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Archive for September 2008

blog. no. 10: KFC

September 30, 2008

Snopes.com has posted a story investigating the reason for Kentucky Fried Chickens changing its name to KFC. The urban legends states that because KFC’s chicken are genetically engineered that they cannot be considered ‘chickens’. This urban legend turns out to be false. The are many reasons for the name change including: 1) a de-emphasis on […]

blog no. 9: The Community Chest

September 30, 2008

When discussing business and the emergence of philanthropic vehicles Robert Hall points out The Community Chest which originated in 1913 in Clevend Ohio. This organization was utilized by the working class as vehicle for change. The community Chest was a place for the commoner to donate money in an expression of his/her altruism. It became […]

The Human Rights Movement in Peru: Voices from Civil Society

September 23, 2008

The Human Rights Movement in Peru: Voices from Civil Society Panel Discussion September 30 1:30 — 2:45 pm Johnson Center Cinema Francisco Soberón Founding Director, Human Rights Association Gisela Ortiz Spokesperson of the family members of the victims of the Cantuta massacre Ronald Gamarra Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Committee, and lawyer representing the victims […]

blog no. 8: Salvation Army

September 23, 2008

The Salvation Army is in competition with pawn shops world wide. They are a non profit organization doing what pawn shops do for profit. The salvation army takes in donations of second hand items like clothing, furniture and household appliances. They then sell this items at discounted prices, much like pawn shops, to the public. […]

blog no. 7: AED Deserves Funding

September 23, 2008

I personally think that health, education and peace are the most important issues facing the world today. Uneven distribution of resources have left sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Latin America and South East Asia in desperate need of help. They have poor health standards, low education levels and high social conflict. The Academy for Educational Development […]

blog no. 6: AED’s 990 form explored.

September 15, 2008

Here is my attempt to interpret The Academy for Educational Development’s 990 tax form.  According guidestar.com’s publication of the 2006 990 tax form, AED’s total revenue was $335, 176, 196. AED’s total expenses paid out for employees and services were $326, 480, 600. This means 97% of the money generated by AED in 2006 to achieve its goal was used in 2006. […]

blog no. 5: Academy for Educational Development

September 15, 2008

Founded in 1961, The Academy for Educational Development is a nonprofit that fosters development on a wide range of issues concerning the United States and many developing countries. This umbrella of issues includes: ensuring education for all, improving health and nutrition, promoting a healthy environment, strengthening leadership and civil society, helping youth reach their potential and […]

blog no. 4: A non profit you can count on

September 9, 2008

For my project I plan on writing about the Peace Corps. This non profit organization was created in the early 60’s by John F. Kennedy as a way to challenge college students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the name of peace. He suggested the idea that living and working in […]

blog no. 3: A non profit I could live without

September 9, 2008

Initially when I started looking for a non profit organization I disagreed with it was very difficult to find one. Overwhelmingly I found organizations that specialized in helping families, animals, the environment, students and the less fortunate. I thought to myself how could I oppose helping mothers in need or preserving our environment. Finally I […]

EL Proposal

September 4, 2008

Hello class, I had an idea for the EL project. I’m not entirely sure of the logistics but I was thinking because we are so spread out geographically that instead of us going out to these non profits that we could bring them to us. George Mason being home to over 20,000 active students, naturally […]