Learning about Nonprofits

Posted by marmara on June 24, 2011

The Foundation is based in Cali and is inspired by the life of Gabriel Piedrahita Uribe, who died tragically in 1995 at the age of 22 in a plane crash. Gabriel was endowed with a prodigious curiosity, an insatiable appetite for life and a tireless passion for helping others, was convinced of the unique potential of every human being and the immense power that individuals and groups committed to change the world. Gabriel saw education as the key tool for a more just and dissemination of knowledge and shared experiences and realities of all human beings the way to peace and tolerance. Death surprised him when he was only 6 months of graduating from Harvard University and immediately realize his dream for some time devoted to basic education in a school poor. The Foundation is a tribute to her brief and intense journey through life and a testament of love from their parents, siblings, relatives and friends and all who feel privileged to have shared her laughter, her intelligence and goodness.

About To Give Give to Colombia Colombia (G2C) is a nonprofit foundation, based on the United States with 501c3 status. to work as an efficient, transparent and professional to channel and monitor international donations, identifying and designing projects that meet the interests and values of the donor, and covering the priority needs of Colombia. a G2C working with donors of different segments joining their efforts and Social Responsibility initiatives, achieving focus resources and talents, acting as a multifaceted and comprehensive response to address the major socio-economic problems facing Colombia today. Give to Colombia focuses on three strategic pillars: education, economic development and entrepreneurship. Our value added is work hand in hand with corporate donors, institutions and individuals since the start of the presentation of the project until the pipeline and the subsequent monitoring and supervision of the use of funds by the executing agency in Colombia.

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Brazilian Nonprofits

Posted by marmara on June 21, 2011

Brazil probably already beginning to prepare to seize the historic opportunity that presents itself to complete its process of economic development. According to some studies conducted this year by the University of California at Berkeley and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, host the Olympic Games enhances a country's international trade in later years. Under equal conditions, to host the games trade power up to 30%, and Brazil has a lot to sell to the world. In Brazil (and now in Rio de Janeiro time), they must make significant investments in response to the revolution that will bring these international events. Hotels, restaurants, airport infrastructure, investments in tourism, to name just a few of the sectors that will benefit directly, they must prepare for these historic events. And though still preliminary determined, the conduct of the Games will involve investments of U.S.

$ 16. 000 million, according to realize the Fohl of Sao Paulo. The good news is that the investments for the World Cup that will take advantage of new infrastructure. implement more for Brazil! According to a study commissioned by the Government by the nonprofit group Fundacao Institute Administracao, Rio Olympics injected U.S. $ 24. 500 million in the Brazilian economy from now until 2027, both by increased production and income per family in tax revenue and employment. Many of the investments to be made for games (and by the World Cup), they would have done anyway but under other terms. Bear in mind that the Brazilian economy is an economy growing and to continue in this way, the infrastructure must adapt to the increasing size of the economy.

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American Consumer Groups

Posted by marmara on June 20, 2011

You will be surprised how many FCRA and FDCPA violations are committed every day by many collection agencies. Never talk to a collection agency by telephone. Conducting discussions via written form is better because you have proof. Fact: Paying a collection account will not improve your score. As far as credit scores go, a bill paid is the same as a pending. Your official credit score is called a FICO score. It takes into account many things such as: Age of overall credit available. Number of accounts in good standing.

Number of delinquent accounts. Negative items: liens, bankruptcies, liens, etc. since the establishment of time the negative element. Amount of credit in use (use). New account for less than six months old (which hurt your credit). Number of hits hard.

Generally, mortgage lenders will require delinquent accounts be cured but it will not improve your score. Myth: You must pay any bill that comes to your home to a collection agency. Under the law you have the right to challenge the legitimacy of any bill sent to you, “is called validation. By sending a validation letter to a collection agency that must, by law, cease all collection activities until they can validate the debt. It is important to note that the word is validation and verification does not mean two completely different things. Validation means they must be tested that the bill is yours, which is not simply an invoice sent to you. Until that is done well, can not report the item in your credit report, ask for money or do something that can be considered more collection activity. Is that anyway? Yes they do. It is therefore important to know the law, which is on your side. It is vital that you check your credit report as often as most people have erroneous data in them. Do not assume that everything works as it should, since it almost never does. Nobody is going to be looking out for your credit identity but you. Credit standing has never been more necessary than it is today. Almost everything we do in the life of a job application to reserve a hotel room has something to do with our creditworthiness. American Consumer Group, a nonprofit organization, has created a site with all the information listed in this article.

