donations
August 31, 2011

While Wall Street has slowly returned from the depths of the financial crisis, nonprofit groups that have come to depend on the industry’s donations are still struggling. With the global market turmoil and the threat of a double-dip recession, many big banks are clutching their cash or rethinking their giving strategy to maximize their dollars.

The changing nature of Wall Street giving has touched many corners of the nonprofit world. Financial firms accounted for the largest amount of corporate cash donations in 2010, according to the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy.

More Foundation CEOs Start to Tweet
August 26, 2011

While it certainly hasn’t reached a tipping point, the number of foundation chief executives using Twitter is growing — slowly.

Jeffrey Raikes, chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, started tweeting last month. His boss, Bill Gates, has been on Twitter since January 2010.

James Knickman, head of the New York State Health Foundation, signed on recently. Alberto Ibarguen of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are tweeting their way to significant numbers of "followers."

Inspiration for Omar from 'The Wire' starts nonprofit group
July 11, 2011

Donnie Andrews' life is one that David Simon and Ed Burns would have had to invent if he hadn't already lived it.

Andrews, the inspiration for the ruthless yet moral stickup man Omar Little in the Simon and Burns HBO series "The Wire," has formed a nonprofit organization called Why Murder?

At 57, Andrews seems grateful to be alive, speaking repeatedly about "blessings" on Thursday evening to a group gathered at the University of Maryland Law School to launch and raise funds for his new nonprofit organization targeting urban youth.

2 Charities Set to End a Merger, Papers Say
March 7, 2011

A merger of Smile Train and Operation Smile, two nonprofit groups that work to repair cleft lips and palates, is being called off as a result of widespread opposition among Smile Train’s donors, according to documents whose contents were confirmed by a person familiar with the matter.