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IBM grant to help Baltimore deliver services

IBM recently inaugurated the Smarter Cities Challenge, a competitive grant program that will award $50 million worth of technology and services to help 100 municipalities across the world — including Baltimore. Teams of IBM experts will provide city leaders with ...

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Nelson: A good time to give thanks for philanthropy

Each year on Nov. 15, our country celebrates National Philanthropy Day, the occasion set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy — and those people active in the philanthropic community — have made to our ...

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Living Cities aims to create jobs and hope for Baltimore

We’ve got good news, Baltimore. Living Cities, a collaborative of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions, announced last week that Baltimore is one of five cities selected to participate as part of its national Integration Initiative. The ...

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Teaming up to turn the tables on bullies

The start of a new school year is a good time to think about some of the most pressing issues facing students. Unfortunately, bullying at school is a pervasive problem that affects students of all ages. According to national data ...

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Guiding volunteerism toward a common goal

You probably know the positive impact a benevolent person can have on an individual in need, or what a group of volunteers can accomplish together when working toward a common goal. Now imagine what the impact could be if the ...

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Commentary: Nonprofits need to develop strong leaders

If you’ve served on a nonprofit board, there’s a 50-50 chance you’ve faced or will face the challenge of replacing your chief executive. What happens when the skilled and committed leader, who knows everyone and is beloved by all, leaves? ...

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Needs span urban-rural divisions

Philanthropies in Maryland often focus their resources on specific jurisdictions or regions, whether Baltimore City, the Eastern Shore or Southern Maryland. This makes sense, because targeting resources can help funders have a measurable impact over time.  However, it is important ...

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Women organize to contribute together

As leaders in all areas of society, women are celebrating and understanding their full potential as philanthropists and shapers of society. They have discovered how to use the power of their purses to better society. Women now have a significant ...

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All of us have a stake in the 2010 Census

In the coming weeks the 2010 Census forms will arrive in mailboxes and census enumerators will be knocking on doors, fulfilling a constitutional mandate requiring that every 10 years, everyone in the U.S. is counted. On April 1, be counted! ...

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