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Money for Nothing: Groups across the US report zero cost for fundraising

This story was first published in several E. W. Scripps company newspapers including the Evansville Courier & Press on May 20, 2012. Thousands of nonprofit organizations in the United States misreport how they solicit billions of dollars in donations, making it impossible for Americans to know how their gifts are used.   Forty-one percent of […]

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Without state oversight, charities disclose scant fundraising costs

This article was first published on the website of the Scripps Howard News Service. The E.W. Scripps company closed the Service in 2013 along with its website. Below is a PDF copy of the story as it appeared in a Scripps Howard News Service magazine.

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Nonprofits key segment of US economy

An edited version of this article was first published in the Knoxville News Sentinel on May 20, 2012. With nearly 1.5 million nonprofit organizations across the nation, the sector has become an important part of the U.S. economy.   Nonprofits accounted for 9 percent of all wages and salaries in 2009, according to the Urban […]

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Columbia copes with increasing number of vacant houses

This article won the second-place award at the Missouri Press Association Awards 2012 in the Best News category. This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 11, 2011. COLUMBIA — One house on Moss Street sticks out among the rest. For all the wrong reasons. Paint has chipped off its white walls […]

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Columbia home prices up, actual sales down

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 2, 2011. COLUMBIA – Although national home prices fell during the first quarter of 2011, Columbia’s housing market has seen an increase of sale prices. “We have a stable market,” Betty Tice, president of the Columbia Board of Realtors, said. “We have not had a […]

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