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Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambada (FBLA-PBL), a 501(c)(3) organization with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields, is looking to hire an Education Manager.
As Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way across Florida toward the Gulf Coast, it’s prompting cancelations and postponements, including the 21st annual Florida Nonprofit Conference.
Morris Brown College, one of the nation’s oldest black colleges, has an uncertain future ahead as it faces foreclosure next month.The Atlanta college has long struggled to remain open as it dealt with financial difficulties over the last decade. But now, according to a report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the school is in trouble. Once boasting more than 3,000 students, enrollment is down to just 50. In the face of growing debt and shrinking support, it will go under foreclosure next month after investors called $13 million worth of bonds tied to the college.An auction of all of Morris Brown’s assets is scheduled for Sept. 4.The bonds in question were issued by the Fulton County Development Authority in 1996. Atlanta was riding high times during this period, as cash from the Summer Olympics loomed. As security for the bonds, Morris Brown pledged pieces of its property, including the administration building. That is one of the key assets that will be up for auction on Sept. 4.Hoping to stave off foreclosure, Preston W. Williams, chairman of the board of trustees of Morris Brown, is calling for a “National Day of Prayer” on Saturday and is calling for everyone associated with the school to donate money. The school is currently in the process of reorganizing and restructuring as well as trying to get accreditation from the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.The low point of Morris Brown’s troubles came in 2006. After losing its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2003, and financial support from various other organizations, former school President Dolores Cross pleaded guilty to embezzling federal funds by applying for money on behalf of students without their consent. She was ordered to pay $13,942 to the government and was sentenced to five years of probation.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last July that Morris Brown owed more than $30 million to several creditors. The school also owed $9.9 million to the U.S. Department of Education, though it had raised $500,000 in attempt to settle that debt.You can read the full story in AJC.
The ideal position for those looking for nonprofit jobs is in leadership. Whether it’s a CEO or an executive director, experienced job seekers clamor for these types of jobs. They aren’t the only ones.
Managers at Mercy Housing and Shelter Corp. in Hartford, Conn., assumed the main users of its soup kitchen were homeless individuals who frequented the shelter overnight.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) had a modest goal in 2004 — to sell five million yellow, silicone bracelets emblazoned with the phrase “Livestrong.” The foundation sold 22 million bracelets in 2005 alone and nearly 80 million to date.
Financial services group John Hancock raised a record $6.8 million for nonprofits through its Boston Marathon program. The funds represented a 29 percent increase from the totals from the 2011 results.
San Diego, Calif.-based St. Vincent de Paul/Father Joe’s Villages, is looking to hire a Major Gifts Officer. This position will be responsible for generating donations of $100,000 or more from individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of operations and building the Father Joe’s Villages endowment fund.
David McKee, senior vice president and chief operating officer at American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC), the exclusive fundraising organization of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, was laid to rest yesterday following his death in a car crash. He was 66.