A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

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An L3C, though, is a hybrid of an LLC and nonprofit business model, which is where an organization operates to benefit the general public without shareholders and without a profit motive. As of December 2015 , L3Cs are only recognized in 10 states, three tribes and the territory of Puerto Rico, so if you are building your organization in one of the following places, yes you can! And now the million dollar question: is this business model right for my organization?

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

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The project will create a model for compassionate redevelopment that can be replicated in hundreds if not thousands of communities. This model lets communities create new affordable housing in beautiful neighborhoods, and uses the strength of the market to help pay for it.”. The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands by Carol Cone.

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New Software Donations from Autodesk

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Canada, and Puerto Rico that are directly using design to create a better world. Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium - This is design and modeling software for larger civil engineering projects like transportation, land use, and water projects. In late September at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, Autodesk launched the Autodesk Technology Impact program.

Making Sense of Windows 8 Hardware

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Microsoft itself makes and markets the Surface online and in its new retail stores in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The current $500 Surface launch model runs on a version of Windows 8 called Windows RT. The company is building a new programming model for applications, launching a new mobile app ecosystem, developing an array of cloud-based services, and developing new technologies that will be added across all their platforms involving touch, voice, and gesture.

In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl

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The stories of women like Somaly Mam, a former child sex worker in Thailand who works to help girls in the sex trade; Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a global warming activist who is trying to preserve the Inuit way of life before it melts away; Dr. Julian Atim, a Ugandan doctor who lost her parents to AIDS and has fought to make ARVs more affordable; and Mariane's story itself, are models of human strength and perseverance in the face of extreme adversity.