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SAN FRANCISCO, September 3, 2009 — 300 of the country's top philanthropists, thought leaders and social entrepreneurs will focus on how to drive innovation and change in these challenging economic times at Momentum (, Tides’ annual thought leader conference for progressive social changemakers and philanthropists taking place September 7 – 9 at the W Hotel.

CHICAGO, July 14, 2009 — The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced a $300,000 grant to Easter Seals to advance evidence-based autism services for young children nationwide. The grant, made possible through the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program(TM), is in response to families' need for greater access to autism services as reflected in key findings of Easter Seals' recent Living with Autism Study.* These funds enhance nearly $6 million already provided to Easter Seals through the All Kids Can Program in which Easter Seals is a national partner.

June 19, 2009, The San Francisco Chronicle — For years, there has been growing concern that the Bay Area has become home to too many nonprofit organizations. The sheer number, critics said, was inefficient and unsustainable.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 1, 2009 — Craigslist Foundation announces its 6th annual Boot Camp for nonprofit organizations and individuals interested in making a difference in their communities nationwide. It will be held on Saturday, June 20th, 2009, on the University of California, Berkeley campus. This year, the all-day program focuses on skills for connecting, motivating and inspiring greater community involvement and impact. Boot Camp '09 will place a special emphasis on community-building and the opportunities for collaboration among individuals, businesses, government, philanthropists, and nonprofits. Boot Camp precedes the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering & Service, in San Francisco.

April 29, 2009, The San Francisco Chronicle — As the economy continues its tailspin, Bay Area nonprofit leaders are making plans to consolidate their charities in order to survive.

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