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Panhandling Bans Hurt Some Fundraisers
September 17, 2009

September 16, 2009, USA TODAY — Communities seeking to prevent panhandlers from venturing into streets are stirring controversy with bans that also prevent people from approaching vehicles to ask for charitable donations.

Review: High Salaries for Aid Group CEOs
September 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2009, USA TODAY — Four chief executives whose government-funded non-profit corporations are paid to deliver U.S. foreign assistance earned more than half a million dollars in 2007, a USA TODAY review of public tax records shows.

Life Lessons: From One Gates to Another
August 31, 2009

UNION, Wash., August 27, 2009, USA Today — Everywhere he goes, Bill Gates is escorted by a mythic résumé. Mercenary software genius. Self-made billionaire. Passionate philanthropist.

'Obama Effect' at School: Black Parents Volunteer, Expect More
August 7, 2009

August 6, 2009, USA TODAY — A new survey suggests that President Obama's victory last November had a positive effect not just on the academic expectations of black Americans — it may have raised parents' interests in volunteerism.

Businesses Turn to Facebook for Word-of-mouth Advertising
August 7, 2009

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., August 5, 2009, USA TODAY — Bartender Beau Dieda does more than mix and serve drinks every night at popular nightspot Baja Sharkeez: He is also instructed to sign up friends and fans for his company's Facebook page, as well as his own. Before he leaves the restaurant, he sends bulletins to his collective fan base inviting them back in for specials, discounts or events.