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NGOs Under Suspicion

Posted by marmara on June 19, 2011

Every time an NGO has problems generating social unrest. Sometimes, this concern reflects the prejudices of those who reject the activity of the Third Sector. These are people who believe that, at best, a nonprofit institution is a machine of wasting resources. NGOs often call government organizations that receive grants, but are surprised when they said that private companies are far superior and grants are not considered public companies. Other times, these problems serve to justify inhibited about working with NGOs. To have knowledge of any institutional activity such as NGOs, they are accountable to society in a transparent manner. In the private sector, the combination of competition and market making firms that are not efficient disappear.

The same paper carries the democratic system with the public sector. In the Third Sector, the main mechanism of progress and efficiency is the scrutiny of donors, volunteers, media and society in general. And it is only possible with a full and transparent accountability. Accountability and transparency are most useful when they allow the comparison between them, and therefore the election. The government, as the Spanish Agency for International Development or the Ministry of Social Affairs, have monitoring systems to the entities that fund. The NGO Coordinating Committee on Development and other NGO groups have codes of ethics and conduct. However, there is no single registry of foundations and nonprofit associations. In Spain, the Third Sector is composed of thousands of institutions (though the relevant number is closer to 1. 500), which managed a budget of around 1.

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What Is Credit Counseling ?

Posted by marmara on June 16, 2011

Ever wondered what is Credit Counseling? Sometimes you might encounter a financial situation that is beyond its scope, when a session with a credit counselor may be beneficial. If you are not disciplined enough to create a workable budget and stick to it, can not develop a payment plan with creditors, or can not keep track of mounting bills, consider contacting a credit counseling organization . Many credit counseling organizations are nonprofit and work with you to solve your financial problems. But keep in mind that just because an organization says it’s “nonprofit,” there is no guarantee that their services are free, affordable or even legitimate. In fact, some credit counseling organizations charge high fees, which may be hidden, or urge consumers to make “voluntary” contributions that can cause more than debt. Most credit counselors offer services through local offices, the Internet, or phone. If possible, find an organization that offers advice from person to person. If you are unsure of how to contact a counseling service, contact your financial institution, a local agency to protect consumers, friends and family can be a good source of information and referrals.

Credit counseling organizations in good standing can advise you on managing your money and debts, help you develop a budget, and offers free educational materials and workshops. His advisers are trained and certified in the areas of consumer credit, money and debt management, and budgeting. Counselors discuss your entire financial situation with you and help you develop a financial plan to solve your money problems. An initial counseling session typically lasts an hour, with a range of sessions monitoring. Be careful with credit counseling organizations that: They charge a high price in advance or monthly to enroll in credit counseling. pressure to make “voluntary contributions”, another name for fees. Will not send you free information on their services without providing personal financial information such as account numbers and credit card balances.

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Internet Traffic And Optimization ?

Posted by marmara on June 16, 2011

They operate from countries where this practice is not prohibited, according to the international organization Spamhaus, an eight years fighting spam. Send unsolicited mail (spam) on drugs, quick loans or pornography: the pirates make money by receiving a percentage of sales of products and many personal computers use the users for spam. In the United States and the European Union this practice is prohibited by law, but 64% of emails received are now spam. Every million emails only receive 15 replies, but it is a profitable business "Lengthen your penis." "Invest in BioMatrix Corp. "Extend your love relationships." "Put off your mortgage." The mailboxes of Internet users each day are filled with advertisements for miracle drugs, profitable investments or luxury goods at bargain prices. The receipt of spam has now become the primary concern of Spanish Internet users, well above the virus or the fraudulent use of credit card, the report eEspana 2006 France Telecom Foundation.

And is that about 64% of mail that circulated online in September was adware. This means that spam is not just a nuisance. Their abundance is clogging the Internet. Some 55,000 million unsolicited emails are sent every day. Who creates and sends all this huge amount of junk mail? The nonprofit organization Spamhaus, based in the UK and has spent eight years fighting this activity, has published a list of the top 10 spammers. Explains the entity, this small group is responsible for about 80% of spam that is received in Western Europe and the U.S..

