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“Trickle-down philanthropy” site unites donors, nonprofits, and college graduates for the good of all

Unpaid internships after college can feel like adding insult to injury, given how many new graduates have a mountain of debt to go with their shiny new diploma—but thanks to the initiative SponsorChange, now nonprofit volunteer workers can still begin paying back their student loans.

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TED Talks: ideas worth spreading

Need to learn more about finance, but don’t have the time or patience to read an entire book on the subject? Try checking out TED Talks.

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United Methodist Church to introduce employee benefits to same-sex couples

Despite the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) ban on officiating same-sex weddings, they are now extending employee state benefits to same-sex spouses working in states with marriage equality, following a decision made by the board of directors of the denomination’s General Council on Finance and Administration.

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New fund gives students disowned for being LGBT a financial safety net

A young adult who has been disowned is left with few options for funding college, especially because financial aid is very difficult to obtain without parental signatures. In the case of LGBT students cut off for the “crime” of being different, Tom and Jan Hodson didn’t think that was right—so they started a fund that could give those in need a plan B.

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Israeli Justice Minister to promote inheritance law for same-sex couples

The Justice Minister of Israel, Tzipi Livni, is planning to promote an amendment in its inheritance law when the Knesset (the government’s legislative branch) reconvenes on May 11, allowing same-sex partners to inherit from one another.

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Study shows marriage equality in Utah would generate up to $15.5 million

A Williams Institute study has shown that legalizing same-sex marriage in Utah would not just be beneficial for the LGBT community, but also generate up to $15.5 million in spending for the state and local economy.

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New California bill could benefit LGBT businesses

On April 8, the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee of California approved a bill that could extend new opportunities to LGBT businesses.

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UK study confirms that equality is good for business

Businesses in the United Kingdom that don’t foster a welcoming environment for their LGBT workers are consequently wasting thousands of pounds each year, according to a study by marketing and research agency Out Now Global.

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Marriage equality in Colorado could generate over $53 million for the state

According to a new study from the Williams Institute, Colorado has at least 53.7 million reasons to legalize marriage equality.

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