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Charitable Giving: Program helps renters hurt by foreclosure

The foreclosure crisis and subsequent financial fallout for homeowners have been headline news for years now. But a less visible aspect of the crisis has quietly emerged — the plight of renters whose landlords are facing foreclosure. Real estate investors ...

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Betsy Nelson: stepUP! Baltimore will use volunteerism as a strategy

As communities across the country celebrate April as National Volunteer Month, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced details about a new comprehensive volunteer plan called stepUP! Baltimore that will leverage volunteer service as a strategy to address the most pressing challenges ...

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Betsy Nelson: Carefully consider aid to Japan

Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by the recent earthquake, aftershocks and tsunami in Japan. The preliminary numbers on those affected by these disasters are staggering. Japanese police estimate that the death toll from the quake and tsunami ...

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Betsy Nelson: Blue Water Baltimore emerges from merger

Mergers are common in the business world, but relatively rare in the nonprofit sector. That’s why I am intrigued by the story of Blue Water Baltimore. Baltimore’s four watershed associations and the Baltimore Harborkeeper pulled off a complicated feat when ...

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Betsy Nelson: Support YouthWorks, win Ravens tickets

There may be snow on the ground, but Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program is getting ready for the summer. YouthWorks provides Baltimore City youth and young adults, ages 14-21, the opportunity to develop the essential work skills that today’s ...

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Betsy Nelson: Nonprofits should share tales of generosity

In my previous column, I outlined the public policy challenges ahead for nonprofits and philanthropy in 2011. One of my colleagues, Adam Donaldson, member services director at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, makes the point that now, as Congress ...

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Betsy Nelson: Budget cuts, tax changes worry nonprofits

Congress is back to work and, candidly, the nonprofit sector is nervous. In addition to calls to cut spending and reduce the deficit, the Obama administration is pushing a tax code overhaul over the next two years. Both efforts could ...

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