Monthly Archives: April 2013

Welcoming Eastern Students Back to Raffa

As part of our work with Eastern Senior High School and Companies for Causes, Raffa hosted an inaugural group of high school students last summer for “Easternships.”  We are getting ready for the second year of the program and look forward … Continue reading

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First Quarter GDP Growth at 2.5%

Financial News for the Week Ending March 27th U.S. markets rose over the week on positive economic news. The S&P 500 gained 1.7% and the Dow notched a 1.1% gain. Internationally, Japan continued its march upward gaining 4.3% and Europe … Continue reading

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Worst Week of Year for U.S. Markets

Financial News for the Week Ending April 20th U.S. markets had their worst week of the year on disappointing earnings, plummeting commodity prices and weaker than expected economic reports. The S&P 500 and Dow dropped 2.1% for the week. Internationally, markets … Continue reading

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550-Mile Bike Ride to End AIDS

Raffa Partner Dennis Shine is in training. From June 2-8, 2013, he’ll be bicycling as part of the AIDS/LifeCycle. It’s a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives … Continue reading

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Largest Drop in Shipments of Laptops & Desktops

Financial News for the Week Ending April 13th U.S. stock markets posted another week of strong performance and their best since the first week of the year. The S&P 500 gained 2.3% and the Dow rose 2.1% reaching fresh records … Continue reading

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U.S. Markets Finished the Week Down

Market Commentary for the Week Ending March 6th U.S. markets finished the week on a down note on a jobs reports that came in well below expectations. For the week, the S&P 500 fell 1.0% while the Dow was flat … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Audits in a Nutshell

Last week, the National Council of Nonprofits hosted a “Nonprofit Audits in a Nutshell” webinar with experts from BoardSource, eCratchit, First Nonprofit Consulting Company and Raffa. The webinar is recorded and available online.  Some of the topics covered include: Why … Continue reading

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