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Effective activism is an art form, some say. With Clean Air Network, the Hong Kong environmental group, advocacy is art. If you’ve walked through the IFC mall’s atrium this week, you’ve probably seen the art exhibition by the nonprofit group, which is dedicated to raising awareness about pollution in Hong Kong. The show runs there through Sunday, and then moves to Hong Kong’s convention center on April 1 as part of the preview of Sotheby’s spring sale there.

Blackbaud announced it has opened an office in Hong Kong to better serve its international customers. The decision to open Blackbaud Asia Ltd., a Hong Kong corporation, was customer- and market-focused, as the company has seen an increased demand for services from nonprofit organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.

MINNEAPOLIS and NEW YORK, September 28, 2009 — Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC), a leading, international middle market investment bank and institutional securities firm, and Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Nonprofits for Children), a nonprofit organization that improves the lives of New York City youth, announced today a philanthropic collaboration that will occur on October 21 with Youth, I.N.C.'s fourth annual Trading Day for Kids.

HONG KONG, September 22, 2009, The New York TimesAs the 10th anniversary of his company approached this month, Jack Ma sat down and penned a note to his 15,000 employees at Alibaba Group. The chief executive reflected briefly on the success of his enterprise, which in a decade has become an e-commerce juggernaut with more than 100 million users and has vaulted him into the ranks of China’s ultrarich. But the bulk of his message concerned another theme: philanthropy.

NEW YORK, July 29, 2009 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) today unveiled its "DMA Certified Marketing Professional" program, a first of its kind global standard for direct marketing education. While the program is open to all, individuals from DMA member companies will receive additional benefits throughout their course of study, beginning with special member pricing.

NEW YORK, May 22, 2009 — BTIG LLC, an institutional broker dealer specializing in trading and related brokerage services, today announced that it will donate more than $3 million raised during its 7th Commissions for Charity Day to a host of children's charities, including The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Eli Manning Pediatrics Fund, A Little Hope, Autism Speaks and Jacobs Cure.

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