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Nonprofitxpress roundup – eBay to certify charity auctions

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* EBay, the San Jose-based Internet auction site, will team with MissionFish in Washington, D.C., to oversee online nonprofit auctions and certify sales, the Los Angeles Times reported Sept. 1.

* The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation gave $22 million to the NewSchools Venture Fund, which brings venture capital principles to philanthropy, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 3.

* The 38th annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association raised a record $60.5 million, the Associated Press reported Sept.2.

* Driven by financial need and entrepreneurial innovation, universities are forging new ties with corporations, triggering warnings that the emerging “academic-industrial complex” is putting academic standards at risk, The New York Times reported Sept. 6.

* The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will begin using new Humanitarian Logistics software, donated by the San Francisco-based Fritz Institute, aiming to speed the relief process by 20 percent to 30 percent by allowing current tracking of aid materials, the Voice of America reported Sept. 4.

— Compiled by Jennifer Whytock

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