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    Politicizing the IRS could sink the ship
    Overburdensome IRS didn’t start with them. The trouble begins with Congress and its wildly complicated laws and regulations. For all of the talk about needing smaller government, that doesn’t begin by cutting budgets. It begins when...
  • Thou protesteth too much
    Eliminate the need for the IRS: One idea the GOP got right
    Sure, the U.S. government will need a collection agency to ensure that taxes are rightfully and dutifully paid, but that bureaucracy could be a skinny version of its present being. Paying taxes to fund government by the people is an obligation...
  • Junior Blind of America
    Upper West restaurant hosts blind cooking event, donating all profits
    Restaurants are usually in the business of making money. However on Sunday, October 7, Upper West will host an incredible event donating one hundred percent of all proceeds to the non profit, Junior Blind. Eight students, ages ranging from 16...
  • Team BigMarker
    Collaboration is nice but social media community organizer looks at the heart
    Charles Dickens once said, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”If any such organization knows about lifting the burdens of others it the good, old stand-by nonprofit. From providing programs for at...
  • The elections of 2012 are upon us and poll workers must be election-ready
    The elections of 2012 are upon us and poll workers must be election-ready
    If you have been contemplating a source of income for your business, church, PTA’s or for your non profit organization to help your cause to accomplish more of your goals, then why not inquire with the Martin County Supervisor of Elections...
  • Frank Congemi’s Success is the Realization of Worthy Ideals
    Frank Congemi’s Success is the Realization of Worthy Ideals
    I first met Frank Congemi at a local LinkedIn meeting in Boca Raton, the first of its kind in the country. Soon I discovered that Frank is well-known for creating numerous “first of its kind” opportunities, events, non-profit...
  • American Giving Awards
    Grant basics for new nonprofits
    If you are thinking of starting a non-profit, the first item on your checklist isprobably how to get a grant. For start-ups, however, navigating the grant process can be challenging.Here are a few basicconcepts you need to understand before you...
  • 100,000 Homes for 100,000 homeless Americans by July 2013 (videos)
    100,000 Homes for 100,000 homeless Americans by July 2013 (videos)
    Writing for the Domestic Crimes channel often exposes us to the worst of the worst and can sometimes be disheartening to both write, and read. So it’s uplifting to hear about a worthwhile and positive campaign on the domestic homefront: 100...
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    Teens dancing on rooftop
    Teens could be seen and heard Saturday March 26th as they danced and partied the night away. Arizona Best Buddieshosted a celebration on the rooftop of the Disability Empowerment Centerin Phoenix, AZ. People could be seen at any given moment...
  • Ladies on the Rise
    Ladies on the Rise: Come On in the Room
    It was today I realized why I pursued the writing of this column. What it all meant and why it was worthwhile. This revelation washed over me while attending the first Ladies on the Rise Champagne Brunch at the Blue Ridge Grill. Hosted by Eshena...
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    Holy Buffalo
    Holy Buffalo….that is what I think of when I think of the infamous Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota. Most people think bikes, babes and booze, not bikes, babes and buffalo. However, I venture to guess the fifty bikers that were at the...
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    A Child's Dream Realized
    A Child's Dream Realized Tucked away in a little corner of Newhall lies the dream of a child. It was nine years ago when 14-year-old Katie Star Gillette passed away, leaving her dying wish with her mother Christy. Katie's dream was to...
  • One of Portland's towers
    The 100 Best Non-Profits to Work for in Oregon
    The very company (OregonBusiness.com) that came out with the first and second annual “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon” lists, now offers us a new list; “100 Best Non-Profit Companies to Work For in Oregon.” They...
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    National Make a Difference in Children Month (July, 2010)
    How can you make a difference in the lives of children? Here are two recent articles, written in honor of Make a Difference in Children Month: Early Childhood News and Resources People-makers: Making a difference in the lives of children There are...
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    Feed My Starving Children: Come on out to help
    Feed My Starving Children offers volunteer shifts for interested community members. Groups of ten or more may schedule a shift. Youth must be 3rd grade and up in order to join a packing team.Feed By Starving Children MobilePack events allow people...