October 2009

Bright Idea: Using Literature to Prevent Relationship Violence

Lessons about violence, power, hatred, love and respect are everywhere – from the classic Zora Neale Hurston novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" (a staple of high-school English classrooms) to contemporary movies, music and television.

Primary Sources: Responding to Domestic Violence and Its Consequences

The statistics are staggering: Approximately one in three adolescent girls today is experiencing some form of abuse in a dating relationship, and nearly one-third of American women report having been physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.

Right on the Money: Is Your Nonprofit Ready to Raise Money From Individual Donors?

Foundation and government grants don’t last forever. They often require strict reporting back to the granting organization. And grants can only be used for a particular purpose, leaving organizations strapped when emergency cash is needed.

Those are just a few of the reasons nonprofit groups might want to seek gifts from individual donors, says Patricia Hung, executive director of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training in Oakland, Calif.

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