News & Articles

Grants: Guarding Against Application Fraud

December 31, 2012       Barbara Floersh      

Given the stiff competition for grant funding and the amount of money at stake, the field of grant proposal writing is unfortunately fertile ground for fraud. When someone blows the whistle and the law suit flies, the person who wrote the grant proposal is in the line of fire. And, the organization that submitted the proposal — the applicant organization, is likewise in hot water.

It’s A Cliff-hanger

December 31, 2012       Paul Clolery      

The lack of an agreement regarding taxes and the federal budget has the nation hours away from fiscal carnage so potentially devastating it will make a Herschell Gordon Lewis splatter film look like “Driving Miss Daisy.”

Young Volunteers

December 31, 2012       Susan Ellis      

The television news show "60 Minutes" aired a feature story this past November on “Children Helping Children.” It centered on Craig Kielburger, who at age 12 took action against child labor and exploitation in Pakistan, eventually recruiting his friends to the cause and founding Free the Children. Some 17 years later it is an international charity with more than 1.7 million youth involved in education and development programs in 45 countries.

General Ramblings: It’s Simple Math

December 31, 2012       Paul Clolery      

As the debate and acrimony in Washington, D.C. continues regarding the absurd notion that the federal charitable deduction plays an important role in the nation’s “fiscal cliff,” voices were raised in New York City. The voices were of hope and charity.

Camp Fire Stokes New Image And Council Revamping

December 31, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

A mission statement doesn’t mean much to a teenager. That’s why Camp Fire USA ditched it. Well, not entirely. They call it a promise instead of a mission statement.

Insurance Undertow For Flood Car Donations

December 31, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

The National Automobile Dealers Association in McLean, Va., estimated that as many as 250,000 cars were damaged or destroyed during super storm Sandy. But, the phones aren’t ringing much at 1-800 Charity Cars or at the National Kidney Foundation.

Hospital Wraps Employee Giving In A Gift Box

December 31, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

He’s always getting invited to visit various departments within Emory Health­care, sometimes just because he’s mistaken for SpongeBob Square­pants. He can be found riding the employee shuttle on occasion because his head doesn’t fit into a car. That can happen when your head is a gift box.

NRA Unveils Plan For School Safety – Armed Guards

December 21, 2012       Paul Clolery      

The National Rifle Association (NRA) called out the federal government for not having a national database of the mentally ill and blamed an alleged decline in prosecution of gun crimes for being at the root at senseless gun violence in the United States. He offered the nation “properly trained armed good guys.”

Opinion: Losing Charitable Tax Break A Societal Deduction

December 20, 2012       Paul Clolery      

As the debate and acrimony in Washington, D.C. continues regarding the absurd notion that the federal charitable deduction plays an important role in the nation’s “fiscal cliff,” voices were raised in New York City. The voices were of hope and charity.

Celebs Messaging To Fight Autism

December 19, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

If you find yourself getting a recorded message this holiday season from the likes of Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks or William Shatner, you might have a friend who’s supporting Autism Speaks.