In other news, philanthropists and business titans mingle at Bloomberg “purpose party”; immigrant parents arrested at nonprofit hospital while awaiting newborn’s operation; Charity Network founder talks about celebrity philanthropy and the Giving Pledge; and tips on teaming up with businesses for a good cause.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Mexicans/241273
Mexican rescue operation uses typically small men and women volunteers known for their bravery and skill to pull people to safety; and Houston arts groups are struggling to find a new venue after theater is damaged. In other news, a dispute between Kenneth Cole and Harvey Weinstein has rocked a prominent AIDS group, and Alice Walton has launched a new venture to lend artwork.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Volunteer/241254
A group criticized Google; then it was exiled by its parent organization. Experts offer tips on how think tanks and other nonprofits can avoid similar situations.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-America-Turmoil-Prompts/241252
http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Fiona_Fleming_08-01-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Dr. Fleming of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) to discuss several monitoring reports that SCI had shared with GiveWell.
from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/QzRWEEJWy1c/WCh92BstBgAJ
In other news, Harvard’s endowment posts an 8 percent return, immigrant hurricane victims seek safety in churches, North Texas Giving Day brings in $39 million in 18 hours, Sen. Charles Grassley says hospitals don’t provide enough charity care, and Eric Trump apparently still attends events for his old charity after promising to stop raising money for it.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Bloomberg/241244
Itâs a cause that didnât make the top three last year. Two causes tied for the second most important cause: improving health care and the joint category of employment and job creation,
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Racial-Discrimination-No-1/241242
Read case studies and get expert advice on how to build ties with law makers and advocate effectively for your cause without risking your tax-exempt status.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-be-a-smart-advocate/153
Despite a government report citing a “downward trend,” tens of millions are going hungry. In other news, a charity canceled its triathlon after a Trump name change; Carlos Slim’s foundation is increasing efforts to help Mexicans become U.S. citizens; and a U.N. innovation could transform international aid distribution.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Little/241236
Corporate philanthropy increasingly takes its cues from “employee resource groups,” which get direction from individual staffers passionate about charitable causes.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Key-to-Getting-Corporate/240973
Also, storm recovery is vastly different for rich and poor. In other news, impact investing is rising fast thanks to millennials; political events replace charity galas at Trump properties; neurological research says giving really does make people feel good; and Humble Bundle brings in $100 million for charity; and the Holocaust Museum finds itself at the center of a debate on the Syrian civil war.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-JJ/241228