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Komen fights other charities’ use of its signature phrase, color

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is launching a legal fight against charities that have tried to trademark the phrase “for the cure” and warning charities against using its signature pink hue, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 5 (see charity brawl story).

Salaries steep at nonprofit publication

Salaries, other compensation and employee benefits at the nonprofit publication ProPublica, which is the first online publication to win a Pulitzer Prize and lost $2 million last year, totaled $6.4 million in 2009, up from $4 million in 2008, with base salaries for the eight highest-paid employees ranging from $168,479 for a senior reporter to $571,687 for the president and editor-in-chief, New York magazine reported Aug. 10 (see nonprofit journalism story).

Bill nearly dead to keep museums from selling art to cover costs

A bill before state lawmakers in New York to bar museums from selling pieces in their collections to help cover operating costs is all but dead, The New York Times reported Aug. 10 (see museum bill story).

Grants, contributions grow at Indiana University

Private-sector grants and contributions to Indiana University grew 38 percent to $342.8 million from a year ago, when it declined during the recession, The Associated Press reported Aug. 10 (see university fundraising story).

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