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As spring approaches and numerous college students and others begin to think about their plans for summer and beyond, it seems fitting to revisit the Idealist website. Administered by the nonprofit organization Action Without Borders, this site serves as a portal for anyone interested in a career with a nonprofit organization, volunteering, or internships in a related setting. The homepage is a...
National Council of Nonprofit Associations

The diversity of nonprofits in the United States is somewhat staggering, so it makes sense to find out that such a group as the National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA) exists. The NCNA is a national network that serves over 22,000 member nonprofits, and also works towards advocating on behalf of its members via its home office in Washington, D.C. On the organization's homepage, visitors...
International Women’s Health Coalition

The growing interest in women’s health and rights can be gauged effectively by the recent emphasis placed on these matters by important leaders such as UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who remarked that “…the best way for the world to thrive is to ensure that its women have the freedom, power, and knowledge to make decisions affecting their own lives and those of their families and communities.”...
Center for Applied Science Technology

Founded in 1984, the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) is an organization that is committed to expanding “learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies”. On their homepage, visitors can learn about their various initiatives, which include...
International Institute for Environment and Development

Since its founding in 1971, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has committed itself to “working for more sustainable and equitable global development”. Through a number of partnerships, the IIED continues to work in a cooperative fashion with national governments, regional non-governmental organizations, and other agencies. In terms of their thematic focuses, their...
The Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice

With offices in such gritty locales as Oakland and the nation's capital, it follows that The Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is well-positioned to offer well-thought out policy research and technical assistance in the field of juvenile and criminal justice. Founded in 1985, the CJCJ works in a number of arenas, such as sentencing reform and community-based alternatives to juvenile...
Municipal wi-fi networks continue to grow across the United States

Caltrain: WiFi Test works between Millbrae and Palo Alto Rural WiFi Boost from Ofcom? Howstuffworks: “How WiFI Works” Wi-Fi Networking News Municipal broadband...
In difficult economic times, cities ask nonprofits for voluntary contributions

City to ask more from nonprofits Princeton: University will provide township a $500K gift Nonprofits shouldn't be a revenue...
Nelson Mandela Foundation

Nelson Mandela, who became South Africa's first post-Apartheid president and is widely credited with helping his country sidestep a possible civil war, led an eventful life. Born in 1918 in a small village, Mandela studied law and participated in revolutionary activities that led to his imprisonment on Robben Island for nearly two decades. Readers will find much to admire about this site, which...