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Topeka, Kan., December 2, 2009 — Family footwear retailer, Payless ShoeSource, announced that more than 750 nonprofit partners located across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and in 10 Latin American countries have officially joined Payless in its Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program, a grass-roots effort aimed at giving more than $1.2 million in free shoes to children of families in need this holiday season.

Austin, TX, November 3, 2009 — Austin-based wayfinding and environmental graphic design consultant fd2s has completed the development of an innovative donor kiosk system for the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

INDIANAPOLIS, November 2, 2009 — Gender does not generally predict whether someone who donates to charity is likely to leave a charitable bequest in his or her will, according to a study released today by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

MERRIAM, Kansas, October 2, 2009 — An estimated 800,000 people nationwide put on their jeans with Christina Applegate today to celebrate Lee National Denim Day, each donating at least $5 to help raise crucial funds for the fight against breast cancer. The event has been one of the largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer, and today raised an estimated $4-$5 million for promising breast cancer research funded by the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), bringing the 14-year total to nearly $80 million.

KANSAS CITY, September 22, 2009 — The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced the results of a new survey of American entrepreneurs showing that entrepreneurs and small businesses continue to struggle despite increasing optimism on Wall Street. One week before Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made the statement that the recession is "very likely over," two-thirds of entrepreneurs reported that the economy is heading in the wrong direction.

I love, love, LOVE this comment we received from a reader who responded to Kimberly Seville’s April installment of DM Diagnosis, where she talked about the importance of organizations sending out timely thank-yous to donors.

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