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More Delivery – Customer Satisfaction

Posted by marmara on June 14, 2011

Customer satisfaction starts with meeting or beating the contractual obligations of the relationship. There are also some intangibles that can help you more than delivered to a customer. Meetings In most organizations it is easy to deliver additional value around the meetings, because statistically, most businesses run bad meetings. Capture important notes during meetings and then hand over his notes written neatly in line with the format of your client. Not only allow you to capture the main ideas and the benefits of important debates, but almost always appreciated by members of the team of his client.

Email this so soon after the meeting as possible. Proactively to help define the programs and the results of each meeting. It helps to keep things on track and try to make a significant contribution towards these goals. Become highly efficient in conducting successful meetings. If there are elements of action for the other team members that are critical to the success of their projects, tactfully contact the team member and offer help if it makes sense. Maintain ongoing project internally help you achieve your goals as a consultant and is well regarded as a team player. Delivery Reports of quality reports for their commitment to the client improve its image as a consultant, because they are so visible to internal team members.

At its first meeting possible to meet with the client and define the parameters for the report format and content. Each client has different needs, so do not assume that your template does not need to change. Important information to a customer is not interesting to another. Define in advance what works and then deliver it. As with the rest of their communications, a picture is worth a thousand words. You or your staff must be competent to produce flow charts, Gantt charts, diagrams and graphics performance of the architecture. Drawings in his report that communicate a wealth of information that is easy to use. Perfecting the art of abstract executive. For busy executives in the organization of the client, sometimes only need a one-page summary. Make sure you communicate the key themes of the report. For more information, go to deepen. Accessibility They make it easy to contact you throughout the day using e-mail, telephone or mobile. The more you're as accessible as the internal team members most is regarded as one. They have backup plans when you know you will not be available. Proactively contact customers to let them know if there will be a period of time will not be able to get a hold of you and give you some alternative options. Engineering nonprofit Our company focuses on engineering technology nonprofit, that is, how to maximize the return on investment in technology it implements. We pay attention to business processes, the costs of the process and seek the best possible solution to the impact of baseline for our client. And we're also pretty good at communicating this to customers so they can appreciate our efforts responsible.

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Try Donating Through EBay Selling

Posted by marmara on June 10, 2011

New items donated by members? Many times, members donate goods instead of money. EBay makes it easy for you to sell these items. Not only is it likely to get a better price in a market that has millions of buyers, but this will increase the visibility of your organization and potentially attract new members. Sell gift certificates local and national – I’ve done this with the pre-auction. Besides selling stuff members, we collected gift certificates locally and nationally. Most companies are very large and are happy to give you a certificate.

If the company that donated the certificate had a website, put a link to it from the eBay listing. The great thing about gift certificates list on eBay is that you do not have to take a picture and description is easy. However, it should announce the gift certificate: In addition to sending emails to all our members with instructions to forward the email to family and friends, I placed a free ad in the local Santa Cruz, newsgroups market advertising of the auction and gift certificates. You can find newsgroups that are specific to your area. Selling a calendar or cookbook, etc – eBay cold has a section especially for charities. Go to eBay and check it out by searching for auctions Charity. I’ve seen some organizations sell their calendar, cookbook, or whatever on eBay. If you have a supply of these elements can have an auction sale of the course the topic (which would have to return to the list every 7 days).

This has great potential for a nonprofit organization that helps more universal causes such as homelessness, Cancer / AIDS, environment and so on. Register with eBay as a non-profit organization listed in a special section. Some people browse these lists and often to buy some of the organization only for the support. EBay also supplies non-profit organization with its own web page describing the organization with links to their homepage. To encourage members and friends who sell on eBay to sign to work on new eBay Giving Works – eBay Giving Works program, helps sellers to easily donate a portion of its sale to your favorite nonprofit. The seller chooses a nonprofit from a list (or you can add a new) and is committed to a certain percentage of the sale to nonprofit. The promised rate is taken automatically by eBay after the auction. It could not be easier. Frustrated with the usual school fundraisers Suzanne Wouk organized use of the Internet in search of a better way. To his surprise and delight, he found many new and exciting ways to raise funds that started the site to share information and ideas with others.

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