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Turning Tweets Into Gifts:
A Q&A With TinyGive's Co-Founder

What if just some of the millions of Tweets sent last month about the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., included modest donations to relevant, reputable nonprofits?

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Will New Combined Federal Campaign Rule Stem its Precipitous Decline?

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign has launched this year with a new component. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the Universal Giving program, which has expanded the number and types of charities to which federal employees can direct their donations.

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What Can We Learn From The Ice Bucket Challenge Data?

Beth Kanter shares her take on the infamous Ice Bucket Challenge – why did it go viral, and what can we take from it?

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Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera Merger Not Smooth Sailing

NPQ is always disturbed by throwaway statements about the advisability of mergers, especially when the assumption is that the combined organization will immediately produce cost savings and economies of scale. So we are sad but not surprised to see that despite a merger last year, neither the Sacramento Philharmonic nor the Sacramento Opera will stage performances this fall, and the Philharmonic’s Spring 2015 season is unsure.

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Sacramento Airport Bans Ads Placed by California Endowment

Even seemingly innocuous issues ads can run into trouble with overly cautious public officials, demonstrating the importance of nonprofits reaching out to broad constituencies in support of their issues and causes.

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​Sacramento area unemployment drops below 7%

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento metro area was 6.7 percent in May, down from 7.1 percent in April.

The number represents the lowest unemployment rate in the region since May 2008, when it was 6.3 percent. The current California unemployment rate is 7.1 percent and the national average is 6.1 percent.

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Nonprofits in San Francisco Priced out of Space and City Responds

Last week, I wrote a newswire about a social enterprise that was closing up shop in San Francisco due to rising rents. And according to this article, that space problem is systemically acute for nonprofits. Many San Francisco nonprofits are being driven from the city by rising rents in Mid-Market, where owners are doubling prices after rehabbing buildings to make space for Square, Uber, Dolby, Zendesk and Twitter. More than a dozen nonprofits have moved to Oakland, where rents are about half of those in San Francisco, while many others are barely hanging on.

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First of Two Scheduled Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1, 2014

In 2013 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB10 that implemented a two stage increase to California’s Minimum Wage law. The first increase will go into effect on July 1, 2014, raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour. The increase to $10 per hour will take place on January 1, 2016. 

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California Pay For Success Initiative

Nonprofit Finance Fund and The James Irvine Foundation have launched the California Pay for Success Initiative, a $2.5 million effort to catalyze innovative approaches to paying for improved social services throughout the state. The California Pay for Success Initiative is providing flexible funding and expert support to help nonprofit and government leaders structure Pay for Success agreements in California over the next two years.

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Turning Tweets Into Gifts:
A Q&A With TinyGive's Co-Founder

What if just some of the millions of Tweets sent last month about the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., included modest donations to relevant, reputable nonprofits?

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Will New Combined Federal Campaign Rule Stem its Precipitous Decline?

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign has launched this year with a new component. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the Universal Giving program, which has expanded the number and types of charities to which federal employees can direct their donations.

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What Can We Learn From The Ice Bucket Challenge Data?

Beth Kanter shares her take on the infamous Ice Bucket Challenge – why did it go viral, and what can we take from it?

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