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  • Boston Foundation Pledges $10 Million for Workforce Development
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Matt Sinclair) - Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    The investment is expected to help create three thousand jobs in the greater Boston region....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • Program Officers Value Strong Grantee Relationships, Survey Finds
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Kyoko Uchida) - Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    The Center for Effective Philanthropy report found that 98 percent of respondents saw having strong relationships with grantees as important for achieving their foundation's goals....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • Biggest Living Donors Have Given $84.7 Billion Since 2000
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Kyoko Uchida) - Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that giving by the top donors in each state since 2000 has ranged between $5 million and $46 billion....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Awards $10.3 Million in Grants
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Matt Sinclair) - Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    The grants provide funding for thirty-nine projects, twelve artist fellowships, and two investments to support bold initiatives led by Philadelphia's arts and cultural organizations....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • U.S. Remains Low In Social Progress Index
    By Andy Segedin - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    The United States has crept up one spot, to 18th, on the 2017 Social Progress Index. The improvement fails to express, however, the U.S.’s consistent

    Source: The NonProfit Times
  • Does Racial Justice Need a Media Campaign?
    By Cyndi Suarez - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    New Zealand launches an anti-racism campaign in response to increased racial discrimination and xenophobia. What can U.S. nonprofits learn from it?

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • U of Louisville Audit Bright Spot a Mirage
    By Michael Wyland - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    The University of Louisville scandal is summed up in a simple statement from the former president’s chief of staff: “We are deliberately ambiguous because ambiguity is in the employee’s favor.”

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Ethical Considerations at the Zoo: The Pangolin Dilemma
    By Erin Rubin - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    A multi-pronged conservation effort is under way to save the pangolin, an endangered and little-known mammal indigenous to Asia and Africa. A lack of information has hampered activists in the past.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Father of Ghost Ship Fire Victim Makes Artist Live/Work Buildings His Mission
    By Ruth McCambridge - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    The fire at the Ghost Ship artist live/work space threatened the presence of arts communities in the Bay Area and elsewhere, but supporters, including the father of one of those who died, have stepped up to defend them.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Detroit-based Spend-down Foundation Is Having Trouble Spending Down
    By Ruth McCambridge - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    Who knew it could be hard to give a lot of money away? We do have a suggestion about how to spend down those pesky millions.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Madonna Invites Jeff Bezos to Join Her in Funding Detroit Nonprofits
    By Ruth McCambridge - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    The new philanthropy: Is this how it’s gonna be?

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • The Wherewithal of Society: An Accountability Challenge to Private Enterprise
    By Buzz Schmidt - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    In this article from 2011, Buzz Schmidt, founder of GuideStar, chair of the board of the F.B. Heron Foundation, and former chair of the NPQ board, argues that all enterprises need to be held to account for their contribution to—or depletion of—those things that are necessary to sustain a healthy society. He calls these “elements of community capital.” This article contains ideas that are core to NPQ’s views.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Number of Refugees, Displaced People Reached 65.6 Million in 2016
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Mitch Nauffts) - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    The report from UNHCR found that 10.3 million people were newly displaced in 2016 — the equivalent of one person every three seconds....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • Massachusetts Launches $12.4 Million Pay-for-Success Project
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Mitch Nauffts) - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    The Pathways to Economic Advancement Project will work to match employees with the skills employers need....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • Duke Endowment Awards $8.4 Million in Childcare Grants
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Mitch Nauffts) - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    Fourteen grants will support organizations in the Carolinas working to expand opportunities for at-risk children and youth....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • Arnold Foundation Awards $4.5 Million for Colorado Policy Lab
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Kyoko Uchida) - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    The grant will fund the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab at the University of Denver Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • Designated Gifts Lead To Fundraiser Layoffs
    By mark-hrywna - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    Two of the nation’s largest United Way affiliates and the organization responsible for raising three-quarters of the funds to operate New York’s Central Park were

    Source: The NonProfit Times
  • Could Universal Basic Income Make Its US Debut in Hawaii?
    By Cyndi Suarez - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    Hawaii just passed a bill to explore universal basic income. Other governments outside the U.S. are already testing UBI programs.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • From the Desk of “We Want Nonprofits to Be More Like Business…until We Don’t.”
    By Jeannie Fox - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    The press has a shotgun approach to nonprofit salaries that often shows a deep ignorance of the complexity of the jobs in question.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • What Nonprofits Should Remember about Innovation and Failure
    By Jim Schaffer - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    There is a lot to learn from the world’s most abject commercial failures as well as from the nonprofit sector’s great risk-taking.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • How to Save a Nonprofit: The Care Steps Required in Mergers and Acquisitions
    By Jason Schneiderman - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    This account of the care needed when making a nonprofit acquisition in good faith is a positive but cautionary lesson for those considering these kinds of organization-changing affiliations.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Elusive Donors Get More Expensive
    By Andy Segedin - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    Giving continued its slow ascent during 2016, with positive gains hamstrung by losses in efficiency and momentum. The recent trends have created the effect of

    Source: The NonProfit Times
  • Climate Preparedness: Rotterdam Sets Example for Coastal Cities Threatened by Rising Seas
    By Karen Kahn - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    While U.S. leaders dither, The Netherlands sees climate change as an opportunity to strengthen urban infrastructure and build more resilient communities.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • In Asset Management, It’s Still Boys, Not Girls, Who Run the World
    By Jason Schneiderman - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    An industry-sponsored nonprofit to increase the asset management pipeline might consider collaboration with high school STEM initiatives to strengthen its efforts.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • On World Refugee Day, UN Reports Increase in Refugees
    By Anna Berry - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    Developing countries are hosting more than three-quarters of refugees. Why isn’t the Western world doing more?

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Nonprofit Reports on Texas’s Problem with Barriers to Voting
    By Angie Wierzbicki - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    Some citizens still find it difficult to vote in Texas.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Lenfest Scholars Foundation Receives $20 Million Gift
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Kyoko Uchida) - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    The gift from an anonymous donor nearly doubles the foundation's endowment, which supports college scholarships for students from rural districts in Pennsylvania....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • Founder of Welcoming America Awarded 2017 Bronfman Prize
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Kyoko Uchida) - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    David Lubell, founder and executive director of Welcoming America, was recognized for his efforts to create communities that are welcoming of immigrants and refugees....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • F.B. Heron Foundation President Clara Miller to Step Down
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Kyoko Uchida) - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    Miller, who has served as president of the foundation since 2010, will assume the role of president emerita at the end of December....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
  • King Baudouin Foundation Awards 2016-2017 African Development Prize
    By webmaster@philanthropynewsdigest.org (Matt Sinclair) - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

    The biennial prize recognizes the outstanding achievements of young African tech-entrepreneurs driving social change across the continent....

    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND)
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