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Boys & Girls Club hit hard by economy

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Nonprofits are struggling to stay afloat in these tough times. Kai Ryssdal visits the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club to see how the organization is coping with the economic downturn.
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Use capitalism to do good works

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Does an organization dedicated to serving society have to be a nonprofit? Commentator Dan Pallotta says charities could likely do more by using the tools of capitalism.
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